BJP’s national president Amit Shah was accorded with a grand welcome from party leaders and supporters after arriving in Bhubaneswar on a one-day visit to attend party meeting to chalk out the strategy for the 2019 General Election.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Tribal Affairs Ministr Jual Oram along with several other top leaders of the saffron party’s state wing remained present at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) to receive Shah during his arrival.
Shah, who has set a target to win 120 plus seats in the 147-member house, on Sunday held closed door meetings with the state leaders to fine tune poll strategies.
“Addressed a meeting with Shakti Kendra incharges and co-incharge in Bhubaneswar. With such energy and enthusiasm among Odisha BJP karyakartas, the BJP is all set to sweep Odisha in 2019, under the leadership of the Prime Minister,” shah tweeted
During his address to poll booth workers, Shah targeted the Odisha government over the missing keys of the Jagannath temple’s Ratna Bhandar, saying that if it cannot safeguard the hopes of Hindus, how could it protect the state’s interests.
The BJP chief also asked the party workers to reach out to booth-level supporters within 15 days and highlight the welfare work of the union government and raise the issue of the alleged failure of the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in the state, said a BJP leader.
Shah also held meetings with two leaders from each of the panchayats in the 21 Assembly segments in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack Lok Sabha constituencies.
He also held closed door meetings with the party ‘prabharis’ of parliamentary and assembly constituencies and social media team separately.
Before leaving for Delhi Shah also met Padma shri Raghunath Mohapatra at his Residence on BJP Party’s outreach programme, “Sampark for Samarthan(contact for support)”, aiming to highlight the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government over the past four years.