BJP will form government in Odisha in 2019: Naidu


Shah has given a clear signal in the executive meeting that the party would work relentlessly to grab the eastern state in the 2019 elections. "His popularity among the people of India has confirmed that he is the most admired and respected leader since the time of Independence", it said heaping praise on the prime minister.

"The world is now looking towards India. After three years, there is no anti-incumbency but a pro-Moi wave because we have delivered", said Javadekar while describing the thrust of the BJP's political and economic resolutions at the meeting.

"The passing of GST in terms of economic reforms is a historic achievement of the central government", it said.

"In the first two years of Modi government, only 400,000 jobs were created in the organised sector as opposed to 2 million jobs created during the first two years of the Congress-led government", said Ramesh. But BJP continued working hard, and achieved the target, which shows the grass root party workers determination.

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The BJP national president said he would spend three days in Kerala as part of the organisational expansion drive.

Samajwadi Party and was able to repeat the performance in Odisha.

Odisha chooses a new assembly in 2019, the same time as the national election and the BJP is aiming to conquer all from panchayat to Parliament.

BJP's two-day national executive meet in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar concluded today with resoultion to take party policy and programme across the country.

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Noting that the contribution made by the people of Odisha was significant, Modi said the glorious chapters of history serve as inspiration and people should link themselves with the past. Odisha, a third of whose population is below the poverty line, was among the few states that defied the Modi surge in 2014.

"The fact that there is no other state leader who can match his image has automatically propelled him to the position of the strongest CM candidate. If the state government does not make proper utilisation of the funds, it is state's failure", Shah said.

An 11-km-long synthetic saree covering the entire stretch depicting schemes launched by the Modi government was displayed along the entire route. The party also referred to demonetisation, saying the poor supported the exercise.

BJP National General Secretary, Ram Madhav reported a news agency, "We are going to discuss about the strategy for 2019 general and state elections. I am fortunate to meet their family members", said Modi.

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"If that happens, Panda, who enjoys a considerable following, will emerge as one of the readily acceptable faces of the BJP, upstaging Pradhan", a senior Bhubaneswar-based journalist said.