PM Narendra Modi and BJP Leader Amit shah has sets its on Odisha. Now the eastern state has backed to Navveen Patnaik led BJD for the past 17 Years. In the two day BJP national executive meeting in the state , BJP leaders clearly gave warning of sorts to the ruling dispensation that Odisha features prominently in the saffron party’s political ‘look east’ policy.
The BJP has found new confidence in the east. It was unimaginable 10 years ago that BJP would expand in the north-east, but three years after the party assumed power at the Centre, the party has state governments in three states– Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Manipur. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the BJP is expanding its base in the east aggressively.
On the first day of the national executive, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the golden times for the party has not ended with major wins in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He also launched a sharp attack on the Naveen Patnaik government, saying under its rule Odisha did poorly on all development indicators.
Highlights of BJP National Executive meeting :
- On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the families of freedom fighters. He then went to Lingraj Temple. After offering prayers to Lord Shiva, he came out on foot and waved to the devotees who were cheering him on.
- After this, the Prime Minister reached to the venue where the national executive meet is being held. He will hold discussions with leaders on party’s strategies for the upcoming elections. They may also discuss party’s expansion in the southern and eastern state.
- The party will pass an economic resolution on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the assembly at 3 pm.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will remain in Odisha until the conclusion of the national executive meeting. He will then fly to Surat, where he is expected to take out a road show.
- On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed BJP’s strength and his popularity with a big road show in the state capital. He stood on the footrest of his car and waved to the crowd that lined up to greet the leader.
- In general executive meet, BJP chief Amit Shah said that the recent victory in assembly elections was due to Modi’s popularity, his government’s pro-poor parties and the hard work of BJP workers.
- BJP’s win marked the end of politics of caste, nepotism, and appeasement and the start of the new era of ‘politics of performance’, he said.
- Amit Shah said that after 2014, BJP had won most of the by-polls and local body polls. This signifies the trust of the country on the party. It also shows that BJP’s electoral base is expanding across the India.
- The BJP leader spelled out party’s plan of expanding the party. He said the golden era for the party will arrive with wins in Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and north-east states.
- He said party’s best performance was yet to come.
- Amit Shah launched an attack at the BJD government, saying that despite 20 years of the government, people of the state have no clean water, no electricity and no access to education and health care.