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Modi gets rousing welcome in Odisha, terms it "memorable"

Erik Tate | 16 April, 2017, 02:45

In the backdrop of the overwhelming electoral success in the last panchayat polls and with eyes set on 2019 twin elections, there is likely to be a separate session to prepare blueprint dealing with Odisha at the conclave.

A two-day BJP National Executive meeting began here on Saturday with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah. The BJP's massive wins in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have changed the experts' definition of big victories, usually associated with two-thirds majority, as it won more than 75% of seats as people have embraced "our politics of performance" and rejected opposition parties' politics of brazen appeasement, rank family promotion and casteism, Shah said.

Earlier in the day, Modi had led a roadshow and broke security protocol to step out of his vehicle to wave and shake hands with a frenzied crowd as he arrived here to attend the two-day BJP national executive meeting with saffron expansion in Odisha being its key agenda. "Its golden era will arrive when it rules from panchayat to assemblies across the country and Parliament", he said.

"When we won in 2014, they said BJP has reached its peak".

While addressing BJP National Executive meeting here, Shah came down heavily on Odisha government which is headed by BJD, also a regional party. Amit Shah said that we need to work toward this.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP veterans L.K. Advani and M.M. Joshi will be among those joining the deliberations.

Enthused by its resounding victory in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP seems quite confident that it would come to power in Odisha, where it has never been in a commanding position despite being an ally of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for nine years.

"But the BJP is yet to be at its peak". Shah is also scheduled to attend a programme at the state BJP headquarters to celebrate the Odia New Year.

The BJP chief himself plans to travel for 95 days till September, and the itinerary does not include visits already planned in connection with the Deen Dayal Upadhyay centenary celebrations, said law and IT minister Ravishankar Prasad while briefing reporters on the proceedings, held in-camera.

"We were also weak in north eastern states like Assam and Manipur". The members of the BJP's Mahila Morcha felicitated the prime minister in front of the Raj Bhavan, giving him lotus flowers.

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