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BJP meet kicks off after Modi road show in Odisha

BJP meet kicks off after Modi road show in Odisha

Pro-poor policy was the thrust of the Prime Minister's address at the concluding session as also the political and economic resolutions at the BJP's two-day national executive meeting at Bhubaneswar where Modi coined "P2 and G2 (Pro-People Proactive and Good Governance)" and "Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Jal Dhan" as new directional themes for "New India". Indeed, this point in BJP's his-tory could be seen as its peak.

Modi also hailed party president Amit Shah's stewardship of the organisation and credited his strategy for BJP's win in the recent polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh.

Pradhan added: 'Odisha is a laboratory for the Modi government's pro-poor policies in the country. "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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches the venue of BJP National Executive Meet.

Mail Today asked Amulya Ranjan Gochhayh, a geologist and Sanjay, an auto rickshaw driver, Paiyo Mohalik from Bhadrak and a delegation of villagers, mostly farmers and poor workers from Cuttack, who had come from different parts of Odisha.

The roadshow, which began from the airport around 7.25 PM and ended at 9.25 PM at the Circuit House, was a mega outreach by Modi in the election year after the BJP chose to project him as the face of 2017 state Assembly polls, which will be a battle of prestige for the Prime Minister in his home state.

In the just-concluded panchayat polls, chief minister Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) remained the leading party with 473 zilla parishad seats out of 853, but the BJP managed to make significant ground by winning 297 seats.

Shah also hit out at opposition parties for questioning EVMs and said that blaming EVMs is disrespecting the Election Commission.

This promise or threat (depending on one's political loyalties) was received with a standing ovation at the BJP national executive meeting.

Later, the BJP-BJD alliance formed government in the state. "We must reach out to backward Muslims", Modi said. BJP did not enjoy much support in North Eastern states previously but things are changing now.

"We have 13 chief ministers in the country".

"People expected him to announce a special package for Odisha but Modi completely ignored the interests of the state as his focus was to safeguard BJP's interests", Harichandan alleged. But, BJP formed governments in these two states.

"In the same way, we have to go into mission mode to think how we can bring about socio-economic transformation in the society by 2022", he said.

They waited for several hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his "show stopper" road show, a replay of Varanasi on Bhubaneswar streets on Saturday afternoon.


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