BJP national executive meet begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s two-day national executive meeting has begun at Bhubaneshwar on Saturday.

The meeting is expected to discuss a host of issues including the elections in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.

The BJP’s national executive is also likely to discuss the next Presidential candidate. Besides, the party would focus on Odisha.

The saffron party had an excellent performance in the recently concluded panchayat polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives on Saturday, is to hold an eight-km road show here from the airport to Raj Bhawan.

At the airport, state unit leaders will give a grand welcome to Modi. At least 300 cultural troupes across the state will perform during the road show.

Modi is to felicitate members of 16 families associated with the Paika rebellion of 1817 during the meet. Paika rebellion is considered as the first armed mutiny against the British rule in the state. The move is expected to boost the BJP’s standing in the state.