Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah arrived in Odisha on Monday to attend the two-day national executive meet of party’s Mahila Morcha in Puri.
Shah was welcomed at Biju Patnaik International Airport here by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other BJP leaders. Later, the BJP president proceeded to Puri.
BJP Mahila Morcha national chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar said that Shah would discuss with the women’s wing office bearers on a plethora of issues.
The meeting would also prepare a roadmap for women empowerment in the country as well as Odisha, she added.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the visit of Shah to Odisha would boost the morale of the party workers ahead of 2019 general and assembly polls.
Notably, Modi had criticized the BJD government for corruption and delay in decision making.
During his last Odisha visit on July 1, Shah has already advised his party leaders and workers to reinforce the party base at the grassroots.
Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s one-day whirlwind tour Saturday last week, Amit Shah’s visit holds significance for the saffron party rank and file here as Shah has already set his Mission Odisha-2019 target of 120+ seats out of the 147 Assembly seats.