BJP’s election blitz in Odisha: Modi’s third visit on May 20

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on another campaign trail in Odisha, amplifying BJP’s efforts for the impending Lok Sabha and assembly elections. Scheduled for May 20, this will mark Modi’s third visit to the state as part of his election mission.

The BJP’s state vice-president, Golak Mohapatra, disclosed that Modi’s itinerary includes a dynamic roadshow in Puri, along with public addresses slated for Angul and Cuttack. This strategic move underscores the party’s concerted efforts to connect with voters across various constituencies.

Accompanying Modi’s campaign fervor, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is poised to visit Odisha on May 15. He is scheduled to engage in three pivotal public meetings in Rourkela, Kantabanji, and Aska, reinforcing BJP’s presence and resonance in the state.

Further energizing the campaign trail, BJP’s national president, J.P. Nadda, will bolster the party’s stance with three significant public rallies on May 17 in Sundargarh, Hinjili, and Padmapur.

Modi’s previous visits to Odisha have been marked by robust critiques aimed at the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. These visits reflect BJP’s proactive approach in addressing pertinent issues and galvanizing support for their electoral endeavors.

The BJP’s focus on Odisha is underscored by their ambition to ascend to power in the state and secure a substantial share of Lok Sabha seats. With Odisha boasting 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 assembly seats, each visit and rally becomes instrumental in solidifying BJP’s electoral prospects and shaping the political landscape of the region.