Himansu Shekhar Rout

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heading for a clean sweep in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, the saffron leaders of Odisha sounded euphoric over their party's victory. Party workers, who thronged the state party office in Bhubaneswar in the afternoon on Sunday, celebrated the victory.

Enthused over the poll results, BJP’s state unit president Manmohan Samal sounded optimistic about his party’s victory in Odisha in the 2024 elections, saying that the people will decide who should govern the state next time. 

Speaking to OTV on the poll results, Samal said, “The BJP got a chance first time to be the main opposition in 2019 by replacing the Congress in Odisha. In 2024, we will definitely form the government in Odisha, because common people have decided to overthrow the BJD government. They will fight for the BJP.”  
Asked about a persistent perception that if the BJD and the BJP will have a friendly match in the 2024 elections, Samal termed it as baseless, saying that it is the conspiracy of the ruling party which is creating such a perception as part of its strategy to induce confusion among people. 

“Since 2009, when the BJP parted its way from the BJD, we are looking after our own organisation and performing as an opposition party,” he said. 
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Earlier, speaking to the media persons, at BJP’s state party office said, ”Today is the day of happiness and euphoria for the BJP for its historic victory in the three states.  On behalf of the people of Odisha, we thank to the people of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh for reposing their faith in the BJP.”

Samal asserted that the poll results of the assembly elections in the three states have proved the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as shown in the survey. The Prime Minister has done a lot of commendable work like scrapping of Article 370, Ram Mandir, and good governance, he said terming the BJP’s victory as a trailer before the 2024 final battle.