Pradeep Pattanayak

This time, people in Odisha will change the government, said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state unit President, Manmohan Samal on Saturday. 

Samal was attending the two-day-long national functionaries’ meeting at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi. In the meeting, which ended on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and the party's National President JP Nadda discussed election strategies with the party’s state presidents.

On the second day of the meeting, the leaders had a brainstorming session, discussing the strategies to be opted for the upcoming general elections. 

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The meeting witnessed the participation of all the state-level party presidents, in-charges (prabharies), assistant in-charges (saha prabharies), and other top office bearers. 

Among others, party’s Odisha President Manmohan Samal and National Vice President Baijayant Panda also participated in the meeting. 

After the meeting, Samal asserted that his party will definitely form the government in Odisha in 2024. 

“In 2019, we were polled 15 percent more votes compared to the previous election. As the people are dissatisfied with the BJD government, they will vote for a change. This time, our vote share will be 50 percent,” said Samal. 

No reactions could be obtained from the BJD over the statements of the BJP’s state president.

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