Ramakanta Biswas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Odisha in the first week of March, informed the BJP's co-in-charge for Odisha, Lata Usendi on Thursday. 

Usendi informed that the PM will visit the state on March 5. The PM's visit holds significance ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections. 

As per sources, the PM is likely to address a public meeting in Jajpur's Chandikhol and lay the foundation stone of several developmental projects. However, the progrmame schedule is yet to be finalised.

Last time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Odisha on February 3. The PM inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore during a public programme in Sambalpur.

During the visit, the PM had inaugurated the permanent IIM Sambalpur campus in the presence of Odisha Governor Raghubar Das, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Ashwini Vaishnaw and other BJP leaders.

He also flagged off Puri-Sonepur-Puri Weekly Express, improving connectivity for the rail passengers in the region.