Mrunal Manmay Dash

With a focus on Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems all geared up for the General Elections 2024. As part of BJP's 'Mission 24', party President JP Nadda will visit the state in the last week of September, informed BJP State General Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan on Wednesday.

Nadda will join a workshop arranged for BJP members here focusing on the saffron party's road map for the upcoming General Elections.

Along with Nadda, Party's National General Secretary BL Santosh and Odisha in-charge Sunil Bansal will join the workshop, Harichandan informed.

Speaking to reporters, Harichandan said, "The training workshop which was postponed last month, will finally be held during the last week of September."

"The BJP has its focus on Odisha keeping the 2024 elections in mind. And the workshop will address issues pertaining to the state unit of the party," Harichandan said.

It’s worthwhile to mention here that, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had recently visited Odisha where he expressed his displeasure over the party’s weak organisational structure in the state. Shah gave workers a success mantra.

Shah had taken strong exception to the party winning fewer seats in the state in Panchayat elections in 2022 as compared to 2017 and not implementing the tasks assigned. He felt the organisational structure should be strengthened at village, ward and booth levels to put up a strong fight.

Shah also advised that each MLA and MP should take responsibility for three Assembly constituencies and two Lok Sabha seats respectively.