Ramakanta Biswas

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will focus on the booth level to strengthen the party at the grassroots level, said party’s State general secretary Golak Mohapatra on Sunday. 

Addressing a presser on the second day of the two-day BJP State Executive Meeting in Bhubaneswar, Mohapatra said the saffron party has chalked out two-point strategy to boost the party’s winning prospects in the upcoming elections.        

“In order to strengthen the party at the grassroots level, our focus is now on booths. Some leaders of the party will be given responsibilities of mandals (circles) and they will reach out to the booth level,” Mohapatra said.  

“In the next three months, the BJP will make all the party members active in all booths and take various welfare schemes of the Centre to the people. The party members will also highlight the hijacking of various central schemes by the Odisha government apart from exposing the incompetency of the government,” he added.  

The BJP leader said strengthening the organisation at the booth level is the first point of the party's two-point strategy which will help the party win elections in the coming days.

He said the second point of the strategy is ‘political fight’ against the Odisha government. 

“The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) portal was opened thrice since 2019, but the Odisha government did not make any single entry of beneficiary. Depriving eligible beneficiaries of PMAY houses is the aim of the BJD government,” he alleged. 

“We will highlight before the police how the BJD government is preventing eligible beneficiaries from getting PMAY houses. The BJP will hit the streets and sensitise people about the issue,” he added. 

Mohapatra further informed that the party members will visit mandis and inquire into alleged non-procurement of paddy, katni-chatni among other issues.

The two-day state executive committee meeting was attended by party leaders like regional Prabhari Sunil Bansal, State Prabhari D Purandeswari, State president Samir Mohanty and BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda, among others. 

The reaction of the BJD on the allegations of the BJP could not be obtained.

Reported by Harihar Chand, OTV