Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is gearing up to become Odisha's top political party from the second position as the 2024 general election is inching closer.

The BJP has intensified its efforts to improve its performance in the State. Recently, the saffron party had organised its national executive committee meeting in Hyderabad in which the senior party leaders have chalked out a roadmap to add enthusiasm among the party workers. The party organised the two-day meeting to plan its southern expansion with a focus on the states with regional party-ruled governments.

Meanwhile, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, "We need to give more efforts and strengthen the party. The way we came to second position, we will become the top party in the same way. Every one needs to wait."

While the BJP's senior leader exuded confidence to level up the party's position in the state, the Biju Janata Dal's MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik said, "Every political party aims to reach the top position. I don't think any competitor will get satisfied by remaining in third or fourth position. Whoever is in the third position will give efforts to become second and whoever is in second will try to reach the pinnacle. On the other hand, whoever is in the top will do everything to maintain its position. This is a common thing."