Himansu Shekhar Rout

“It will be a fight with no holds barred in the upcoming elections, as we have marathon discussions about the elections in Delhi,' said Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Manmohan Samal after his return from New Delhi. 

Speaking to the media, the BJP veteran said,”We have apprised the Central leaders of the electoral strategies to be taken up. Central top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others were at the Central Election Committee meeting. We have discussed threadbare about Odisha elections. Everything was put forth before the CEC. It is up to them to decide on the poll strategies and accordingly elections will be fought.”

Samal also reiterated that the BJP will go solo to polls and field candidates in 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats, because people want to change the government. He asserted that the Modi government will come to power at the Centre for the third time in a row.