Odishatv Bureau

Bargarh: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) today reiterated that the party is on course for winning 120 assembly seats in Odisha in the upcoming general elections in 2019.

Speaking to media after the broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' programme in Bijepur assembly constituency, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the BJP is on the right track to achieve the goal of winning 120 of the 147 assembly seats in the State.

“We are confident of winning 120 seats in 2019 polls. People of Odisha want to get rid of the BJD. We will form the government here in 2019 and its foundation will be laid from Bijepur,” Pradhan said.

People have confidence and faith in the leadership of PM Modi. His image and developmental works will help the party win the Bijepur bypoll, he added.

Meanwhile, BJD spokesperson Pratap Deb alleged that the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme is held every month in which the PM speaks on various issue but the state’s BJP unit present the programme in Bijepur in such a way as if the PM would directly address the people of the region.

However, the truth was exposed. The BJP fears of losing the Bijepur bypoll as they might be aware that their position is not good in the constituency, Deb added.

Earlier, the BJP had made arrangements at all the 270 booths in bypoll-bound Bijepur constituency to bring together people to listen to PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' programme on All India Radio today.