Advani likely to skip Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: BJP leader L K Advani`s `Jan Chetna Yatra` in Orissa is likely to be curtailed by a day as the tour to state capital Bhubaneswar may be cancelled. Advani, who was earlier scheduled to wind up his Orissa tour on Tuesday, is likely to return tomorrow evening after addressing a public meeting at Cuttack, a senior BJP leader said.

Due to some urgent work in New Delhi, Advani is expected to cut short his programme which is being given a final shape, he said. The former deputy prime minister was slated to take part in an intellectuals` meeting and address a press conference at Bhubaneswar on Tuesday morning.

The BJP leader, who entered Orissa from Chhattisgarh this evening, addressed public meetings including one at Bargarh. He is scheduled to address similar meetings at Angul, Dhenkanal and Cuttack tomorrow, party sources said.