BJD to begin work on poll manifesto from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections in Odisha just a few weeks away, the ruling-BJD has geared up to prepare its poll manifesto. Starting tomorrow, the party will launch a campaign to gather public opinion ahead of preparing the manifesto.

Informing about the party’s plans, BJD leader Arun Sahoo said a campaign– ‘Ghare Ghare Sankha, Mataamata Diyanti Apana, Paalana Karanti Naveen’ (Conch in every house, you give your opinion, Naveen obliges) – will be launched on the occasion of the birth anniversary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik tomorrow.

As a part of the programme, party members especially the women members will undertake door-to-door visits to gather views and expectations from 86 lakh households before preparing the poll manifesto.

Terming the BJP government at the Centre as ‘jumla’ government, Sahoo said while other parties across the country have failed to fulfil the promises made in their poll manifesto during 2014, the Odisha government has fulfilled almost all the promises.

Reactions from the BJP are yet to be received.

On the other hand, the Odisha Congress has also kick-started its process for poll manifesto and its leaders are visiting various districts to meet students, intellectuals, Self Help Groups and people from all walks of life.

Similarly, members of the BJP poll manifesto committee are holding meetings at the district level to collect suggestions from people at the grassroots. Besides, the party has been collecting feedback through a website.