BJP braces to face ‘united opposition’, rules out alliance with BJD in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after West Bengal chief minister and TMC president Mamata Banerjee’s mega ‘united opposition’ rally in Kolkata, BJP has now geared up to counter the grand alliance ahead of the upcoming crucial elections in several States including Odisha. As part of its strategy, the saffron party will reach out to people with a message that the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is nothing but an alliance of corrupt leaders.

Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar, BJP’s national general secretary, Bhupender Yadav today alleged that only due to fear of PM Narendra Modi, all the corrupt leaders of several political parties in the country have united under one roof only to safeguard their own interests.

“The opposition leaders, who once used to fight against each other and were dipped in corruption, have now come together. The Mahagathbandhan lacks policy, intent and leadership,” said Yadav.

Yadav categorically ruled out possibilities of any alliance with ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha. Moreover, BJP will form government in Odisha on its own.

“People will vote BJP to power in Odisha and our party will get full majority here,” Yadav added.

BJP national secretary, Suresh Pujari also claimed that the party will bag all the 40 seats in western Odisha in the upcoming polls. “We are trying to accomplish ‘120 plus Mission’ in Odisha. We will win 40 out of 40 seats in Western Odisha,” he added.

BJD MP Prasanna Acharya on the other hand ridiculed BJP’s Suresh Pujari’s claims of winning all the seats in western Odisha.

“BJD will get tremendous success in the upcoming elections in Odisha. BJP leaders are daydreaming as they are forgetting about the drubbing their party received during the Bijepur bypolls,” said Acharya.