Panchayat polls: Modi thanks people of Odisha for unstinting support to BJP

Bhubaneswar/Kannauj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Odisha for their unstinting and unprecedented support to the BJP in the ongoing five-phase Panchayat elections in the state.

Addressing a massive election rally in Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said despite the fact that the BJP organisation in Odisha is weak as compared to other states as only one leader is elected to the Parliament, the people of the state have finally reposed their faith on BJP and as a result of which the party has been able to garner massive win. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the people of Odisha, especially to the rural voters, for the unprecedented performance of my party in the rural elections,” the Prime Minister said in his address.

Coming down heavily on the  ruling BJD, Modi said the gimmick of the regional party, which has been hoodwinking the people of Odisha, will not work this time as the outcome of the Panchayat polls has made it clear that the people are in no mood to believe in its misinformation campaign against the BJP government at the Centre.