Meanwhile, politics has intensified in Odisha over the change of slogan by the ruling party, days ahead of the Ram Navami as BJP will certainly up the ante with the ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan.
The state unit of the BJP has now drawn up a strategy and action plan to take on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha.
BJP National President JP Nadda on Thursday appointed Samal as Odisha's party State President. Samal will replace the present chief Samir Mohanty
Briefing the itinerary of Shah's visit, Samantsinghar said, "The Home Minister will first visit the Akhandalamani shrine. Later, he will attend a public meeting at Dhamanagar in Bhadrak district."
Members of BJP Yuva Morcha on Tuesday launched Vidhan Sabha gherao abhiyan in Bhubaneswar as a mark of protest over Naba Das murder case and alleged deteriorating law and order situation in the State. A scuffle broke out between the agitating BJP workers and police when the saffron party workers attempted to march towards Odisha Assmebly. Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse protestors.
Hundreds of supporters of BJP Yuva Morcha flooded the Lower PMG Square and took out a mega rally in protest against the alleged lawlessness in the State.
The incident occurred when BJP members led by the Leader of Opposition, Mishra took out a huge rally from Ashapali School protesting deterioration in law and order situation in the State.
Speaking to reporters, BJP State General Secretary, Prithviraj Harichandan said, “Law and order in the State has reached a dangerous situation. Common man is clueless about safety and security.”
BJP MLA and leader of opposition (LoP) Jayanarayan Mishra alleged that Naba Das had died on the spot after being shot in the chest by an Assistant Sub-Inspector, and the State government enacted a drama of his treatment.
BJP State general secretary Golak Mohapatra said strengthening the organisation at the booth level is the first point of the party's two-point strategy which will help the party win elections in the coming days.
The meeting will be chaired by State BJP president Sameer Mohanty and it will be joined by National General Secretary Sunil Bansal, regional in-charge D Purandeswari and three Union Ministers among other leaders.
2023 is important as it is penultimate year of general polls. Discussion about early election is doing rounds. BJP has two-point programme in focus. 1st one – Be spokesman of people’s discontent against government. Represent expectations of women, youths, unemployed.
Odisha BJP to hold Satyagraha on December 26, says BJD creates record of destroying evidence
Informing about his visit, State BJP general secretary, Lekhashree Samantsinghar said, “JP Nadda will visit Odisha for one day on December 28 as against his earlier schedule of two days. He will address two public rallies in Baliguda and Chilika.”
The saffron party tied domestic mosquito nets to the gate of BMC and sat inside them protesting the growing mosquito menace with which residents of the Odisha Capital are fighting every day.