BHUBANESWAR: BJP national president
on Saturday appealed the party workers to start working for forming a
in the state with 50 per cent votes in the coming general election. He said this while addressing the first state executive body meeting of the party via video conferencing.
Nadda said his party became the main opposition party after going through
several difficult situations
. “Our party has received more than one crore votes in the 2019 election. In the Loksabha election, we have received 38 per cent votes in 2019 against 21 per cent in 2014. Similarly, we got 32 per cent vote in the assembly election in 2019 against 18 per cent in 2014. We will get 50 per cent vote and form BJP government in Odisha in the next general election,” he added.
He said the party leaders and workers should work in a planned way by making good strategies for the coming election. He criticised the state government for taking credit by naming Central projects as state projects. “We know that poor people are deprived of their rights due to the state government. But it cannot fool the people of Odisha always. If the state implements
Ayushman Bharat scheme
, over 2.4 crore people of Odisha will get benefit out of this,” he added.
Nadda stated that the
is sanctioning fund for several communication, health and infrastructure projects in the state. He discussed different schemes of the Centre and decisions taken by prime minister Narendra Modi. He praised the national education policy.
“Atma Nirbhar Bharat and local for vocal will change the date of the country. Around six lakh villages will get optical fibre connection and become digital villages. People should get vocal for local products like Chandua of Pipili and Pattachitra of Raghurajpur,” he added.
Among others, BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda, national joint general secretary (organisation)
, BJP Odisha in-charge
, union ministers
and Pratap Chandra Sarangi, state president Samir Mohanty and other party leaders attended the meeting.