On a two-day visit to Odisha Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri JP Nadda reached Bhubaneswar on 29 September, 2022 where he was accorded a grand welcome by party Karyakartas and senior party leaders. A magnificent bike rally was taken out by thousands of Karyakartas in his honour from Airport to State BJP Office. Shri Nadda addressed a huge Karyakarta Sammelan in Bhubaneswar and interacted with state party office bearers, MPs, MLAs, district presidents and district in-charges in the state BJP office.
Shri JP Nadda began his second-day Pravas by offering prayers at Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri and reviewed the party’s poll preparedness for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. He paid homage to the late deputy leader of the Odisha Legislative Assembly, Shri Bishnu Sethi, and met his family members at Tihidi in Bhadrak. He also participated in several programmes in Cuttack and a booth Sammelan in Bhubaneswar. Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, State BJP President Shri Shri Samir Mohanty and other senior leaders of the party were present during these programmes.
Addressing the Karyakarta Sammelan, Shri JP Nadda said the BJD is mired in rampant corruption and unable to deliver during its 23 years rule in Odisha. He called upon the people of Odisha to overthrow the Naveen Patnaik government in 2024 and bring a double engine BJP government in the state. Shri Nadda asked party Karyakartas to work for a ‘BJD-mukt Odisha’.
Shri Nadda also criticized the state government for re-branding the schemes of the Central government like the PM housing scheme as its own – Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana. “One person is facilitating houses but the credit is being taken by another,” he said.
The BJP National President said, BJP is the biggest political party in the world and it is an ideology-based national party.
He further said the Modi Government has taken several initiatives for the development of the state by setting up institutions like AIIMS, IIM, IISER, NISER and many medical colleges. The Central Government has also taken steps for providing safe drinking water, power supply, pucca houses, toilets, etc. for the people of Odisha, he added.
Later, the BJP National President attended an inauguration programme of a 100-bed hospital at Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research in Cuttack.