BJP party chief Amit Shah will brainstorm with alliance parties in New Delhi on Tuesday to strategise how to expand base in the remaining three states and achieve the target of making the region "Congress-mukt".
"The GDP growth came down because a lot of traders cleared their stocks in advance in order to get input tax credit.
We also know that BJD is such a party where one has to belong to Biju Parivar to take over the reins of the party in Odisha", Shah, who began his 3-day Odisha visit to galvanise the BJP workers in the state, said. The BJP has just 10 MLAs in the 147-seat Odisha assembly.
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He said while he had ultimate responsibility for Bell Pottinger, he had been "misled" over the campaign by colleagues. Bell Pottinger has been at the centre of a storm since the #GuptaLeaks emerged.
BJP has approached the major tribal-based parties of the state - Indigenous People's Front of Twipra (IPFT) and the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) - to join the North East Democratic Alliance (Neda) in a bid to unseat the Left Front government in the upcoming assembly election. Hitting out at the Naveen Patnaik government, Shah said the "state is plagued by rampant corruption", and people have been deprived of proper electricity and drinking water supply in the last 17 years of BJD rule.
The BJP Starwalt also hit out at chief minister Naveen Patnaik for celebrating an award given by a news magazine to him.
"The Modi government has made arrangements for the upliftment of poor dalits and backward classes". Rudy and Balyan are tipped to be named BJP general secretaries, the sources added. Each full-timer is being assigned nine booths in a constituency and tasked with creating a winnable environment for the party.Earlier, Shah was given a rousing reception when he touched down at Bhubaneswar airport on Wednesday morning and was taken to the State Guest House in a motorcycle rally. The BJP is planning to contest on all the assembly seats.