Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the people of Odisha will defeat both the ruling BJD and the opposition Congress in the Lok Sabha and the Assembly Elections.
'Odisha’s election results will surprise the entire country. BJP will win the polls with a record number of seats. People will reject both BJD and Congress,' Mr. Modi said in a Twitter post ahead of his election rallies in the state. Mr. Modi, who had visited Odisha’s Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on Tuesday, will address two election meetings later in the day at Sundergarh and Sonepur in the western region, considered a stronghold of the saffron party in Odisha.
Mr. Modi’s Saturday rallies will follow BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to the state on Sunday. Amith Shah will attend the party’s ‘Vijay Sankalp Samabesh’ at Polsara and Bargarh.
According to BJP sources, Amit Shah will again campaign in Odisha on April 9, the last day of campaigning for the April 11 vote in four Lok Sabha seats and 28 assembly segments.
Assembly elections in Odisha is scheduled to be held along with the Lok Sabha polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.