With 'Mission 120', BJP to Fight Odisha Elections Alone, Says Amit Shah

Meghalaya BJP gears up for 2018 Elections Meeting with Amit Shah on Sep 5 in New Delhi

Way ahead of the elections BJP has begun with its campaign, with Amit Shah personally visiting all the states and holding meetings with the party workers and discuss the election strategy.

Bhubaneswar: BJP National President Amit Shah this morning visited the Lingaraj Temple here on the second day of his three-day visit to Odisha and paid obeisance to the deities. Shah claimed the BJP would win 120 of the 147 Assembly seats in the next polls in Odisha as "people are disillusioned with the dynastic rule in the state".

The question regarding beef ban came up during a presentation by the Sikkim government as the state is the first in the north east to ban all kinds of cow slaughter with a punishment of minimum two years imprisonment, NDTV reported. AGP president, Atul Bora and State Minister Keshab Mahanta are representing the regional party.

On Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's doubt over BJP winning so many seats, the BJP chief said, "Let Naveenji learn mathematics. the poll outcome and number of seats will be known the day votes are counted".

"Works of around Rs 4 lakh crore have been declared by the Centre for Odisha".

The Union ministers are also accompanying him on his 110-day nationwide tour which Shah has undertaken to strengthen the BJP in the entire country.

"The steps taken by Modi government in the last three years for the betterment of Odisha are unprecedented", he said. Rudy and Balyan are tipped to be named BJP general secretaries, the sources added.

Mr Shah on Wednesday evening said the voices of dissent were never tolerated in the Congress and BJD, and people with enormous potential were always sidelined and suppressed.

Addressing a crowd today, BJP president Amit Shah said that within these eight states, the state government was successful in implementing the NEDA. The BJP has just 10 MLAs in the assembly.

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