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BJP National Executive Meet: PM Modi's Roadshow in Bhubaneswar

News18.com | April 16, 2017, 9:38 AM IST
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The two-day BJP national executive meeting begins here today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah expected to underline strategy for a big saffron push in states like Odisha where it has traditionally been weak.

However, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is likely to skip the meet on health grounds, Union Minister Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

Here is the recap:

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Apr 15, 2017 4:07 pm (IST)

PM Modi begins his roadshow

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at Bhubaneswar.

Apr 15, 2017 1:14 pm (IST)

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Delhi's political circles are abuzz about BJP's chances in two eastern states - West Bengal and Odisha - after the party's spectacular win in Uttar Pradesh.

Apr 15, 2017 1:10 pm (IST)

Click to read | PM Modi's Vision for East & BJP's Expansion Plan Are in Sync: Dharmendra Pradhan

In an exclusive interview with CNN-News18's Marya Shakil, Dharmendra Pradhan says his party has 'special plans' for not only Odisha but all eastern states and any opposition leader who is ready to commit to the leadership of Narendra Modi is welcome to join BJP.

Apr 15, 2017 12:47 pm (IST)

Click to read: BJP Meet in Odisha: After Congress Rout, PM Aims for Opposition-mukt East India

The importance of Odisha in BJP's strategy for 2019 can be gauged from the fact that the party has started calling it the 'epicentre of eastern India politics'.

Apr 15, 2017 12:36 pm (IST)

To woo Dalits, that constitute over 17 percent of the state's electorate, the party has named the venue of its executive meet after noted Odia poet and reformer Bhima Bhoi

Apr 15, 2017 12:34 pm (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be accorded a warm welcome when he arrives in the city with the party planning receptions for him at several places on his way from airport to the Raj Bhawan, where he will stay tonight

Apr 15, 2017 12:33 pm (IST)

The saffron party is leaving nothing to chance and has started out early as both general and Assembly polls in Odisha are due in 2019. BJP has already become the primary opposition in Odisha after the local body polls in February, where it emerged as a close second after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal

Apr 15, 2017 12:31 pm (IST)

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is the face of BJP in Odisha, called Odisha a "laboratory" for the pro-poor policies of the Modi government as he hit out at the state government a day before the executive begins

Apr 15, 2017 12:29 pm (IST)

The executive meets against the backdrop of the BJP's stunning win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand besides maiden conquest in Manipur.It will focus on expanding the party in politically important states like West Bengal and Odisha, which are key to Shah's 2019 Lok Sabha poll strategy

Apr 15, 2017 12:22 pm (IST)

The two-day BJP national executive meeting begins in Bhubaneswar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah expected to underline strategy for a big saffron push in states like Odisha where it has traditionally been weak

BJP National Executive Meet: PM Modi's Roadshow in Bhubaneswar
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