Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Politics
1-min read

CM Patnaik to Meet Grass-root Leaders Ahead of Amit Shah's Visit

Ahead of BJP president Amit Shah's proposed meeting with booth-level leaders of Odisha in April, BJD chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to meet grass-root leaders as part of post-panchayat poll review.

PTI

Updated:March 30, 2017, 9:45 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
CM Patnaik to Meet Grass-root Leaders Ahead of Amit Shah's Visit
File photo of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (Image: PTI)
Loading...

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of BJP president Amit Shah's proposed meeting with booth-level leaders of Odisha in April, BJD chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to meet grass-root leaders as part of post-panchayat poll review.

"The party president would meet grass-root level leaders starting from sarpanch, samiti members and Zilla Parishad members. The exercise would start from Jajpur district on April 2," said BJD spokesman Amar Prasad satpathy.

Asked if Patnaik's meeting with grass root level leaders was called in the wake of Shah's proposed interaction with booth level leaders some time in April, Satpathy said,

"Patnaik will only discuss on how to make people aware of various developmental programmes of the Government." He said Patnaik would meet grass root level leaders of various districts on different dates.

On April 2, the BJD chief would meet leaders of Jajpur district first and then those of Koraput district. No MLAs or MPs would be present in those meetings.

Patnaik, who for the first time invited grass root level leaders for discussion, will enquire reasons of defeat of BJD candidates in certain areas, party insiders said adding that he was worried about the party losing around 180 Zilla Parishad seats in the recent Panchayat election.

Though the BJD claimed that party candidates have captured about 72 per cent of the state's 314 blocks and maintained its status of being the single largest party in Odisha, the leadership was worried as BJP has won 297 Zilla Parishad seats in this year's rural polls compared to its previous performance of 36 Zilla Parishad seats in 2012.

Patnaik, party insiders said, was expected to know from grass root level leaders on how BJD could improve and why BJP rose substantially in Zilla Parishad level.

The regional party is in power since 2000.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Mirza Arif Beg
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results