BJP will go it alone in Odisha: Amit Shah
BJP chief Amit Shah who is on a whirlwind tour of states to galvanise party workers with an eye on the 2019 polls, addressed a press conference on the second day of his Odisha tour on Thursday and announced that the BJP would go it alone in the elections.
Sounding the bugle for the polls with this announcement Shah said that the BJP would leave no stone unturned to emerge victorious in the state.
Slamming the BJD government, he said that the state Chief Minister was more concerned about celebratig his own success at being named the best administrator by a newspaper rather than the welfare of his people.
Referring to the surgical strikes he said they had enhanced the image of India across the globe and there was recognition that the country was capable of defending its frontiers. He said that Modi government has done a lot for every section of society as well as the economy.
Earlier on Thursday, the BJP president visited Lord Lingaraj Temple. Accompanied by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and state BJP president Basant Panda, Shah visited the 11th century Shiva shrine and was welcomed by BJP workers on the way.
He then went on to prepare a battle plan with party workers and leaders for the 2019 general elections and state polls that would follow soon after.
He also addressed intellectuals, the BJP is specially upbeat after a tremendous showing in the Panchayat recently concluded panchayat polls.