Bhubaneswar: BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday exuded confidence that party will ‘sweep’ the forthcoming Odisha Assembly polls in 2019.
Shah, who was on a one-day visit to the State to take stock of the party’s poll preparedness, addressed over 2,400 panchayat-level Shakti Kendra committee heads and their deputies were assembled here and infused new vigour among party workers to work for upcoming polls.
The BJP president lashed out at the BJD government in the state on the issue of the missing keys to the Ratnabhandar (treasure) of the Jagannath temple and blamed Naveen Patnaik government for failing to “safeguard the aspirations of Hindus” in his address.
He attended five back-to-back closed-door meetings with senior party functionaries and grassroots workers of the Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri Lok Sabha constituencies.
He also met prominent architect, Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra, as part of the ‘Sampark se Samarthan’ campaign.
Shah’s visit comes as part of an agenda to strengthen party in Odisha ahead of the upcoming elections.