Bhubaneswar: It’s Sunil Bansal’s strategy in action. At least 7 Union Ministers and other senior BJP functionaries are visiting the State in two days.
The Union Minister’s visiting the State are Dharmendra Pradhan, Arjun Munda, Nityananda Rai, Ashwini Choubey, Bhupendra Yadav, Bisheswar Tudu and Nisith Paramanik.
While Mr.Pradhan, Mr.Munda, and Mr.Rai have already reached the state, Mr.Choubey and Mr.Tudu are scheduled to arrive tonight.
Mr.Yadav and Mr.Paramanik will reach here on Saturday, the sources said.
Apart from Union Ministers, BJP’s National Spokesperson Sambit Patra and National Vice President Baijayant Panda also came to the state to accompany the Union Ministers.
The visit of over half-a-dozen Union Ministers to Odisha, came after recent visit of BJP’s newly appointed Odisha in-charge Sunil Bansal earlier this week and Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s tour in August.
During his visit, Mr.Shah had announced that Odisha was on the focus list of BJP and the saffron party will come to power in the state in the 2024 Assembly election.
However BJP sources said that these 7 Union Ministers will visit at least 12 Lok Sabha segments across Odisha where the BJP’s position was comparatively bad.
Though the BJP candidates had won in 8 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha in 2019 elections, it lost in 13 other seats.
“Our Ministers will visit those areas and meet the party workers and guide them on how to perform better in the 2024 elections,” said BJP Spokesperson Rajendra Panda.
As per the agenda, while Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda left for Jajpur district after his arrival here, Minister of State for Home Nityananda Rai will visit Cuttack.
Mr.Munda is scheduled have a meeting with the District Administration regarding the execution of the central schemes in the district.
Union Minister for Environment Bhupendra Yadav, who was supposed to arrive here on Friday evening, however, rescheduled his program and will arrive on Saturday.
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu will be reaching shortly, he informeds.
“BJP leaders including Union Ministers visit different parts of the country keeping in view both the organizational interest as well as official work,” Nityanand Rai said on his arrival at the airport here.
BJP State General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar said the Union Ministers will attend official reviews and also meet the party workers during the visit.
This is the strategy being adopted by Sunil Bansal In charge of Odisha BJP and these Union Ministers will inform the people about the good work done by the Narendra Modi Government for the people of Odisha.