BJP releases list of 112 candidates for Odisha Assembly election 2024

BJP chief JP Nadda and other Odisha leaders
Image Source : BJP/SITE BJP chief JP Nadda and other Odisha leaders

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday releases a list of 112 candidates for the Odisha Assembly election 2024. The saffron party is hoping for a change in the state. The ruling BJD has been in power since 2000. 

BJP to hold 100 election rallies in Odisha

The BJP will hold 100 election rallies in the state aiming to wrest power from Naveen Patnaik-led BJD. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are among top star comapigners for the party in the state.


Odisha BJP vice-president Golak Mohapatra on Sunday said that mega rallies will be held in all the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies, which besides Modi and Shah, BJP president JP Nadda and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh would also address.


The party on Saturday held a meeting here on strategies for the polls. 


Simultaneous elections to 147 assembly seats and 21 Lok Sabha constituencies will be held in Odisha in four phases from May 13.


PM Modi already addressed two rallies in Sambalpur and Chandikhole on February 3 and March 5 respectively. Besides, Rajnath Singh and former MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chovan also held meetings in the state.


Mohapatra said that while top party leaders and Union ministers will address the public meetings in parliamentary constituencies, several chief ministers including Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath and Assam’s Himanta Biswa Sharma, will address rallies in different assembly segments.


Mohapatra said that the preparations for the campaign are underway and corruption and crime against women will be highlighted in it.


BJD MLA Sudhir Samal, on the other hand, asserted that the people of Odisha have “decided to bless” Naveen Patnaik with another term in office to make him the longest-serving CM of the country, and that the party would sweep the polls.

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