Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24:
Buoyed by the latest opinion poll by ABP New-AC Nielsen suggesting that the BJP, with its allies, could reach within touching distance of an abolute majority in the coming Lok Sabha elections, there was a new zing to the launch of the party’s ‘one note, one vote’ campaign in Odisha today.
The BJP Odisha unit aims to reach out to voters at their doorsteps to boost the party’s electoral prospect and raise the money for election expenses.
“The campaign will continue at least for the next 10 days. If required, we will prolong it till the election dates are announced. It will help us to reach out to the people and address their problems,” said Singhdeo.
Singhdeo lashed out at the BJD government and the Congress party branding both as corrupt and working against the interests of the people. He also urged the people to choose a decisive leader like Narendra Modi for the development of the state as well as the country.
The ruling BJD reacted cautiously to the campaign stating that it would have no impact in Odisha since people of Odisha, unlike their counterparts in some other states, don’t believe in communal and casteist politics..
“There is no communal and casteist politics in the state. Odisha is the land of Lord Jagannath, who is above caste, creed and religion. So, the move of BJP would not have any impact on people,” said BJD vice-president and Health Minister Damodar Rout.