Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, April 8:
Buoyed by the visit of several central leaders including the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the BJP today claimed that its vote share had increased to 33 per cent and will emerge as number one party in the first phase elections in Odisha.
“The party will leave behind the other political parties and emerge as front runner in the first phase polls. As per our own survey and estimate, we have increased our vote share b four per cent and will get 33 per cent of the votes in the polls to be held on April 10. The vote share of BJD and Congress has decreased to below 30 per cent,” claimed Odisha Pravari for BJP Arun Singh here today.
He said the party will benefit from the internal strife in Congress and BJD in the polls as both the parties are divided houses this time.
“Our workers are highly motivated after the back to back rally of central leaders and state leaders. The response of workers is unprecedented. Now, the scared BJD and Congress leaders are telling the people that you vote for BJP and Modi in the Lok Sabha polls, but vote for us in Assembly polls,” said Singh claiming that the Modi wave will sweep the ensuing polls.
BJP has organised 16 rallies of central leaders against two rallies of Congress that includes rallies of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
While Narendra Modi addressed four rallies during the electioneering, BJP president Rajnath Singh addressed four rallies as well. Former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu and Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh also addrssed out four rallies each giving a boost to the party in western and southern Odisha.