BJP party President Amit Shah is on a 115 day tour across India, as a part of the election campaign ahead of the general elections due in 2019. BJP is well in advance preparing for the next elections, with launching programmes such as the vistarak programme, under which party members will visit all the states to the booth level and talk about the achievements of BJP in the past three years and convince the people to vote for them in the next elections also.
Odisha is the 14th state the party president is visiting as part of the BJP’s vistarak programme. BJP, using the strategy ‘Mo Booth Sabuthu Majboot’ (My Booth is the Strongest) programme, is visiting at the booth levels of different states to strengthen the party’s position and woo in votes. Shah visited Odisha’s village Basantpur (booth no 191) on Tuesday and met the villagers talking to them about the welfare programmes of the government and seeking their support in the forthcoming election. Majority of the population in the village is that of the dalits, and voters belonging to the backward castes.
Majority of the population in the village is that of the dalits, and voters belonging to the backward castes. Shah spent most of his time at villager Harihar Sahu’s house and also at the Odisha snack, moodi with the family. During his visit, he spoke about the Daya river and the importance it held in the history of India. He said that the bloodiest wars in the world’s history, the famous Kalinga War was fought here, on the banks of Daya river.
He also accused the ruling BJD government for the widespread poverty and lack of development in the State. Ahead of his visit to Basantpur, Shah also visited five other villages followed by lunch at a dalit family’s house. Apart from this he also attended party workers meetings in Ganjam, Jajpur and Khurda districts, interacted with leaders and discuss strategies to strengthen BJP in the state. He also met BJP zilla parishad members, block presidents and vice-presidents in the state.
As per his itinerary, Shah is scheduled to visit Gujarat next week as a part of the vistarak programme.