BJP adopts Look East policy at National Executive meet

State govt asserts state guests status to ministers attending the BJP Nat’ Exe. Meeting

Shah is already excited at the BJP graduating from the third to second spot in Odisha in the recent panchayat polls and he made a decision to hold the executive in the state to give a clear message to the ruling BJD that the BJP is all set to make a dent in the state.

The political objective behind this strategy is that it will have an overbearing impact on the anti-incumbency sentiment against Naveen Patnaik's 17-year rule.

Repeating his roadshows in Varanasi ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Mr. Modi stood up in his SUV and waved at the thousands of people who lined up on either side of the road as he drove past.

According to Prasad, Shah said that the BJP's golden time would come when it won in Karnataka, Odisha and West Bengal.

Many Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-governed states have already reached.

Questioning the integrity of electronic voting machines (EVMs) amounted to openly disrespecting the Election Commission, he said in his inaugural address at the two-day national executive meet of the BJP here. The move is expected to boost the BJP's standing in the state. "Our agenda is to groom workers in all 32,000 booths in Odisha and party's performance in the state will lay the foundation for expansion", said petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, a prominent face of the party in the coastal state.6. "Now when we are in the land of Lord Jagannath, we firmly believe that BJP will win here too", Prasad said.

Meanwhile, Modi fever has gripped the city with major road junctions bearing cut-outs of the prime minister and party president.

The last executive committee meet on January 6, 7 in New Delhi was held in the run up to the assembly polls in five states. "Modi", "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Bande Mataram".

He received lotus flowers when he was felicitated by members of the BJP's Mahila Morcha in front of the Raj Bhavan.

Still, PM Narendra Modi wants to make a big push to expand into eastern India.

- ANI (@ANI_news)PM @narendramodi waving to the enthusiastic supporters greeting him in Bhubaneswar.