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BJP chief to attend women's wing meet on Sept 24 to galvanise

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Shah is slated to attend a meeting of party's women's wing at Puri on September 24 with an aim to galvanise the cadres for the upcoming assembly poll.

Announcing this here on Tuesday, Odisha Mahila Morcha said Shah would formally inaugurate and address the three-day meet of the party's women's wing in the seaside pilgrim town.

The chief has on several occasions said that Odisha has been a priority state for them and also set a target for the party to win more than 120 of 147 assembly seats in the upcoming Odisha poll.

A host of senior leaders including union ministers, MPs and BJP's national Mahila Morcha are scheduled to attend the three-day programme beginning September 23, Parida said.

Shah's tour comes two days after the scheduled Odisha visit of on September 22.

During his last visit to the state on July 1, Shah had advised BJP workers to strengthen the party base at the grassroots.

The BJP chief had exuded confidence that the party would sweep the next assembly polls in Odisha in view of the "dismal" performance of the BJD government in the state and achivements of BJP-led NDA at the centre.

To achieve the Mission 120 Plus, you have to work very hard to strengthen the party base at the grassroots, Shah had said.

During his visit, the is scheduled to inaugurate the newly built in the state on September 22, said a BJP

The state's second airport at Jgarsuguda has been built over area of 909.22 acres at a cost of Rs 175 crore of which the has contributed Rs 50 crore.

Modi is also slated to dedicate a new railway line of the (MCL) between Jharsuguda and Sardega in district.

The railway line has been constructed at a cost of Rs 1044 crore to evacuate 100 million tonnes of coal from Basundhara Area of MCL in Hemgir block.

The will also dedicate two new coal mines in district.

Modi is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone for the renovation of the

While the upcoming visits of two heavyweights are seen by BJP leaders as significant ahead of the next year, leaders of ruling BJD and claim it would have little impact on the voters in the state.

Dash said the visits of Modi and Shah would not be able to dent the polularity and clean image of

Senior N K Das said people of Odisha are not impressed with the BJP.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 20:00 IST