A two-day meeting of BJP’s National Executive will begin today in Bhubaneswar with all the party bigwigs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joining the deliberations.
Briefing the media, Union Minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said Odisha will be the Prime Minister’s laboratory for testing of several welfare schemes targeted at the economically weaker sections.
He said Mr Modi will arrive in Bhubaneswar this afternoon and will proceed to the Raj Bhavan before attending the National Executive meet at Janata Maidan.
It is one of the rare occasions wherein senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murali Monahar Joshi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and several other Union ministers, besides all Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states will attend the party’s highest policy making body conclave. BJP national president Amit Shah arrived in Bhubanesawr yesterday for the National Executive meet.
Sources said along with other resolutions in the meeting, the BJP will chalk out strategy for upcoming Assembly polls in seven states including Odisha.
The BJP currently has only 10 MLAs in 147 member Odisha Assembly. An elaborate security arrangement has been made on the occasion.