As part of his nationwide tour, Amit Shah arrives in Odisha

As part of his nationwide tour, Amit Shah arrives in Odisha

As part of his nationwide tour, Amit Shah arrives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday ruled out the possibility of any alliance with any party in Odisha for the 2019 Assembly elections in the state.

Unveiling the BJP's "Mission 120" for Odisha, Shah on Wednesday claimed that BJP will come to power in Odisha with two-third majority in the next assembly elections.

"NEDA has formed governments in five of the eight north-east states".

When Paul Lyngdoh and MP Conrad Sangma, leaders from Meghalaya, which is one of the four states in the NE to go to elections, raised the question regarding the matter, senior leader and NDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma intervened and said local customs will be respected. AGP president, Atul Bora and State Minister Keshab Mahanta are representing the regional party.

Mounting a scathing attack on Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik without naming him, Shah said; "Getting an award from some magazine doesn't mean development".

Neither Congress, nor BJD have internal democracy, driven by dynasty politics said Amit Shah. But we are not getting required support from the State to take up the developmental projects.

On the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, he said the process was on to constitute a tribunal to resolve the issue and assured that the Centre would not allow Odisha to be deprived of the river water. I am happy to say that in the past three years under Narendra Modi's leadership, the amount of work that has been done in the northeast has happened for the first time after Independence.

Shah in a meeting with the committee members yesterday had impressed upon them to chalk out a poll strategy and also discussed his proposed visit to the state on September 28, the sources said in Shillong. The BJP has just 10 MLAs in the assembly.

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