Bhubaneswar. Aimed at countering BJP president’s JP Nadda’s Odisha visit, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has announced a similar two-day programme begining September 29 and 30 here.
Elaborating about the event,BJD vice-presidents Debi Prasad Mishra and Pramila Mallick said at press conference that frontal organization like students, youths and women wings leaders will participate in the September 29 meeting while other state and district level leaders and campus committee representatives to attend the programme the next day.
BJD MLAs, MPs, district presidents, Zilla Parishad members, block chairpersons, vice-chairpersons, mayors and corporators of Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur will also attend the party meeting on September 30.
BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is likely to address the party leaders through video conferencing, BJD sources said.
Meanwhile, Patnaik also announced that the party will start ita annual Jan Sampark Padyatra from Gandhi Jayanti. The CM, in a letter to all leaders, directed to prepare for month-long mass outreach programme.
Notably, BJP President JP Nadda is scheduled to embark on a two-day Odisha visit starting September 29. He will address a gathering of around 30,000 party workers in a bid to strengthen the outfit at grassroots level.