Amit Shah in city, BJP’s ‘Maha Samavesh’ begins


Bhubaneswar : Ahead of Panchayat elections , Odisha BJP unit have organised a ‘Maha Samavesh’, with party President Amit Shah attending the mega event today(November 25) at a field in Baramunda area of the city. Shah in his visit will campaign for the upcoming panchayat polls and is expected to allege inefficiency and misrule of BJD rule during the last 17 years  in the state.

Earlier on Saturday, a preparatory meeting was conducted by the party(BJP) state unit to frame a roadmap for next panchayat elections with Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, KV Singhdeo, State BJP president Basant Panda attending the same. Pradhan said that the national president while gracing the occasion would highlight the negligence of BJD in health and education and other sectors of the state during its tenure. While, Panda said that the event will set the foundation for a BJP government in 2019 in the state unseating the inefficient Naveen Pattnaik regime.

Party General Secretaries, Prithviraj Harichandan and Bhrugu Buxipatra said that the party workers and supporters will conduct rallies from across eight different places of the city and reach at the venue where the party will discuss on the rights of the people of the state in the field of education, health, water supply, electricity, road and transport, women safety and empowerment, child and women welfare.

Elaborate Arrangements

 With an expectation of around more than five lakh people taking part in the mega event and Shah’s one day visit to the state, elaborate arrangements have been made by the commissionerate police. Shah is supposed to reach the Biju Pattnaik International Airport today at a scheduled time of 11:15 am. Under z-plus security Shah will be accompanied to the State Guest House directly from the airport.From the guest house Shah will head towards the mega event via Rah Bhawan, Siripur and fire station route and supposed to reach at the venue by1 pm.

Including the security arrangements by the commissionerate police  , CISF security officials have deployed at the airport, route line would be controlled jointly by the commissionerate police and the special branch. With Police Commissioner Jogesh Bahadur Khurania leading the team, two deputy Commissioner of Police (DCPs), four Additional DCPs, 12 Superintendent of police(SPs), 25 platoons of police force are assigned towards the security in the city. Meanwhile, Khurania has directed the officials to look towards smooth and unaffected traffic condition during his visit to the city.

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