Tahlka News Bureau
Bhubaneswar: The BJP national executive meet is ongoing at Janata Maidan in Odisha capital Bhubaneshwar. At around 300 delegates are attending the national executive meet. BJP president Amit Shah arrived for the meet yesterday. This is the fourth time that BJP national executive meet is being held in Odisha and first time in 20 years.
It's expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Odisha this afternoon. But, focus is likely to be on Yogi Adityanath, who is attending the BJP national executive meet for the first time after taking oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
Lal Krishna Advani, most of the cabinet ministers of Modi government and 13 chief ministers of the BJP will be in a huddle with PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah at the Bhubaneshwar ground named after noted Oriya poet and philosopher Bhima Bhoi.
BJP organising this meet also to focus its extend its base in Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In 2019 Odisha too will go in polls in Lok Sabha Elections.