Bhubaneswar: BJP national general secretary and party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh today said that the party will release its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections within a week.
Singh who arrived here today told reporters that the BJD’s countdown has begun and asserted that BJP will form the next Government in the State. He also said that there was huge excitement in the State after senior leader Baijayant Panda joined the BJP.
On being asked about the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, Singh said that the party parliamentary board will take a decision in this regard.
“We will release the list of candidates for the upcoming elections within a week. We are sure that BJP will form Government in Odisha. Prime Minister Modi has his blessings and affection towards Odisha,” said Singh.
Polling will be held in four phases for 147 Assembly and 21 Lok Sabha seats on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.