Bhubaneswar, Jan 2: With laying the foundation stone for metro rail project in Bhubaneswar, the ruling BJD has informally started its election campaign in the state for the forthcoming election 2024.
On Monday, CM Naveen Patnaik staged a massive road show on the 26 km route from Airport Square here to Trisulia Square where he laid the foundation stone for metro rail project. Hundreds of people lined up on both sides during the roadshow at different places and welcomed Naveen with music and traditional dance.
The BJD leaders from both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack districts including ministers, MLAs, mayor, corporators, and party workers enthusiastically gathered to welcome CM Naveen Patnaik in their respective areas. The workers were seen with Naveen's photo written with. “Thank you, Chief Minister”. The BJD workers welcomed CM Naveen Patnaik with all funfare throughout the route from the Airport to Trisulia Square.
Addressing a public gathering at Ratagada Lenka Sahi near Trisulia, the Chief Minister said,” January 1, 2024 will be remembered in the history of Odisha’s development. The project will be completed in four years and emerge as a lifeline for the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.”
On the other hand, minister Rajendra Pratap Swain lambasted some union leaders who earlier criticized the said project. Similarly, the party MLAs Sushant Rout and Debi Ranjan Tripathy also criticized the BJP leaders
Similarly, CM Naveen Patnaik is slated to visit Bolangir district on Wednesday. The preparation is going on for this program.
Therefore, It has appeared that the ruling BJD has started its campaign informally for forthcoming elections from the new year