Bhubaneswar, Jan 1: There is no question of alliance with ruling BJD, said co-in charge of Odisha BJP Vijaypal Tomar.
He said the BJP will not make any alliance with the regional party and the BJP will go solo in the ensuing elections.
On the speculation of a secret understanding of BJP and BJD, Tomar said BJD is deliberately spreading such rumours to mislead its workers and voters for political gains. It is not going to work this time. There will be a war, not an alliance with BJD, he said.
He called on the party workers to be ready for a vigorous fight in the forth coming election.
He also asserted that BJP would form the next government in Odisha this time.
"The situation is favourable for the BJP in Odisha as people want to see a double-engine government in the state. A survey conducted in the state indicated BJP will win at least 80 Assembly and 16 Lok Sabha seats in 2024,” Tomar said.
The Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, who attended a series of meetings, said youth and women of the state are now showing their inclination towards BJP.
"People are fed up with massive corruption and rise in crime encouraged by the state government. The common perception is that a double-engine government will bring prosperity and rapid development to the state," he said.
A joint meeting of office-bearers of Mahila, Krushak, Yuva, OBC, SC, ST and minority morchas was held here under the chairmanship of state BJP president Manmohan Samal where Tomar explained the decisions taken at the national office-bearers’ meeting in New Delhi for the next elections. He said the party has decided to improve its vote share to 51 per cent in each booth.