Sambalpur, Jan 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to offer prayers at the newly-redeveloped Samaleswari temple during his visit to Sambalpur on February 3, BJP state general secretary Simanchal Khatei said on Monday.
The party’s district unit has proposed for a visit of the PM to the Samaleswari temple. A proposal has been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in this regard, said Khatei addressing mediapersons.
PM Modi is scheduled to visit Sambalpur to inaugurate the permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management-Sambalpur (IIM-S) at around 2 pm on February 3.
During the event, Modi will also inaugurate and lay foundation stones of several new projects.
Later, the PM is scheduled to address a huge public meeting near Remed in the afternoon. The meeting will be attended by around 1.5 lakh people from Sambalpur, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Dhenkanal, Balangir and Kalahandi districts, added Khatei.
The PM’s visit to Sambalpur holds significance as western Odisha is the bastion of the BJP with five of the eight Lok Sabha members of the party are from the region.