Odisha is gearing up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to visit the state on April 15.
PM Modi is scheduled to arrive in Odisha at 3.30 pm and will head straight to Janta Park, where the national executive meeting is scheduled to be held. The 7-8 km from the airport has been barricaded on both sides.
According to sources around one lakh people are expected to witness Modi's road show. PM Modi is also expected to visit Governor's house where he will be welcomed by BJP Mahila Morcha, but there is no confirmation on that yet.
BJP has made 300 spots and there will be a cultural troupe showcasing rich cultural heritage of Odisha. Over 10 thousand bikes will be on the road to greet the Prime Minister to Bhubaneshwar.
Party is of the opinion that with this mega push by PM Modi himself will definitely bolster the chances of the BJP in Odisha.
AMIT SHAH REACHES ODISHA
Meanwhile, BJP national president Amit Shah today landed the Bhubaneshwar airport, where a massive crowd had gathered there to greet him in traditional way.
Giant cutouts of PM Modi and Amit Shah, along with lines of charged cadre, were visible along the road as Shah made his way to the BJP office in Odisha.
Thousands of bikers and drum players were present along the route he took.
BJP BUOYED BY RECENT RESULTS
The two-day national executive meet comes with the BJP buoyed by the results of the recent civic elections in Odisha.
Preparations are on in full swing at Janta Maidan and final touches are being given.
Famous sand artist and Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Patnaik is also making sand art isnpired from Odisha's culture.
AGENDA OF MEET
The Modi government will be completing three years at the Centre on May 26 and the meeting is expect to discuss how the BJP will celebrate the ocassion and take the message of the government to the masses.
Prepartions for the upcoming elections in the states of Gujarat and Himachal will also be discussed.
Two resolutions, one political and one economic, will be passed at the executive meet. BJP's victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and its successes in Goa and Manipur, along with gains in the Maharashtra and Odisha civic elections will also be discussed.
The national executive will end with a speech delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his speech, PM Modi is expected to touch upon expanding the BJP's organisational base to win elections.