BJP' president Amit Shah addresses party's National Executive meet in Bhubaneswar

Shah asked the party workers to react peacefully against the violence perpetrated against them in states like Kerala, Bengal and Tripura.

Mr. Shah did not spare any words when it came to the opposition and the apprehensions expressed over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Gaining strength in the eastern states, including West Bengal, is on the top of BJP president Amit Shah's to-do list now.

"If you analyse the UP election, the BJP would have even if other parties were together", Prasad said. Adding momentum to the party's surge in the State, the BJP president Amit Shah, yesterday made a strong pitch for the "Odisha focus" future polls to check the ruling BJD to bounce back in 2019 Assembly election.

In order to replicate Uttar Pradesh's successful booth management system in Delhi, the BJP has assigned the task to about 150-odd senior leaders from western UP to impart training to local leaders for the upcoming civic elections in Delhi. Today we have chief ministers in 13 states.

"Because of his connect with the people and the trust people have on him, Amit Shah said that Narendra Modi is the most popular leader since Independence", Prasad said.

"We will also win Odisha", Shah said at the meeting.

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The leaders will discuss the BJP's strategy to increase the party's political footprint ahead of the 2019 general elections, while eyeing the 2019 Odisha state elections. "So EVMs were alright when the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won in 2007, and the Samajwadi Party won in 2012 in Uttar Pradesh, but not now". This only will bring BJP's "golden era".

On Saturday, Shah will also hold a national office bearers meet.

No defections have been heard of so far but what might be going in BJP's favour is the very factor which is being perceived as a testimony of the invincibility of BJP and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik - three back-to-back terms in power.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the capital this afternoon, held an eight-km long road show from the airport to Raj Bhawan.

Modi, who was clad in all white, beamed and waved at the people gathered on both sides of the road for a glimpse with lotus flowers in their hands. "Modi", "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Bande Mataram".

The Prime Minister will also visit the Sri Lingaraj temple to offer prayers, according to state BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma.

An exhibition was inaugurated at the venue of the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of BJP at Janata Maidan in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

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