BJP national president Amit Shah on Tuesday blasted the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha for lack of development in the state and asserted that BJP will form the government in the state in 2019 winning a two-third majority in the Assembly election.
"Since I work at the booth level, I know the grassroots' situation. Based on that assessment, I can say that BJP will form the next government in Odisha with a two-third majority in 2019," said Shah while addressing a gathering at Hugulapata village in Ganjam district, the home turf of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, said Booth Committees would be formed in all the 36,000 booths across the state in a time-bound manner.
His visit is a part of BJP's strategy to strengthen the party in the state under 'Mo Booth Sabuthu Majboot' (My Booth is the Strongest) programme.
"Electricity, drinking water and toilet facilities are not available in all households in the state, neither employment opportunities for youths. What is the state government doing? Why there is no development in the state?" asked the BJP president.
He also paid floral tributes to the great warriors of the "Paik Rebellion" who fought against the East
India Company's rule in Odisha in 1817.