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Focus on farmers of W Odisha as parties line up top leaders

Sambalpur: Though summer time is still some time away, Western Odisha is on the point of face some heat with top leaders of BJD, BJP and Congress scheduled to discuss with the region throughout the subsequent fortnight. First up it will be BJP chief Amit Shah, who is anticipated to deal with a rally in Sambalpur on February 15. He will probably be adopted via chief minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, who will cope with a rally in Bargarh on February 21 with Rahul Gandhi more likely to attend a rally in the same district in the remaining week of February.
While the Congress is trying to capitalise at the electoral good fortune in Chhattisgarh, which shares its border with the western part of Odisha, the BJP is also hoping to repeat its feat in the 2017 panchayat election the place it had controlled to form Zilla Parishads in Bargarh, Sambalpur and Kalahandi. The BJD, meanwhile, is trying to enhance its scenario in the region, comprising round 40 meeting seats, the place its energy is comparatively less.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Pattnaik on Tuesday visited Bargarh for settling on the venue for Rahul’s rally. Niranjan used to be accompanied via senior Congress leaders Prakash Chandra Debata and Kisore Patel in addition to the ones from the district. Addressing the media in Bargarh, Niranjan mentioned, “Rahul is more likely to discuss with Bargarh in the remaining week of February. The date is yet to be finalised.”

Sources in the birthday celebration mentioned Rahul is more likely to discuss with the district on February 27. Three puts had been tentatively decided on — the ground at Nua Sarsara at the Bargarh-Bolangir road, Jamurda and circus ground in Bargarh the city. This will probably be Rahul’s first discuss with to Bargarh district as Congress president. Earlier, he had been to the district, referred to as the rice bowl of Odisha, in September 2015 when he used to be the birthday celebration vice-president. At that point Rahul had led a “save farmer” march from Debahal to Attabira.

Prakash mentioned the Congress is dedicated to work for the farmers, adolescence, deficient and downtrodden. “Since western Odisha is an agricultural region, farmers and the issues related to agriculture will probably be focus of our rally right here,” Prakash mentioned.

He added that farmers of the state have now began seeing Congress as a viable possibility after its performance in bordering Chhattisgarh the place the birthday celebration announced farm mortgage waiver soon after it got here to power. “At the rally, Rahul will inform them about what the Congress can do for farmers if voted to power. Moreover, his discuss with forward of the elections will enthuse the Congress staff and boost their ethical to work for the victory of the birthday celebration in the resulting polls,” he mentioned. Chief minister Naveen is scheduled to deal with the farmers at Sohela, the same panchayat the place he had addressed a rally in November 2015. Sources in the BJD mentioned a target has been set to collect at least one lakh folks in the rally.

Meanwhile, the BJP president will cope with a rally to fortify the birthday celebration base in western Odisha. He will cope with booth-level staff of four Parliament constituencies — Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Bargarh and Dhenkanal and get ready the birthday celebration for the drawing close elections.

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