Bhubaneswar: Asserting that BJP will form the Government in Odisha, BJP national general secretary and party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh on Tuesday said that the party will release its list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections within a week.
Singh who arrived here told media persons that the BJD’s countdown has begun as many senior BJD leaders are in touch with BJP to join it before elections.
“We will form the next Government in the State. BJD’s countdown has already begun,” said Singh.
While replying about the party tickets, Singh said the list of candidates will be released within a week. “We will release the list of candidates for the upcoming elections within a week. We are sure that BJP will form Government in Odisha. Prime Minister Modi has his blessings and affection towards Odisha,” added Singh.
He also said that there was huge excitement in the State after senior leader Baijayant Panda joined the BJP.
On being asked about the possibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency, Singh said that the party parliamentary board will take a decision in this regard.
Polling will be held in four phases for 147 Assembly and 21 Lok Sabha seats on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.