Bhubaneswar: After the formation of PM Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre for the second consecutive term on May 30, Odisha unit BJP today held a grand felicitation programme for Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi as well as the newly-elected party MPs from Odisha and also the new party MLAs.
Earlier in the day, the two Union Ministers were accorded a rousing reception at the airport here. The duo proceeded to pilgrim city Puri to seek blessings of the Holy Trinity at the Sri Mandir there.
Later in the afternoon hours, the grand felicitation programme was held at the Pradarshani Padi (exhibition ground) here.
In his reactions, Pratap Sarangi said, “The way a rousing reception was accorded here in Odisha, we are extremely happy. This has been done because the people have reposed faith in Narendra Modi. The people have considered Narendra Modi and BJP as the one and only alternative for safeguarding India’s security, overall development, protection of dignity of the women and youths. Pray God to bless us with the strength to serve the people as per their expectations.”
“Planning to make various clusters in Odisha and develop Khadi. I’ve already talked to the Secretary and Khadi Board. Also planning for the development of the farmers and youths and to make Odisha’s development through Coir Board as it has developed a lot in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other states comparatively. Very soon we’ll start various projects in Odisha,” he informed.
Dharmendra Pradhan in his reactions said, “We two Odias have been entrusted with the responsibilities by the Narendra Modi Sarkar (government). We’ll try our level best for the development of Odisha and India.”
“It will be our prime duty to script success stories through the portfolios we have been entrusted with,” he assured.