**Bhubaneswar: ** As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Odisha to grace BJP’s two-day national executive meeting on April 15 and 16 in the backdrop of BJP’s stupendous success in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur as well as the jubilant mood in Odisha following its promising Panchayat poll performance, the Odisha unit of the saffron party has made elaborate arrangements for according him an unprecedented rousing reception and extending cordial hospitality to their visiting party leaders from outside.
Briefing media on Tuesday, Odisha BJP general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said, “As the Prime Minister is coming here to grace the party’s national executive meeting, he will be accorded a rousing reception on his arrival by over a lakh of people from the rural belt and districts from across the State. Stretching from airport to Janata Maidan, the whole route will be thronged by people behind the barricade for welcoming the Prime Minister. Apart from that, folk, traditional dances and various indigenous art forms of Odisha will be performed and displayed at different spots throughout this route.”
“On April 16 morning, the Prime Minister will meet the kin of legendary freedom fighters of Odisha and along with them pay rich tributes to the great souls,” Harichandan added.
“Party leaders along with their family members and associates from different States will obviously like to visit Puri for Lord Jagannath’s darshan. Necessary arrangements have been made by us there for their smooth pilgrimage and tours. The tentative programme of Prime Minister is yet to arrive here. Expected he may have darshan of Lord Lingaraj here. After confirmation, we’ll let you know.” he informed.
Convening a press meet here on the day, party vice-president Sameer Mohanty briefed in detail about the arrangements while the hoarding, posters and banners to be put up were unveiled.
Meanwhile, a second round of preparatory meeting was also held by the Commissionerate Police here for security arrangements made for the PM’s high profile visit and other VIPs.