Odisha Elections 2024: BJP Helpless, Unable To Find Candidates For Assembly Seats, Claims BJD

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the twin elections in Odisha, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday claimed that the saffron party is struggling to find suitable candidates for the 147 Assembly seats in the state.

Senior BJD leader and party’s national spokesperson Sasmit Patra said that BJP does not have candidates for 147 Assembly constituencies in the state.

Though BJP has announced candidates for 21 Lok Sabha seats, it is struggling to declare nominee for a single Assembly elections, he said.

The saffron party is looking for leaders rejected by other political parties in order to field them as its candidates, the BJD leader claimed.

Stating that BJP is in a helpless state and is looking for leaders who indulged in anti-people and criminal activities, Patra said, adding that the people of Odisha have come to know BJP’s true colours.

Dismissing the claims made by Patra, senior BJP leader and former state party chief Samir Mohanty said that the party does not require any certificate from others about its capability as 4.5 crore people of the state are aware of its strength.

Stating that BJP will declare its candidates for Assembly polls at an appropriate time, he said the party candidates will give a formidable fight to the ruling BJD in the state.

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