BJD strong enough to counter the BJP in Odisha says Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said his party was strong enough to counter the BJP in the state. On Amit Shah’s Odisha visit, CM Naveen Patnaik says no threat, emphasises on strength of BJD & keenness of leaders to work in grassroots.

“I can assure you we can counter it very well. We are a strong party. Many of our ministers and members have met me and volunteered to work in the field level to strengthen the party,” said BJD supremo Naveen Patnaikto media.

Further, replying to a question on whether he would rule out a minister reshuffle, Naveen clearly replied, “No, I will not!”

He also reiterated that ex-members joining back in the party will be taken up on a ‘case to case’ basis. When asked if Bijoy Mohapatra will be welcomed back, he said “We will decide that when we see who wishes to join.”

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