BARGARH :Even as the politics over inauguration of IOCL’s Paradip Refinery by Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to die down, the BJP leaders and party activists are sparing no effort to make the Bargarh event a grand affair. The Prime Minister is scheduled to address ‘Kisan Sammelan’ at Bargarh on February 21.
BJP national general secretary and Odisha in-charge Arun Singh, who is camping here for the last few days, finalised the site between old and new National Highways-6 near Bhatli Chowk passing through Bargarh town for the venue.
The BJP sources said the site near Bhatli Chowk has been finalised as more than two lakh people are likely to attend the ‘sammelan.’
The BJP leaders are touring Bargarh to oversee preparation for the ‘sammelan.’ Apart from the State unit, leaders of BJP from neighbouring Chhattisgarh have also started dropping in.
As farmers near command areas are busy in ‘rabi’ crop activities and those in the rainfed areas are too poor to attend the event on their own, the BJP is trying to mobilise people from across the State. Yet, in a bid to attract farmers, an exhibition on modern and scientific farming is also being planned on the sidelines of the ‘sammelan.’
On Tuesday, BJP’s national joint secretary Saudan Singh and Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly Gouri Shankar Singh visited Bargarh and reviewed the preparation with Arun Singh, State BJP president Basanta Panda, former president KV Singhdeo and Brajrajnagar BJP MLA Radharani Panda.
DIG (NR) Prateek Mohanty also visited Bargarh as well as the site and took note of the security concerns in the presence of Bargarh SP Ashis Singh. Three IAF aircraft carrying the Prime Minister and entourage will land at the venue on the day, sources said.