BJP upbeat, Congress worried: What’s happening in Odisha panchayat electionsFor a party that was long-ridiculed as the ‘signboard party’ in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory message at an election rally at Kannauj on Wednesday must have come as music to BJP leaders in the state.
Had it not been the unexpected success of the party in the first two phases of the panchayat elections, Modi would perhaps never have thought of Odisha in the midst of an election rally in Uttar Pradesh. [. . .]
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