Brand ‘Modi’ Takes Over BJP’s Campaigns In Odisha, The UP Way
Seemingly buoyed by the turnout and feedbacks in the first phase polls in Odisha, the campaign style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has apparently gone for a paradigm change in the State now. The style and substance bear a stark resemblance to BJP’s 2017 poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, where Modi had sought votes on his brand image.
The conspicuous resemblances were to fore in Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur Vijay Sankalp Samavesh organised by the BJP Tuesday. The changed poll strategy, many believe, had come apparently in response to CM Naveen Patnaik’s poser to BJP recently about who is their CM candidate for Odisha.
Firstly, while addressing a huge gathering in Sambalpur, Modi stressed on as how every vote of theirs goes into Modi’s account. “Aapke ek ek vote Modi ke khata (account) ko jayega,” Modi observed. The Prime Minister in the same vein had asked who will end the ‘Bhrast Sasan’ (corrupt rule) in Odisha and India – Chowkidar or Majboor sarkars?