Large number of security personnel have been deployed at the historic Baliyatra ground ahead of PM Modi's arrival at the place. The venue has been chosen because Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan is in charge of undivided Cuttack.
Modi's visit is significant to the state after BJP's defeat in the Bijepur bypoll along with two urban polls of Notified Area Councils at Attabira and Hindol. With an unfortunate defeat in the recent Karnataka Assembly polls, the party is now intensifying its campaign across the poll-bound states including Odisha. Apart from various state assembly elections, the BJP has also shifted its focus to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with an aim to retain its power in the country for the second consecutive time.
Here are the Highlights on Four Years of Narendra Modi government:
# 06:30 PM: Due to the Mahanadi water dispute, farmers of Odisha are suffering. We are committed to resolve their problems and address the challenges they have to face: PM Narendra Modi
# 06:20 PM: There is lack of proper health facilities in several places. Situation is worse here in Odisha. I wonder what were the previous govts doing? Even if state govts aren't carrying out their responsibilities properly, centre is doing everything it can in this direction: PM in Cuttack
# 06:10 PM: Why didn't Congress realise that the poor are not being entertained at banks? Why didn't the Congress ever see that the lives of poor people also hold value and they also need life insurance: PM Modi
# 06:02 PM: Till 2014 39% of the population had access to sanitation facilities, today the figure is over 80%. From independence till 2014 there were around 6 crore toilets in the country but in last four years 7.5 crore toilets have been made: PM Modi in Odisha's Cuttack
# 06:00 PM: Four former chief ministers were jailed due to ongoing probe against corruption: PM Narendra Modi
# 05:50 PM: Chaos was caused for some when we made strict laws against black money, it made many come together & stand on the same stage, those accused in big scams are coming together now. : PM Narendra Modi
# 05:40 PM: It is important to remember the issues which the nation was facing 4 years ago, the atmosphere there was four years ago. It is important to remember how much did the family, which ruled the nation for 48 years, cared for it : PM Narendra Modi in Cuttack
# 05:33 PM: In these four years, the 125 crore Indian have come to believe that our India can change. Today the nation is going from 'Kala Dhan to 'Jan Dhan', from bad governance to good governance: PM Narendra Modi in Cuttack
# 05:30 PM: Many who are in the NDA govt have lived in poverty and that is why betterment of the poor is their biggest priority. It is a government whose President, Vice President & Pradhan Sevak, all have lived in poverty: PM Modi in Cuttack
# 05:25 PM: Your aspirations, dreams, and hopes is what makes me keep working: PM Narendra Modi in Cuttack
# 05:23 PM: Great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in this holy land: PM Narendra Modi in Cuttack
# 05:20 PM: It is my good fortune that I got the opportunity to greet my 125 crore countrymen from the land of great Lord Jagannath: PM Modi in Cuttack
# 04:07 PM: It is your voice that counts! Tell me what you feel about the working of the Central Government, its initiatives and the development work in your constituency. Take part in this survey on the NaMo App, PM Modi tweeted.
It is your voice that counts! Tell me what you feel about the working of the Central Government, its initiatives and the development work in your constituency. Take part in this survey on the NaMo App. https://t.co/KZwMJDTlfP pic.twitter.com/50aHCSAfMa— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2018
# 03:13 PM: PM Narendra Modi will address a public meeting in Cuttack, Odisha on Saturday at 4 pm.
# 01:59 PM: I repeat this, that we want Shivsena and BJP to fight together in 2019 elections, says Amit Shah.
# 01:58 PM: TDP left but Nitish Ji came. 11 more parties became part of NDA after 2014. Family of NDA has increased, not decreased. Only Chandrababu Ji left: BJP President Amit Shah.
# 01:21 PM: The current prices of petrol and diesel were the same during three years of Congress government. But they are fed up of these raised prices in only three days in our government? Government is thinking about that and will form a long-term solution for it: Amit Shah.
The current prices of petrol & diesel were the same during three years of Congress government. But they are fed up of these raised prices in only three days in our government? Government is thinking about that & will form a long-term solution for it: BJP President Amit Shah pic.twitter.com/DccgbfQvqu— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
# 01:20 PM: Financial inclusion of women, SC/ST, minorities and other weaker sections, unparalleled infrastructure development, fiscal consolidation & securing rights of all sections of society have been highlights of the 4 years of transparent government led by PM Narendra Modi ji.
# 01:19 PM: India is fast transforming from a tax non-compliant society to a tax-compliant society. The enactment and implementation of GST, the impact of demonetisation, effective tax compliance are all steps against black money, steps which are formalising the Indian economy, Jaitley tweeted.
# 01:18 PM: Ten years of the UPA rule had unquestionably witnessed the most corrupt Government since Independence. PM Narendra Modi ji created transparent systems through legislative and institutional changes which have given our country a scam-free governance, says Arun Jaitley.
Ten years of the UPA rule had unquestionably witnessed the most corrupt Government since Independence. PM @narendramodi ji created transparent systems through legislative and institutional changes which have given our country a scam-free governance.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) May 26, 2018
# 01:16 PM: In the last 4 years leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji has transformed India from being a part of the “fragile five” to a “bright spot” on the global economic scene. A regime of policy paralysis has been transformed into one of decisions and actions: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
# 01:15 PM: Bharatiya Janata Party considers war the last option. However, we have zero tolerance regarding safety of our borders. The most number of terrorists have been killed in BJP government, says Amit Shah.
# 01:12 PM: What else do you expect from Rahul Gandhi? He is in the opposition, he has to do this. We have presented facts and figures and anyone can challenge that: BJP President Amit Shah on Rahul Gandhi's tweet regarding Modi government's performance.
4 Yr. Report Card
Foreign Policy: F
Fuel Prices: F
Job Creation: F
Slogan Creation: A+
Self Promotion: A+
Remarks:— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 26, 2018
Master communicator; struggles with complex issues; short attention span.
# 12:55 PM: A Congress worker tonsures her head during the party's protest in Chandigarh against Narendra Modi government.
Delhi: Army Subedar arrested for allegedly attempting to molest a Pharmacy student on board Duronto Express, yesterday.— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
# 12:46 PM: BJP provided the most hardworking Prime Minister and the most popular leader in the world to the country, a PM who works for 15-18 hours a day. We are proud that this Prime Minister is a leader of BJP: Amit Shah.
# 12:34 PM: Congress members and workers stage protest against 4 years of Narendra Modi led-BJP government, in Delhi. The party is observing 'Vishwasghat Diwas' (betrayal day) in view of the Modi government's anniversary on Saturday.
Congress members & workers stage protest against 4 years of Narendra Modi led-BJP government, in #Delhi. The party is observing 'Vishwasghat Diwas' (betrayal day) in view of the Modi govt's anniversary today pic.twitter.com/aaulPoAl6t— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2018
# 12:00 PM: GST enhancing ease of doing business and ease of living - BJP
# 11:17 AM: BJP National President Shri Amit Shah will address a press conference on completion of 4 years of Modi government at 12:30 pm today
BJP National President Shri @AmitShah will address a press conference on completion of 4 years of Modi government at 12:30 pm today. Watch LIVE at https://t.co/vpP0MI6iTu & https://t.co/KrGm5hWgwn. #SaafNiyatSahiVikas pic.twitter.com/02oWGf79Wu— BJP (@BJP4India) May 26, 2018
# 11:00 AM: Ensuring affordable and quality healthcare - BJP
# 10:50 AM: Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan ensuring good health of Mother and Child - BJP
# 10:49 AM: This government has failed on all fronts. PM Narendra Modi terms everything he does as historic, I think that is why fuel prices are at a historic high during his government: BSP Chief Mayawati.
This government has failed on all fronts. PM Narendra Modi terms everything he does as historic, I think that is why fuel prices are at a historic high during his government: BSP Chief Mayawati on 4 years of Modi govt pic.twitter.com/HrhdF8q4II— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 26, 2018
# 10:47 AM: Ujjwala Yojana ensuring smoke-free lives for crores of poor families. 3.8 crore poor women got LPG connections - BJP
# 10:17 AM: Heralding a revolution in sanitation: Under Swachh Bharat Mission over 7.25 crore toilets built, sanitation coverage goes up from 38% in 2014 to 83% in 2018 -BJP
# 10:10 AM: Securing future for Nari Shakti through Pradhan Mantri Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana - BJP
# 10:02 AM: Next generation infrastructure for New India - BJP
# 10:00 AM: Connecting villages through Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana - BJP
# 09:55 AM: The essence of the last 4 years is 'mera bhashan hi mera prashasan hai,' 'only my rhetoric is my governance' & on all parameters the Narendra Modi govt has been an absolute catastrophe: Congress' Manish Tewari, on 4 years of Modi government.
# 09:50 AM: Ayushman Bharat to be World’s largest health insurance initiative
# 09:43 AM: I congratulate the Prime Minister & his entire cabinet for successful four years in the central government. I have faith that India will emerge as a super power in the world under PM's guidance.Congress must be prepared for another defeat in 2019: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
I congratulate the Prime Minister & his entire cabinet for successful four years in the central government. I have faith that India will emerge as a super power in the world under PM's guidance.Congress must be prepared for another defeat in 2019: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath pic.twitter.com/fk9SGfarnP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 26, 2018
# 09:42 AM: Strong economic fundamentals define India
# 08:53 AM: Economy growing at a robust rate, with 7.4% GDP growth forecast for FY 2018-19 - BJP
# 08:52 AM: Record budgetary allocation of Rs. 2,11,694 crore for farmers welfare in New India- BJP
# 08:50 AM: No village in India is now in darkness. DDUGJY ensured every village is electrified. SAUBHAGYA ensuring every household is electrified, targeting 4 crore un-electrified households - BJP
No village in India is now in darkness. DDUGJY ensured every village is electrified. SAUBHAGYA ensuring every household is electrified, targeting 4 crore un-electrified households. https://t.co/Vb2FwWxTsU #SaafNiyatSahiVikas pic.twitter.com/Jy75SJD4Ny— BJP (@BJP4India) May 26, 2018
# 08:42 AM: Multi-faceted focus on doubling famers’ incomes - BJP
# 08:40 AM: Jan Dhan serving the banking needs of the unbanked poor: 31.52 crore Jan Dhan accounts opened - BJP
# 08:35 AM: Narendra Modi government took stringent action against corruption and black money - BJP
Meanwhile, a day before Prime Minister's visit to the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday inaugurated an exhibition on various schemes and infrastructure projects launched under the Narendra Modi government.
The exhibition, which will be marking the fourth anniversary of Modi government, was organised at the Ambedkar International Centre by Union Minister Vijay Goel.
Besides that, the BJP will also launch a fortnight-long programme with its president Amit Shah leading an exercise to reach out to one lakh personalities from different walks of life to highlight its achievements.
On this day in 2014, we began our journey of working towards India’s transformation.
Over the last four years, development has become a vibrant mass movement, with every citizen feeling involved in India's growth trajectory. 125 crore Indians are taking India to great heights!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 26, 2018
The programme will start on May 27, in which ministers from both the Centre and BJP ruled states will reach out to personalities or experts or influential people across the country. MPs, MLAs, mayors and all other office-bearers of the party will also be present at the event.
It will also include a special contact drive in SC and ST localities and senior citizens. The BJP will promote the use of Narendra Modi App during the party's interactions with the people from different walks of life.