Bhubaneswar: Despite the aggressive political campaign by both BJP and Congress to end Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s 18-year-rule in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik looks more confident to rule the State for next five-year term.
He is quite positive that his party BJD will win the 2019 Assembly elections with a huge margin.
His confidence was best noticed during filing of nomination papers at the office of sub-collector in Chhatrapur for Hinjili Assembly seat today.
“I have just signed my papers before the sub-collector office in Chhatrapur for the Assembly Hinjili constituency,” Patnaik told newsmen after filing his nomination papers.
When asked about the number of seats the party will win in the polls, he said, “plenty of seats.”
He said that he will file the nomination papers for Bijepur Assembly seat very soon.
While releasing the first list of candidates on March 18 for the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Patnaik announced that he will contest from two Assembly seats — Hinjili and Bijepur.
However, BJP and Congress termed Naveen’s plan as his ‘fearness’ to lose polls.