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Triple talaq crippling lives of Muslim women: India PM Modi

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain while supporting the Prime Minister's stance stated it is important for the Muslim women to be supported at this time of crisis.

BJP top brass in the state have left for Odisha to participate in the two-day BJP national executive meeting being held in Bhubaneswar. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik explained that he would not be meeting the PM because he was visiting the state for "political work".

"We should take lessons from the prime minister".

As the Prime Minister's 9 km-long roadshow passed through the main road connecting the airport and the Raj Bhavan, the air was rent with the chants of "Modi".

The Prime Minister told his senior party colleagues that issues should be handled by raising social awareness among the people.

Though Governor SC Jamir had not gone to the airport to receive the Prime Minister, he was present there to give a warm send-off to Modi.

Other leaders and union minister including Arun Jaitely, Venkaiah Naidu, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and other have also returned home after the high profile conclave ended in Odisha.

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BJP's success in Manipur also proves that people's trust in policies of the Modi government has reached the far-flung areas of the country as it did not enjoy much support in north eastern states earlier, the resolution said.

Taking jibes at the Opposition, Modi questioned the political sustainability of issues such as church attacks that surfaced during the last Delhi Assembly elections and "Award Vapsi" that he said was used to target the BJP during the Bihar elections. "His inclusion will be a boost for us in Odisha and as we have seen in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Assam (Himanta Biswa Sarma), the party leadership is not averse to inducting leaders from the opposition party", a party functionary said.

Naidu was also upbeat on the party's performance in West Bengal.

He, however, steered clear of recent controversial issues like killing of a man in BJP-ruled Rajasthan by cow vigilantes and deepening impasse in Kashmir, where his party is in power in partnership with PDP.

The BJP has also disproved the claims that it can defeat the Congress but not strong regional parties by routing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party in UT, he said. The BJP organised a motorcycle rally to welcome him.

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan called Odisha a "laboratory" for the pro-poor policies of the Modi government as he hit out at the state government a day before the executive begins. We have to strengthen the party in this state. People of Odisha has reposed their credibility and confidence on PM Modi.

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