ROURKELA,01/01/19:This New Year is very special in point of view coming General election and Assembly election to be held in 2019. Rourkela is known as an Industrial capital of Odisha and here people across the life stays here. Hence, celebration different cultural or any other celebration of national importance is celebrated with all joy and with the new ideas. This year also people of Rourkela celebrated and welcomed New Year-2019 in their unique way of celebration, having picnics with family, going to temple with family, having out-door picnic, attending different clubs and hotels organized different social and cultural events etc.. Nevertheless the enthusiasm and spirit to celebrate has been the key drive for this New Year. Different hotels and clubs have organized special events like Rourkela Club, German Club, Brahmnai club the premier clubs of Rourkela. But if we see welcoming this New Year by politicians of different political parties is something different and this time more efforts are put in to attract voters of the city. It has been a tough time for politicians in a state like Odisha where two elections are simultaneously being organized. The task on politicians is more and to lay the game of politics becomes more challengeable. But this time tend is something different, Dilip Ray, MLA, for Rourkela constituency has resigned from BJP citing reasons of not keeping commitments of constructing 2 nd Bridge on Brahmani river and IGH to make Super Specialty Hospital despite Narendra Modi’s assurance given in 2014. Anyway it has affected BJP hugely although they deny this pressure. Dilip Ray is a key influential person in the area of politics in Rourkela and he deserves to be an influential person. He is having a good will among the voters and their workers. When he took the decision and had given the resignation, since then he is been out of station and is returning Rourkela today. His followers are all encouraged and highly excited, banners and posters are pasted all over the city to welcome and to remind his terrific statement he has given, ‘Prathame Mati, pare party’ (means first my motherland then my party) which impresses a lot and will buy the confidence of the voters and his followers. Now assumptions are made that he is going to join BJD but nothing is certain. He has not spoken a word on this. The political gimmick is now on stay until and unless he clears his intention. His decision is going to take the way ahead for different political parties to decide their candidates for the constituency as well as other constituencies. Time will say how it is going to play, may be in a month time from now.