The party believes it is on track to take on the ruling BJD, which has been in power since 2000 under Naveen Patnaik, and could win 120 of the 147 Assembly seats.
"NEDA has formed governments in five of the eight north-east states".
On Wednesday at the intellectual meet in Odisha, the 52-year-old Shah said BJP is a party that was founded and is working on principles.
He accused the Biju Janata Dal government in Odisha of not cooperating and thus grounding several projects even though the Centre had allocated over Rs 4 lakh crore. But we are not getting required support from the State to take up the developmental projects.
Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Shah said progressive steps like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill have strengthened the country's foundations. "The mood of the people is changing", said Pradhan. "The Modi Government and the BJP have worked upon throwing out killer groups from the North East, while Bangladesh lands boundary agreement has been a success, because after the agreement, the North East has got direction", Shah said.
Maintaining that dynastic politics dominated most parties including the Congress, the BJP president asked the gathering as to who will be the president of the oldest party of India after Sonia Gandhi and said the answer was obvious. The BJP has just 10 MLAs in the assembly.
Hours before BJP national president Amit Shah's arrival, Odisha chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik had expressed his "doubt" over the saffron party's "Mission 120", an aim to clinch 120 seats in the Assembly polls.