Senior party members including Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty and Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi welcomed him. Bansal visited the state party office after arriving at the airport.
According to sources, he had a meeting with senior party leaders and will also have separate meetings with party legislators, parliamentarians and other leaders. Besides, he is scheduled to hold discussions on various organisations issues with the leaders.
His visit assumes significance ahead of the upcoming visit of the BJP national president JP Nadda by this month end. This is Bansal's first visit after taking charge as Odisha in-charge.