Amit Shah to visit Gujarat May-end to take stock of key districts

Union home minister Amit Shah is expected to visit key places such as Devbhumi Dwarka, Ahmedabad, Kedha and Godhra this month-end to take stock of the BJP‘s preparedness in poll-bound Gujarat, apart from inaugurating infrastructure and welfare projects.

During his visit, which is likely on May 27-28, he is scheduled to visit the Coastal Police Academy in Dwarka. Shah is also likely to participate in events related to cooperatives in Godhra, and will address a public meeting in Kheda, where the BJP and Congress witnessed a neck-and-neck battle in the 2017 polls. Meetings with party workers and engagements in his own Lok Sabha constituency of Gandhinagar have been lined up.

Gujarat has over 81,000 cooperative societies, which benefited the Congress for decades. However, most of them are now being controlled by the BJP. Shah, who also holds the cooperatives portfolio, had visited the state just about a month ago and toured places such as Banaskantha and Panchmahal. Shah’s visit is likely to give a momentum to the BJP’s ‘One Day, One District’ programme with emphasis on at least one top party leader visiting one district each.

While Gujarat BJP president CR Patil and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel have been travelling to different districts and taking the lead on the programme, it is visits by leaders from Delhi that is setting the tone for the campaign.

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