BJP President Amit Shah reached Jammu this morning as part of the BJP’s 95-day Vistaar Yatra that began today. Mr. Shah is accompanied by MoS in PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh who is also the BJP MP from the state.
The BJP president was received by the party’s State President Sat Sharma and the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh at Jammu airport. The BJP leaders and workers also organised a welcome rally on the arrival of the party president. During his two day stay in Jammu, Mr. Shah is scheduled to meet party’s state core group, BJP Ministers and legislators in the state. Besides this, he is also scheduled to hold meeting with prominent members of civil society and inaugurate e-library at BJP’s State office at Jammu.
During the 95-day all-India tour, the BJP president will strategise on ways to win the 2019 Lok Sabha election, with focus on clinching 120 seats where the party had lost in 2014. The tour will focus on taking stock of the party’s organisational strength and further expansion of electoral appeal across the country. Mr Shah is particularly focusing on states like West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala.
Mr Shah’s voyage will end by 25th September, the 101th birth anniversary of Jana Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay. Apart from his 95-day tour, Mr Shah has also chosen five states where he will spend three days each. His recent visit to West Bengal was part of the programme. Besides West Bengal, he will visit Odisha, Telangana, Lakshadweep and the poll-bound Gujarat.