On state visit, Amit Shah continues to hold meetings with leaders

The Minister of State for Power arrived at Shah’s residence on Saturday morning and their meeting lasted for almost one and half hours, said BJP sources.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:October 30, 2016 5:37 am

On the second day of his Gujarat visit, BJP national president Amit Shah held separate meetings with several BJP leaders and MLAs as well as Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

The Minister of State for Power arrived at Shah’s residence on Saturday morning and their meeting lasted for almost one and half hours, said BJP sources. Later, Goyal also met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at his residence to take stock of progress in the implementation of LED scheme in the Gujarat, officials said.

Meanwhile, several BJP leaders and local MLAs, including Babubhai Patel and Bhushan Bhatt from here, met Shah at his residence during the day.

Shah, who arrived here on late Thursday night, is expected to stay here till Diwali. His meetings with various party leaders is seen as BJP’s exercise to gear up ahead of state Assembly elections, due next year.

Meanwhile, more than a dozen volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party, including its state media coordinator Harshil Nayak, were detained by the Ellisbridge police on Saturday evening when they tried to light “diyas” of “Kali chaudas”, and display a banner with a photograph of Shah. However, they were released by the police after an hour.

With PTI inputs