BJP president Amit Shah plans to visit all the northeastern states in 12 days, starting with Mizoram on April 16 where he will address a public meeting. The party’s Mizoram unit vice president, Chalngura Zahau, said Shah will address the meeting in Aizawl and meet party workers at night. “In Aizawl, the party president will explain the party’s position on the cattle ban, secularism and the Centre’s views on governors,” said Zahau.
The party recorded an electoral victory for the first time in Mizoram earlier this year when it won seven village councils (equivalents of panchayats) in the Chakma Autonomous District Council on the state’s southern tip, bordering Bangladesh.
Shah will proceed to Nagaland, where the party is part of the ruling coalition, and then travel to Manipur on Saturday.
He will then fly to New Delhi and return to the Northeast on Tuesday, arriving in Gangtok. He is scheduled to visit Shillong the following day and Itanagar on Thursday. On Friday, he would leave for Guwahati from where he will fly to Rajasthan.
He will return to Guwahati on Sunday and then go to Tripura which, besides Mizoram, has never had the BJP in government. The party, however, won elections to five Tripura panchayats last July.