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Amit Shah’s November 26 visit to Pune Municipal Corporation postponed

The city unit of BJP had made big plans for Shah’s visit to PMC considering the civic body would soon be going to polls in the next few months and faces a stiff challenge from Maha Vikas Aghadi, alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: November 20, 2021 2:55:16 am
The Union Home Minister was supposed to unveil the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar at the entrance of the extended main building of PMC (File Photo)

UNION HOME Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah’s scheduled visit to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on November 26 has been postponed, the city unit of the BJP said on Friday.

“The visit of the Union Home Minister has been postponed. The new schedule will be declared soon…,” said city BJP chief Jagdish Mulik.

He said the visit has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances but the party was confident that the Union minister will schedule a visit to Pune later.

The city unit of the BJP had made major plans for Shah’s visit in an attempt to showcase the strength of the party. The minister, who was scheduled to visit on Constitution Day, was going to unveil the statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar at the entrance of the extended main building of PMC, as well as lay the foundation stone for a memorial of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji within the premises of the civic headquarters.

Shah was also going to address party workers at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch and visit the Vaikunth Mehta Institute of Cooperative Management in the city.

City BJP leaders were excited over Shah’s visit to the PMC, as the civic body will be going to polls in the next few months and facing a stiff challenge from the Maha Vikas Aghadi.

The city NCP had even taken a dig at the BJP for “creating hype” over the Home Minister’s visit to the PMC. It had said that fearing loss in the forthcoming civic polls, the BJP was roping in national leaders to boost the morale of party workers.

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