BJP President Amit Shah to begin two-day Maharashtra visit

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BJP President Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah will begin his two-day tour of Maharashtra today. The BJP leader, on his tour, will take stock of the party’s ‘Maha Sampark Abhiyan’ which was launched to strengthen the organisation.

“Out of the total 10 crore members enrolled with the BJP, 1 crore are from Maharashtra alone. These enrolments were done through mobile phones. Now, there is a need of heart-to-heart connect with masses to take the abhiyan forward. Thus, to discuss the way further, Party President Amit Shah will come to Mumbai tomorrow evening,” Maharashtra State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said, on July 7, a day before Shah’s tour.

Amit Shah will arrive in the evening and will meet MPs, MLAs of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, as well as office bearers.

The party has been facing the heat of several allegations from the opposition. Cabinet ministers Babanrao Lonikar and Vinod Tawde are facing allegations of submitting forged educational qualification degrees and Rural Ddevelopment Minister Pankaja Munde on a Rs 206 cr worth scam for procurement of various goods through a rate contract system without inviting tenders

Earlier, expressing happiness over the growing BJP membership in West Bengal, Amit Shah asserted that this “workforce” would defeat the Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.

Addressing the ‘Maha-sampark Abhiyan’ in Howrah of West Bengal, Shah had urged party workers for building a strong organisation to enable the BJP to govern from panchayat to parliament.

“He expressed happiness at the growing number of party members and asserted this workforce would defeat Banerjee and her Trinamool in Bengal,” Party National Secretary S.N.Singh said.

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