Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah elaborated a plan of party’s expansion and appealed to party workers to reach out to the booth level here on Friday. Shah landed in Mumbai on Friday as a part of his extensive tour programme of various states.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve and Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar welcomed Shah at Mumbai airport.
The BJP president then left for Shivaji Park to offer floral tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar and Bal Thackeray.
Later in the day, he met party MPs, MLAs, state unit office-bearers, morcha presidents, presidents of districts and mandals and other elected representatives in south Mumbai. During the meeting, Shah directed to the leaders that the party’s agenda should reach the booth level and the State government’s work should also reach to the last person. All members of the party have to take the responsibility of it.
“BJP became a political party by having the largest members in the world, so the party workers have to use the party’s strength for transformation,” Shah said in the meeting.
He then held another meeting with BJP ministers at the chief minister’s residence ‘Varsha’.
On Saturday, Shah is slated to meet the core committee members of the state at ‘Vasant Smriti’, Mumbai BJP’s office.
Shah will meet Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence ‘Matoshree’ in Bandra on Sunday. Shah’s meeting with Thackeray assumes significance as Shiv Sena has threatened to take an ‘independent stand’ in the presidential election and also in wake of the ongoing war of words between allies over issues of farm loan waiver.
On Sunday, Shah will attend a meeting in connection with Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth centenary year.