Bhubaneswar: With an eye on assembly and Lok Sabha polls in 2019, BJP president Amit Shah arrived in the state on Monday for a three-day tour during which he will give a boost to the party’s preparations at the booth level.
Shah, who landed in Bhubaneswar yesterday evening, would tour Ganjam, Jajpur and Khurda districts where he would meet the party’s grassroots workers as part of the party’s “Mo booth, sabuthu mazboot (my booth strongest)” programme.
The party, which is on a high after winning 297 of the 851 zilla parishad seats in February’s panchayat polls, has 10 MLAs and 1 MP from the state.
Shah would come again in August to connect with booth-level workers and prepare strategies for strengthening of the party.
On Tuesday, Shah would start his trip with a visit to Hugulapata village in Ganjam district where he would meet five families and discuss various welfare programmes implemented by the Modi government.