Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will visit Punjab soon. Stating this, Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma on Friday said Shah had expressed willingness to visit the state when he met the latter during the party’s ongoing national executive meet in Bengaluru.
A state-level party leader said the announcement of Shah’s visit would be made by next week, adding that the BJP would organise a major rally on the occasion.
Shah was scheduled to visit Punjab on January 22, when the party had planned to launch a series of rallies against drug menace in the state. The visit was cancelled at the eleventh hour when the Delhi assembly polls were announced.
In a statement issued here on Friday, Sharma said Shah had been informed about the latest developments in Punjab politics, functioning of the state government and the Punjab public’s feedback on the NDA government’s performance so far.
According to Sharma, Shah was told that the membership drive in Punjab had received tremendous response and the party had been able to enrol five times more members than past such drives. He stated that there were about 50% Sikhs in the list of new members enrolled during the membership drive.
Sharma also met Union agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh and took up the matter of crop damage in the state due to untimely rain. He requested the minister that the affected farmers be compensated. The state BJP chief said Radhamohan assured him that the demand would be considered sympathetically.