BJP’s Amit Shah cancels Arunachal visit as talks begin on prez election
Amit Shah will be in the national capital on Monday and is expected to meet Prime Minister narendra Modi over presidential election strategyindia Updated: Jun 11, 2017 21:24 IST
BJP chief Amit shah called off his two day visit to Arunachal Pradesh starting Monday, as deliberations gather pace within the ruling party to pick up a candidate for the July 17 presidential election. The party has also postponed its national executive meeting in Vishakapatnam slated for July 14 and 15.
Shah will be in the national capital on Monday and is expected to meet Prime Minister narendra Modi over presidential election strategy.
A meeting of the party’s national executive is also expected this week to discuss names if candidates. “Shah will tour Arunachal Pradesh after the election,” a BJp office bearer said. Shah’s trip to Arunachal is part of his 95-day long nationalise campaign to increase BJP’s footprints ahead of the 2019 general election.
The notification for the presidential election will be issued on June 15 and the polling will take place on July 17. Counting, if needed, will take place on July 20.
First Published: Jun 11, 2017 21:10 IST