New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on Saturday set to address the valedictory session of a national-level meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s OBC Morcha in Jodhpur, the home turf of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Amit Shah will also deliver the inaugural address at a meeting of the BJP’s booth-level workers in Jodhpur. The Home Minister arrived at the Air Force station in Jaisalmer on Friday evening.
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Amit Shah In Jaisalmer
In Jaisalmer, Amit Shah laid a wreath at Tanot Vijay Stambh and offered prayers at the Tanot Mata temple on Saturday morning.
He also laid the foundation stone of the Tanot Mandir Complex Project at the Border Security Force Sector and participated in the Bhoomi Pujan of the project before leaving for Jodhpur.
Amit Shah In Jodhpur
In Jodhpur, he will address the valedictory session of the BJP OBC Morcha’s national working committee meeting at a city hotel.
Soon after the OBC Morcha meeting, the former BJP national president will address the party’s booth-level workers at Jodhpur’s Dussehra Ground. The party was mobilising its booth-level workers from the entire division for the meeting.
National president of the morcha K Laxman, Union Labour Minister Bhupendra Yadav, and the BJP’s Rajasthan unit chief Satish Poonia inaugurated the two-day working committee meeting on Friday morning, PTI reported
“The party workers’ meeting is going to be historic,” a BJP leader told PTI.
The national working committee meet of the BJP’s OBC Morcha in Jodhpur aims to strengthen the party’s OBC vote bank in the state ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
Jodhpur is the hometown of CM Ashok Gehlot, who also belongs to the OBC category.
The BJP also wants to measure its strength in the state’s western part ahead of the polls.
Known locally as Marwar, Jodhpur is the biggest division of Rajasthan and comprises six districts — Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Sirohi, and Pali.
Of the 200 Assembly constituencies, 33 are in the Jodhpur division, including 10 in Jodhpur district. Among these, the BJP currently holds 14 seats, the Congress 17, while the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party and Independents hold one seat each.
(With Agency Inputs)