Amit Shah To Embark On 2-Day J&K Visit From October 4, Crucial Meetings On The Cards

Amit Shah To Embark On 2-Day J&K Visit From October 4, Crucial Meetings On The Cards

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir starting October 4. During his visit he will review the security situation in the region and address two rallies. He will also visit the Vaishno Devi temple, according to a PTI report. This is the second visit by Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of article 370 by the Modi govt in August 2019.

Amit Shah will begin his trip on Tuesday by addressing a public gathering at Rajouri. Shah will also lay foundation stones for several developmental projects in Jammu, after visiting the Vaishno Devi temple in the morning. 

The following day, October 5, Shah will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting to be held at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar. 

The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, along with top officials of the army, paramilitary forces, state police and civil administration will take part in the high-level meeting with the Union Minister, reported PTI.

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According to ANI, various other programmes have been scheduled for his visit to the valley including the ones which will be held by communities like Bakarwal and Gujjars to honour Shah on behalf of the Modi government for working for the welfare of these communities.

The Modi government recently nominated Ghulam Ali to the Rajya Sabha. Ali joined BJP in 2008 and hails from the Gujjar tribe.

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Several organisational meetings are on the cards too including the state core group meeting and meeting with party MPs and MLAs, ANI reported.

The Union Minister’s visit comes ahead of the assembly elections, which is expected to be held soon.