Patna: BJP national president Amit Shah is likely to visit Bihar on July 11.
A party source shared the information with The Telegraph on Sunday saying that so far the event is tentative and the president was likely to stay for a day in the state.
“We have been informed about the national president’s visit to Bihar on July 11 but nothing final has been communicated so far,” a BJP functionary said.
Shah’s proposed visit to Bihar assumes significance as he has not visited the state since January last year. Though some tentative events of his visit to the state were formulated last year on at least three occasions and once this year, his engagements at other places led to cancellation of the plans.
If Shah visits Bihar this will be his first visit to the state after JDU moved out of the Grand Alliance in July last year and joined hands with the BJP to form an NDA government.
The timing of the visit is important because clamouring for seats by the NDA constituents has begun in the state and Shah is likely to have a discussion with BJP state leaders on the issue.
“The focus of the national president’s visit will be on the organisational structure and the task given to the state unit to expand party’s base in the state. As far as our relation with NDA constituents is concerned he may take inputs because such decisions are taken by the central leadership of the party,” said a senior BJP leader.
Replying to a query on whether Shah would call on the chief minister or not during his visit to Bihar, the BJP leader said: “Such things would be decided by the top leadership of the BJP and the JDU.”
Courtesy: The Telegraph