Sneh Tiku, Pune
The BJP has been campaigning and making efforts in order to retain its seat in Kasba. Amidst this, the two-day visit of Union Home Minister as well as senior BJP leader Amit Shah to Pune, just in time before the Kasba Assembly by-poll, is in favour of the party’s fate in the upcoming elections. This is expected to strengthen and give a major boost to the BJP unit in Pune.
On his visit, Amit Shah held a meeting with the senior BJP leaders during his visit. However, at the same time, he did not directly participate in the election campaign and is not directly involved.
A BJP leader was quoted as saying to the press, “The Union Minister did not participate in the election campaign but he held meetings with party leaders. His presence has encouraged party workers to work hard to retain the Kasba seat.”
On the 3-day visit to Maharashtra, which constituted of a 2 day visit to Pune, Shah visited the Omkareshwar Temple, which directly falls in the jurisdiction of Kasba constituency.
On his visit, he also visited ailing BJP MP Girish Bapat at his own residence in Kasba.
Before Girish Bapat was elected to the Lok Sabha, he was the MLA from Kasba, for almost two decades.
Last week he was called by the BJP for an election rally. Shah had also addressed party leaders as well as the workers at the release of the Marathi version of the book ‘[email protected]’, as well as requested everyone to come together in order to work hard for the Lok Sabha polls in 2024. This comes amidst a series of events as well as rigourous campaigning that BJP is doing to retain its seat in Kasba.
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