Puri: BJP national president Amit Shah would visit Puri on February 3 to attend the party’s Janjati Morcha national convention, informed party Odisha in-charge Arun Singh today.
Singh today visited Puri to take stock of preparation for the mega two-day convention which will kick-start on February 2.
The BJP supremo will address the huge gathering at the national convention on February 3.
Hundreds of representatives of tribal communities, along with the tribal MLAs and MPs from across the country, will join the convention.
Notably, Puri has become the focus for both the opposition BJP and ruling BJD ahead of the crucial general elections due in May. Recently, BJD supremor and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended two mega conventions of women and farmers in Puri.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed three public meeting at Khurda on December 24, at Baripada January 5 and Bolangir on January 15. Shah’s proposed visit assumed significance in view of the fast approaching polls.
Earlier, Shah’s Cuttack visit scheduled on January 18 was cancelled after he suffered from swine flu and admitted to the AIIMS in New Delhi.