THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP national president Amit Shah was accorded a rousing reception on his arrival in Thiruvananthapuram on the second day of his three- day state visit on Saturday morning.
Shah, who arrived at the airport here by 10.40 am, was received by BJP national executive member P K Krishnadas, Suresh Gopi MP, BJP district president S Suresh, state spokesman J R Padmakumar and NDA representatives Choozhal Nirmalan, Balaramapuram Surendran and Somasekharan Nair.
Party workers on 3,000 two-wheelers accompanied him to the Guest House. Thalappoli, percussion instruments, band set and folk art forms added colour to the reception. Four mounted activists carrying party flags added to the pomp and glitter of the event.
At 35 points between the airport and the Guest House, party workers gathered to greet him by showering flowers and chanting slogans. At Vellayambalam junction, Shah garlanded the Ayyankali statue. He greeted the party workers assembled there from a specially set up platform.
State president Kummanam Rajasekharan, All India general secretary Bhoopendra Yadav MP, All India organising secretary B L Santhosh and national executive member V Muralidharan accompanied him.At Hotel Hycinth, he had meetings with the office-bearers, Sangh Parivar leaders, district presidents, BJP full-timers and in charges of each Lok Sabha constituency, separately.