THIRUVANANTHAPURAM BJP national president Amit Shah will arrive here on Sunday night. On his first visit to the state as party president, he will be received a the airport by party state president V Muralidharan, veteran leader O Rajgopal and former national secretary P K Krishnadas. He will stay at the Government Guest house.
On Monday morning at 8.30 am, he will have darshan at Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
At 11 am, he will address the valedictory of the party state council meeting to be held at the Samskrithi Bhavan.
He will address a delegates’ session of party office-bearers from the level of booth presidents and above, at Thiruvallam bypass ground at 2 pm on Monday.
Around 6000 delegates will attend the meeting. BJP spokesman V V Rajesh said the meeting would chalk out plans for the party to achieve major gains in the local body elections scheduled for next year.
Rajesh said as part of toeing the national policy of refraining from pomp and luxurious style of functioning, the national president will avoid using chartered flight and staying at luxury Hotel.
As he is included under the ‘Z’ plus security category, the State Government also will be ensuring strict security measures.
Hoping for Magic
It was after converting the loss-making Gujarat RTC into a profit-making PSU in a short period that Amit Shah shot into fame.
A close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah had made a pivotal role in building the party from his youth days.
His administrative and political acumen were tested and proved when the Modi Government scored a hattrick victory in Gujarat.
But Amit Shah’s prominence at the party grew to the national level when he successfully implemented a social engineering in the caste-ridden political theatre of Uttar Pradesh making the seemingly impossible landslide victory for party here during the recently-held Lok Sabha elections.
Under his supervision, BJP won 73 of the 80 seats contributing the lion’s share of seats for the party to claim simple majority on its own in the Lok Sabha.
The fact that he could manage victory for the BJP in 21 of the Muslim-dominated Lok Sabha constituencies underlines his mastery in political manoeuvrings and social engineering.
The state BJP is hoping for Amit Shah magic to do wonders for the party which is yet to open an account in the State Assembly.