MANGALURU: BJP workers who planned to give a grand reception to their national president Amit Shah at the Mangaluru airport were disappointed as his flight was delayed.
They made preparations to receive him at 6 pm Monday and escort him in a convoy of 100 vehicles right up to the inter-state border with Kerala. But at around noon, news came in that Amit Shah had missed his flight at Ahmedabad and would now arrive by a special flight at Mangaluru at around 11 pm.
Dakshina Kannada BJP president Sanjeev Matandoor confirmed the delay. Due to changes in the plan, he said only some party leaders would receive Shah at the airport before he continues on his journey to Kannur in Kerala. The big convoy plan was dropped.
Shah will be back in Mangaluru on Wednesday to take part in the BJP Karnataka executive committee meeting and to address a gathering of ‘intellectuals’.