Just a day prior to PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, various leaders from Congress and other parties have reportedly joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP State chief Satpal Singh Satti welcomed all these leaders who will now work to hold the saffron banner aloft, according to News18. The welcome ceremony took place at BJP’s state office in Deepkamal.
Various prominent leaders from Shimla Nagar Nigam including former Mayor Madhu Sood, president of Kaushal Federation Brij Lal, former councilor Kamaljit Singh and Sanjay Sharma, Treasurer of Shimla Board of Trade Nitin Sohail, former District Council member Girdhaari Lal and others have joined forces with the saffron party.
The report also states that while greeting the politicians who have recently decided to join BJP, the state chief said that BJP leadership open heatedly welcomed those who have been positively influenced by the initiatives of PM Narendra Modi.
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PM Modi, who is on a day-long visit to Shimla, today launched the UDAN regional connectivity scheme that will allow tourists to fly to Shimla from New Delhi for just Rs 2,000. Speaking on the occasion, he said that while earlier aviation was said to be the domain of a select few, but that is changing now. “We had the opportunity to frame a civil aviation policy, which caters to aspirations of the people of India,” he added.
Soon after the launch, PM Modi participated in a massive roadshow where he addressed a public rally that witnessed participation of thousands of party workers. PM Modi’s roadshow was aimed at strengthening BJP’s grip in Himachal as the state is all set for Assembly polls in November this year. This was PM Modi’s third visit to Himachal Pradesh and first to Shimla since the time he became the Prime Minister in May 2014.