BJP president Amit Shah has reached Ahmedabad on Sunday to boost party presence among the Gujarat youth before state elections – the goal that he has on his mind is to win Gujarat state for the party again and over and above that build a lasting foundation for the party amongst GenerationNext. He will attend party’s party’s “Adikham Gujarat Yuva Town Hall” event, where he will interact with at least 1 lakh youths via video conference, Indian Express said. While speaking during another session of the event, the BJP president said that the Centre was giving priority to the state.
The party president, upon being asked about Una Dalit flogging, said that the state witnesses lowest amount of Dalit atrocities in the country. “Gujarat is among those states in India that witness minimum Dalit atrocities,” Shah was quoted as saying by the paper. Talking about Patidar quota stir, Indian Express quoted him as saying “You will see Patidar reservation andolan leaning towards a particular political party as elections come near.”
Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, while speaking to reporters on Friday had said that at least 1.5 lakh students from 250 locations of the state will interact with Amit Shah live during the event. He also said that the event is likely to continue for at least two hours.
Vaghani also added that Union Panachayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will be present with youths in Vadodara. Apart from the minister, a number of leaders will join the youths in other locations- who will include MoS (PMO) Jitendra Singh at Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district, BJP MP Anurag Thakur in Rajkot and MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir at Gandhidham in Kutch, the paper said.
He also claimed that Amit Shah has received more than 3 lakh questions through social media. The questions are on mostly about the place of youths in politics, jobs scenario in the country, health, floods, GST, agriculture, demonetisation, education and road infrastructure among others, Indian Express added.