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Shah to kick off Goa poll campaign today

Ahead of Assembly poll in the state of Goa, Bharatiya Janata Party President, Amit Shah to kick off party’s election campaign on Saturday. Shah will be addressing “Karyakarta Sammelan” at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Panaji in the afternoon.

The Assembly election is scheduled in March, 2017. Shah will be on a three-day visit to the state and will address around 10,000 booth-level workers on Saturda.

The state BJP leadership thinks that Shah’s visit will boost the morale of BJP workers. Shah will also hold a meeting with BJP core committee members and the the incumbent party in the state legislative wing, which includes chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar and other ministers.

The party which swung into power in 2012 Goa elections will kick off its campaign for upcoming polls through public meeting on August 20 that would be addressed by its National President Amit Shah.

However, a political ambiguity has been emerged with the Chief Ministerial face of the party since last couple of months. Reportedly, to hold the uniformity of the saffron party in the state, the BJP’s national leadership was keen on a change in the state leadership on the lines of Gujarat, where Anandiben Patel was replaced by Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister of its home- turf. Some media reports also referred that Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister of the state Mr. Manohar Parrikar might come back to the state politics as CM face of the party. However, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar rubbished all the reports and confirmed that, “he will not come back”.
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