BJP national president Amit Shah, along with state president Jitu Vaghani and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, will address a mahasammelan of party workers in the tribal-dominated Tapi district on September 8. Shah will reach Tadkuva village in Vyara taluka of Tapi on Thursday morning to address BJP booth level workers at the mahasammelan. Shah will be accompanied by CM Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Vaghani, home minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja and others.
Shah will arrive in Surat on Thursday to inaugurate BJP’s Surat City office at Udhna Kharwarnagar. He will also attend the felicitation programme, organised by Patidar Abhivadan Samaroh Samiti (PASS), at P P Sawani School at Abrahma.
Attempts are being made to bring one lakh tribals from eight districts in south Gujarat. Sources said that the BJP leaders had given the task to BJP presidents of all districts to bring large numbers of people. State home minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja analysed the security measures by police in Tapi district on Tuesday. Jadeja, who was in Surat on Monday and Tuesday, visited the party’s Vyara headquarters in Tapi and held meetings with local BJP leaders and police officials. The home minister also visited the venue of the mahasammelan.
Addressing mediapersons, Jadeja said, “Over one lakh people from eight districts in south Gujarat will attend the mahasammelan. The meeting has been organised as a refreshment course ahead of the 2017 assembly elections.”
Tapi district BJP president Jayram Gamit said, “Tapi district has over 20,000 BJP workers and they are being told to reach at the event. We have made waterproof domes at the venue at Tadkuva village. Private vehicles have been taken on hire to pick up and drop workers from eight districts. This is the first public meeting of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and we all are happy with his appointment. We have made all the arrangements for the event which will start at 10.00 am in the morning and will finish at 1.00 pm.”