Chandigarh: BJP president Nitin Gadkari was
unable to attend two poll rallies due to adverse weather
conditions on the last day of election campaign in Punjab.
Gadkari was scheduled to address a rally in Pathankot,
from where state BJP president Ashwani Sharma is in the fray,
but his plane failed to land due to poor visibility and bad
weather conditions, a party leader said.
The BJP president`s plane, which was to arrive there from
Nagpur, instead landed at Amritsar about 230 km from here and
110 km from Pathankot.
As per the original schedule, Gadkari was supposed to fly
back from Pathankot to Chandigarh in his plane after
addressing the rally. From Chandigarh, he was to fly to
Rajpura in a helicopter to address another rally there.
Gadkari later made a brief address to the two rallies
through his cellphone, he said, adding that the BJP president
then proceeded to Nagpur from Amritsar in his plane.