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Amit Shah cancels visit after Bihar BJP leaders raise objection

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:16

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi’s closest aide Amit Shah has cancelled his Bihar visit, reports said on Friday.

It is being said that Shah, who is the party general secretary and in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, cancelled his visit after some Bihar BJP leaders raised their apprehension to party leader Sanjay Paswan’s unilateral decision of inviting the former Gujarat home minister without consulting them.

Sanjay Paswan heads BJP’s Scheduled Caste wing and had invited Shah for a function. Modi’s close aide was also expected to oversee the preparations being done for a grand rally on October 27, which would be addressed by the Gujarat Chief Minister.

It may be noted that state BJP leaders like Sushil Kumar Modi along with many senior leaders had strongly pitched for Modi being named as the prime ministerial candidate of the party for 2014 General Elections.

Last week, Modi was appointed as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, despite the most senior leader LK Advani`s opposition.

The formal announcement was made by BJP president Rajnath Singh after the parliamentary board meeting, which was attended by Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj, who too were said to be earlier opposed to Modi`s nomination as PM candidate, but finally toed the party line.

First Published: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 10:16
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