Unclaimed bags found outside BJP HQ, bomb squad called in

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s close aide and former Gujarat Home MinisterAmit Shah is all set to be appointed as the new BJP chief, three unclaimed bags found outside the party headquarters have triggered chaos on Wednesday.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Jul 09, 2014, 08:39 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s close aide and former Gujarat Home MinisterAmit Shah is all set to be appointed as the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief, three unclaimed bags found outside the party headquarters have triggered chaos on Wednesday.

As per reports, three unclaimed bags were spotted outside the parry headquarters by some BJP workers, which immediately triggered chaos. Delhi Police was informed and a bomb squad was immediately rushed to the spot to take control of the bags.

However, it was late found that those bags belonged to a woman who has come to Delhi seeking job. She has unintentionally left the bag outside the BJP headquarter, unaware that it could trigger chaos.

The Delhi Police is currently interrogating the lady.

All this has happened hours ahead of Amit Shah`s anointment as the new BJP chief.

Shah, who is credited for the BJP`s emphatic performance in Uttar Pradesh during General Elections will succeed Rajnath Singh, who is now the Home Minister in the NDA government. The party won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The announcement is likely to be made after the BJP`s Parliamentary board meeting.

With Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Haryana scheduled to go to polls later this year, Shah if elevated to the top post will have a herculean task to bring the BJP into power in all the three states. While Maharashtra and Haryana are being ruled by the Congress, Jharkhand is being governed by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha under the leadership of Hemant Soren.

Recently, the Maharashtra BJP unit had advocated for Shah to handle the election campaign in the state.
Known to be a sharp political strategist, the former Gujarat home minister remains Modi`s most trusted political aide and master-strategist.

Shah had served as the home minister of Gujarat when Modi was the chief minister.

Shah, who had a plastics and printing business, met Modi in the late 1980s.

It was earlier said that Shah, who is currently BJP`s national general secretary, may contest from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat that was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who retained Varanasi constituency.