Amit Shah begins tour of three Northeast states, addresses BJP meet in Gangtok

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday embarked on a three-day tour of north-eastern states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Gangtok: BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday embarked on a three-day tour of north-eastern states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

The BJP chief reached Sikkim today where he addressed a meeting of party workers in Gangtok and would visit the remaining states in the next two days.

This is the second phase of his visit to the Northeast, after he undertook a four-day tour of Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur in the first phase.

The visit is part of BJP's drive to strengthen the party base in Northeast and hear out problems of the people of the area.

Shah will address party workers at Shillong in Meghalaya tomorrow and on April 23 he will be in Arunachal Pradesh where he will address a rally at Itanagar's Nyokum Lepang grounds.

He will also hold a meeting of party office-bearers in these states and discuss the party's expansion plans with them.

Earlier, the BJP chief held a meeting with office-bearers of all north-eastern states in Delhi where he discussed ways and means to further connect with the people of the Northeast and expand the party's base there.