BJP President Amit Shah’s planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred, a party leader said on Monday.
A Bharatiya Janata Party leader said Shah’s visit had been “postponed due to some reasons” and new dates would be announced.
BJP sources said the impending reshuffle of the union cabinet was one reason Shah would not go to Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. He was scheduled to be in Tamil Nadu from August 22 to August 24.
The two factions of the ruling AIADMK — one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam — merged on Monday afternoon.
The introduction bond will be sealed with a cabinet reshuffle including inducting Panneerselvam as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.