Amit Shah chairs meeting with BJP leaders in Mumbai over BMC polls

5 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with BJP MPs, MLAs, MLCs, and corporators on Monday at the house of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis in Mumbai to discuss the impending Brihanmumbai Municip...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah met with BJP MPs, MLAs, MLCs, and corporators on Monday at the house of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis in Mumbai to discuss the impending Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections.

This is Shah’s first visit to the state since the Eknath Shinde administration was formed. Maharashtra has seen a lot of upheaval since the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition fell apart over a number of concerns. The Shiv Sena chairman then formed a government with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress.

According to sources, the conference would likely include discussions on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as well as the state’s next assembly elections.

Amit Shah, one of the BJP’s most successful presidents, is anticipated to provide the state unit with a framework and strategy for the impending difficulties.

Earlier in the day, Shah, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, performed prayers at the famed Mumbai Lalbaugcha Raja.

The Home Minister was unable to attend Mumbai’s iconic Ganpathi pandal because to Covid-19 restrictions and the two-year lockdown.

Aside from Labaughcha Raja, Amit Shah attended a few additional Ganpati Pandals in Mumbai, including the Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal in Bandra West, which was organised by BJP Mumbai Chief Ashish Shelar, and will also visit the CM’s house, Varsha Bungalow, to get Ganpati Bappa’s blessings.

This year, Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten-day celebration that begins on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, will begin on August 31. Vinayak Chaturthi or Vinayak Chavithi are other names for the festival.

It is widely celebrated in Mumbai and other areas of Maharashtra, with millions of worshippers gathering to mandals to seek Lord Ganesh’s grace.

The Kambli family has been organising the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganapati idol for over eight decades.