Jaitley to replace Shah in 2nd Tridev Sammelan



Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will replace BJP Party President Amit Shah for the time being in its mission 60+ in Himachal Pradesh. Shah being tied up with the election process in five States including the major belt of Uttar Pradesh. The party sources said that Mr. Shah would  not be able to make it to Kangra for Tridev Sammelan on January 20, 2017. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would replace him and address the second major BJP workers meet in Kangra.


As per party sources, being busy with the parliamentary board meetings for the election preparations in five States, Amit Shah would not be able to attend the Sammelan on Friday. BJP’s Shimla District Media Incharge Karan Nanda confirmed that Arun Jaitley would be replacing Amit Shah at Chambi Maidan of Shahpur, Kangra on Friday.


Tridev Sammelan is said to be the idea of BJP National President Amit Shah and he had planned to address the grass root level workers of the party in all the four parliamentary constituencies in the State to gear up the BJP workers for the electoral battle in hill state slated to be held at the end of this year. Shah had addressed BJP’s booth level functionaries in the first Tridev Sammelan in Solan on December 11, 2016.


As per available information, the Kangra Parliamentary constituency contains 1806 polling booths and around 5500 booth level functionaries of BJP have been called for the second Tridev Sammelan. The senior leaders of BJP including former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar and Professor Prem Kumar Dhumal, Rajeev Bindal etc. would also attend the meet.


Nanda told that BJP core committee meeting would also be held after the Sammelan. He said that the next Tridev Sammelan would be fixed for a date after the election process gets over in the five poll bound States and would be addressed by Amit Shah only. As per the party plan, the other two Tridev Sammelan would be organised at Hamirpur and Mandi. For Himachal Pradesh particularly, the party has devised the policy of strengthening its grass root level workers to get back to the power. The Tridev Sammelan is being seen as a major attempt of the party to encourage the workers.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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