BJP president Amit Shah will be in Indore to attend a camp on Friday organized by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). According to state BJP official, Shah is scheduled to leave Delhi by flight on Friday at 8 am and reach Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport in Indore at 10:55 am. State BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan and state organizational general secretary Arvind Menon will receive him at the airport.
Shah will be joined by BJP national organisational general secretary Ramlal at the venue of meeting. Sources in party said the RSS camp with 700 functionaries is under way from this week. The objective is to discuss functioning and spread of organization in foreign countries. Speaking to TOI, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya explained: “The RSS has network of frontal organizations across the world. The meeting will focus on how better to make them familiar with Hindu festivals and ethos overseas.”
Shah’s visit assumes importance for two things. First, the party state unit will elect president in January and Amit Shah might want to know names on the panel.
Second, Shah’s own term as national BJP president is about to end. Currently, he is completing Union home minister Rajnath Singh’s term and is likely to be re-elected early next year. “At the RSS meeting, he will meet a lot of BJP leaders and workers and it would be like a contact programme for him,” a party source said.
After attending the RSS ‘shivir,’ Shah is scheduled to leave for the airport at 7:40 pm and leave Indore by flight at 9:25 pm.