New Delhi, April 29: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah begins a 95-day Vistaar Yatra and reaches Jammu on Saturday morning. During the tour, Shah will strategise on ways to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with focus on clinching the 120 seats where the party had lost in 2014.
The streets were thronged with BJP supporters and party flags were waved as Shah's convoy passed through the streets after he landed at the airport today. In his two-day visit, Shah is scheduled to discuss the prevailing tensions in the coalition government of BJP & PDP. Shah is also scheduled to hold a meet with leaders and party workers.
The tour will focus on taking stock of the party’s organisational strength and further expansion of electoral appeal across the country. He is particularly focusing on states like West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala.
The BJP had managed to win just 4 Lok Sabha seats out of the 102 in these states in the 2014 election. Shah’s voyage will end by 25th September, the 101th birth anniversary of Jana Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Apart from his 95-day tour, party President has also chosen five states where he will spend three days each. His recent visit to West Bengal was part of the programme. Besides West Bengal, he will visit Odisha, Telangana, Lakshadweep and the poll-bound Gujarat. Shah has also hinted at a reshuffle in the organisation as several office-bearers are now serving as ministers in the Uttar Pradesh government.