Rashmi Ranjan

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to arrive in Odisha tomorrow (Friday) on a two-day visit. As per sources, Shah is likely to attend government programmes during his visit to the state.

According to sources, Shah will arrive in Bhubaneswar AT 10.40 PM on Friday night and attend a government programme on Saturday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is also scheduled to attend the event.

On Saturday, Shah will attend a party programme at BJP headquarters in the State capital between 3 pm and 5 pm, sources informed, adding that, he will return to Delhi on the same day.

Amit Shah’s Odisha Visit Itinerary 

4 August 2023

Shah will arrive at Bhubaneswar

5 August 2023

  • 11 am to 12 pm: Amit Shah will inaugurate NHAI projects at Convention Center in Bhubaneswar
  • 12 pm to 12.30 pm: Review meeting on LWE and disaster management with Odisha government at Convention Center in Bhubaneswar
  • 2 pm to 5 pm: Meeting at BJP State Office in Bhubaneswar
  • 5.20 pm to 5.50 pm: Meeting at Bhubaneswar airport lounge
  • 6 pm: Shah will leave for Delhi in IAF aircraft

At a time when BJD is in the direct firing line of the Opposition parties soon after it extended its support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre on two issues, the Union Minister’s visit to Odisha has further heated up the politics.

Notably, the BJD recently announced to oppose the no-confidence motion while extending support to the Bill replacing the Ordinance for the control of Services in the national capital Delhi.

Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit Dhenkanal on June 17 and address a gathering as part of the party's ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’. However, his visit was put on hold in view of cyclone Biparjoy.

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