Amit Shah to address Tamil Nadu party workers on November 21: state BJP leader


Amit Shah to chair Tamil Nadu BJP central committee meeting (file)


Union Interior Minister Amit Shah would travel to the metropolis on November 21 to participate in official and party events here and it will be a great boost to morale among BJP workers, L.

The visit of the top BJP leader would also mean giving a sense of “fear” to the opposition parties, he said.

Since Mr. Shah’s visit would be the first since he took over the presidency of the Tamil Nadu unit in March, a large reception was held for the interior minister at the airport instead of a party, Murugan told reporters.

Besides government functions, Shah is expected to chair the Tamil Nadu BJP central committee meeting and also address party officials, including district secretaries, he said.

To a question, Murugan said that Mr. Shah’s visit would give them great encouragement, more determination and courage.

The Home Secretary’s visit would, however, give opposition parties a sense of fear as the BJP had gained more and more strength and displayed electoral victories in the regions it had visited, he said. .

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Chairman KS Alagiri took pictures in Murugan for his comment and asked “why should we be afraid of Mr. Shah? In one democracy no one needs to fear another no one.”

Above all, no one in Tamil Nadu would be afraid of Mr. Shah, Alagiri said, adding “Murugan lives in the imagination, let it come to the real world.”


Murugan, when asked if there was a likelihood that Mr. Shah would participate in “Vetrivel Yatra”, he replied in the negative.

However, Union Chemicals Minister Sadananda Gowda and State Minister of External Affairs V Muraleedharan will participate in the yatras on November 22 and 23 respectively in Coimbatore and Palani, he said.

Since November 6, BJP leaders have attempted to wipe out “Vetrivel Yatra” in Tamil Nadu from several locations despite the ban by the state government due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So far, workers and party leaders, including Murugan, had been courting arrests in places such as Tiruttani, Chennai and Chengelpet.

Originally, the BJP state planned to start the yatra from Tiruttani in northern Tamil Nadu on November 6 and finish it on December 6 in Tiruchendur in the southern part of the state.

The party had said the yatra should denounce the DMK, which allegedly lent its support to a group that denigrated “Kanda Sashti Kavacham,” a Tamil spiritual hymn to Lord Muruga and has been extremely popular in the state for centuries.

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