NEW DELHI: Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Mandya and Bengaluru Rural districts in poll-bound Karnataka from Friday.
Shah will attend three events at Gejjalagere in Mandya district, at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru and a co-operative department event in Bengaluru Rural district, all related to the cooperative sector. He will also address public gatherings in his two-day visit to Karnataka, where elections for 224 Assembly seats are scheduled next year as the tenure of the state Assembly is expiring on May 28, 2023.
In his visit, the Home Minister will inaugurate a mega dairy in Mandya district on Friday afternoon and address a gathering, said official sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs. On Friday evening, the minister will also chair a cooperative conference and deliver a speech at Palace Grounds in Bangalore.
On Saturday morning, the Home Minister will be laying the foundation stone for the Central Intelligence Training Institute and will inaugurate Indo-Tibetan Border Police’s residential and non-residential complexes in the morning at the Devanhalli area in Bngaluru Rural district. He will also visit to Sauharda Cooperative Federation in Bengaluru on Saturday afternoon.
Shah’s visit to Mandya and Bengaluru district is significant as the 2023 elections will be mainly fought in the Old Mysuru region, where the Congress and the JD(S) are traditional rivals. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will put up a strong fight in the region.
Shah’s two-day visit is also expected to see him hold strategy meetings with senior leaders of the BJP for the upcoming Assembly elections. (ANI)