Amit Shah for Vijayawada on August 28

To take stock of the party affairs during his three-day visit

August 12, 2017 11:42 pm | Updated 11:42 pm IST - VIJAYAWADA

BJP national president Amit Shah is arriving here on August 28 on a three-day visit to take stock of the party affairs vis-à-vis the roadmap laid down by him for strengthening base in A.P. right from the booth level.

His visit comes just over two-and-a-half months after the May 25 meetings in the city with Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and members of the party’s booth committees from all over the State.

BJP State president and Visakhapatnam MP K. Haribabu and national organising secretary V. Satish exhorted the cadres in a conference held on Saturday to strive to realise the party’s goal to grow independently while maintaining its friendly relations with the TDP.

According to party sources, Mr. Haribabu and other leaders, including Gokaraju Gangaraju, P. Manikyala Rao, Kamineni Srinivas, P.V.N. Madhav, Kanna Lakshminarayana and Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, discussed the ways to win the people’s confidence in the coming years, as Mr. Shah had said he would personally monitor the progress achieved.

Nandyal byelection

Mr. Haribabu pledged his party’s support to Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy, TDP candidate for the Nandyal byelection.

The Chief Minister reportedly made a phone call to Mr. Haribabu seeking the BJP’s cooperation for the victory of the TDP.

The two leaders also agreed to work together for the election to the Kakinada Municipal Corporation.

During Mr. Shah’s visit, he is expected to deliberate on the party’s equation with the Jana Sena Party, whose president and actor Pawan Kalyan had been raising his voice on public issues, while appearing to be getting along well with both the BJP and TDP.

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