Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Amit Shah attends Dassehra rally

Amit Shah was received by Pankaja Munde

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Bharatiya Janata Party President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in Maharashtra to attend the annual Dassehra rally organised by the Munde sisters, in the district which is the stronghold of the family of late Union minister Gopinath Munde.

He was received by Maharashtra state minister Pankaja Munde, her sister and Beed MP Pritam Munde and others, with a procession of vehicles with people waving 370 tricolours. At this time, Amit Shah was given a special salute for 370 guns to symbolise the appreciation to Modi government’s removal of article 370 in Kashmir.

While he was there he even performed an 'aarti' before an image of Bhagwanbaba and took part in the festivities in which party activist offered a traditional Maharashtrian 'pheta' (headgear) to him. Speaker Haribhau Bagade and other dignitaries were also present in this function.

This is his second visit to Bhagwangad since 2014 and he extended his warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Dassehra, the festival that symbolising the victory of good over evil.

Recalling the contributions of the great saint revered by the Vanjari community, the BJP chief said it was the blessings of saint Bhagwanbaba that his first engagement after elections were announced in Maharashtra, was in Bhagwangad for the auspicious occasion of Dassehra.

Talking about the work that the government is doing for the upliftment of the backward classes, he said, "Now, we have initiated several measures for the upliftment, progress and prosperity of the backward and downtrodden classes. We will ensure that justice is done to all our brethren who have been suffering since 70 years," Shah said.

The elections in Maharasthra will be held on October 21 and the campaigning for the same is going on across the states

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