Amit Shah to address rally in Kolkata today

Amit Shah, who was yesterday elected as Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) national president for the second term, would attend his first public rally in poll-bound Kolkata on Monday.

Senior party leaders like national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, national secretary Rahul Sinha, state president Dilip Ghosh, state co-conveners Siddharthnath Singh and Suresh Pujari and MP Babul Supriyo are expected to attend the meeting.

While the rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Shah is expected to arrive around 2:30 p.m.

Shah was on Sunday formally declared as the BJP president for the second consecutive term.

The decision in this regard was announced at the party headquarters in the national capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and the Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states proposed Shah’s name for the presidential candidature after he filed his nomination papers.