Amit Shah's 'Vistaar Yatra' in J-K: BJP leaders discuss peace, security

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 29 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Saturday presided over a meeting with other saffron leaders and held discussions over how to make peace in the Valley during his two-day visit as a part of his national 'Vistaar Yatra'.

Speaking to the media, BJP leader Ravindra Raina said that Amit Shah discussed many issues relating to peace in the State and the growth of the party.

"This meeting is a grand occasion for us; the motive of this meeting is to expand the party in every state. In the meeting, Amit Shah discussed many issues relating to the State and the party. Working on the agenda and bringing peace in the State is his priority. All anti-elements in the State, who are trying to create havoc, will be penalised," said Raina.

BJP leader Lal Singh, who also attended the meeting, stated that with peoples' support, all saffron leaders would perform well.

"This party is doing well and will keep doing well with people's support. With this support, all saffron leaders will also perform well," said Singh.

Resonating a similar view, BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna added that Amit Shah's presence would strengthen their base in the State.

"This meeting will boost up our fighting spirit. Amit Shah's presence will strengthen our base in the state. We are working on how to inform people about our good work and the new agenda," said Khanna.

BJP leader Anil Jain also said that the party was doing good work since the Independence.

"The BJP's rule in the country proves how strong and huge it is. The party has been doing good work since the Independence. The secret for our success is we work as a team," said Jain.

Earlier this day, Amit Shah arrived in Jammu on a two-day visit as part of his national 'Vistaar Yatra'.

The streets were thronged with BJP supporters and party flags were waved as Shah's convoy made way to the city.

Shah is on a 95-day all-India tour beginning today, during which he will strategise on ways to win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with focus on clinching 120 seats where the party had lost in 2014.

Shah will spend one to three days in each states. The tour will focus on taking stock of the party's organisational strength and further expansion of electoral appeal across the country.

Shah is particularly focusing on states like West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana and Kerala.

The BJP had managed to win just four Lok Sabha seats out of the 102 in these states in the 2014 elections.

The BJP Chief's voyage will end by September 25, the 101st birth anniversary of Jana Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Apart from his 95-day tour, Shah has also chosen five states where he will spend three days each. His recent visit to West Bengal was part of the programme.

Besides West Bengal, he will visit Odisha, Telangana, Lakshadweep and the poll-bound Gujarat.

Shah has also hinted at a reshuffle in the organisation as several office-bearers are now serving as ministers in the Uttar Pradesh Government. (ANI)