Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is in Ahmedabad to celebrate Uttarayan with his family visited the Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur on Thursday. Amit Shah who visited the temple in the morning also took part in the aarti.
The minister’s visit also gains significance as the state prepares for civic body polls. Shah reached Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening and will also attend a meeting of the Somnath Trust scheduled for later.
Every year, the top BJP leader celebrates the festival with party workers but this time due to the notification issued by the state government, sources said Amit Shah will celebrate the festival with his family. The notification prevents outsiders from taking part in Uttarayan in residential societies.
He will also attend an online meeting of the Somnath Trust which will also be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader Advani.
The meeting will among other things also decide who will replace Keshubhai Patel who was the chairman of the trust. The position fell vacant after the former Gujarat Chief Minister passed away.
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