BJP National President Shri Amit Shah arrived in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 9 July, 2018 for one-day visit to the state. During his Pravas Shri Shah interacted with members of the Sakthi and Maha Sakthi Kendras, addressed a huge gathering in Chennai, energized grassroots level functionaries and met a cross-section of party leaders and Karyakartas. While a Sakthi Kendra in-charge is vested with the responsibility of overseeing the party work of five booth level functionaries, a Maha Sakthi Kendra office-bearer is the overseer for five Sakthi Kendra functionaries.
Shri Shah also met with an administrative committee of the party set up for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu and interacted with those in charge of the party in each of the 39 Parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone seat in neighbouring Puducherry.
Party cadres along with the senior leaders of BJP gave a rousing welcome to the BJP National President when he landed at the Airport. Hoardings, festoons and banners welcomed Shri Shah along the route from the airport till the venue of the meeting on East Coast Road in the suburbs.
Addressing a gathering of party cadres from various districts and Puducherry in the evening, Shri Shah highlighted on resisting a “false campaign” against the BJP in Tamil Nadu and to list out the number of schemes and money spent by the NDA government in the state.
He said, “There is a false campaign against BJP in Tamil Nadu. Let me tell you, it was the Narendra Modi government that first introduced railway tickets in Tamil language and BJP is the only party that can protect Tamil culture and Tamil language”.
He said let me promise you, if BJP is elected to power in Tamil Nadu, Tamil pride will go beyond the borders, reaching across India.
“All of you have to return to your native place and tell people about our government’s schemes and in October, we will have a much bigger rally in Tamil Nadu addressed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi himself,” he said, adding that the party will take decisions about electoral alliance in September and October, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He said the alliance will include “non-corrupt parties” in the state.
He said, “Maybe Tamil Nadu is one of the states with maximum corruption. Every voter should join BJP to make Tamil Nadu a corruption-free state”.
Tamil Nadu BJP President Smt. Tamilisai Soundararajan termed the visit of the party’s National President a “big morale booster” for party Karyakartas.