BJP National President Shri Amit Shah arrived in Goa on 01 July, 2017 on a two-day visit where he met senior party officials to draw up a strategy for the grass root infrastructure of the party for 2019 general elections. This was Shri Shah’s second trip to Goa after the BJP-led government came to power in the state following the Assembly elections held in February this year.
Shri Shah, who landed at the Dabolim airport, was received by Chief Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, state party president Shri Vinay Tendulkar, other senior leaders and thousand of Karyakartas. The BJP National President paid tributes to Goan freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial here.
Shri Amit Shah met BJP MLAs and also addressed a meeting of various elected representatives of the party at a city hotel, before meeting local industrialists, hotel owners, chartered accountants, doctors and builders.
Inaugurates South Goa District Office “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Bhavan”
BJP National President on 02 July met coalition partners in the Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government and party legislators over lunch in Panaji. Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s MLAs led by Sudin Dhavalikar, two Goa Forward Party ministers Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaoncar, and art and culture minister Govind Gaude met Shri Shah over the lunch.
Party president Shri Amit Shah also inaugurated the BJP South Goa District Office “Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Bhavan” in Margao.
Addressing the gathering he said the BJP will have its office in all districts of the country by December 2018. BJP workers are the focal point of party’s journey from Jan Sangh till now. The party’s existence is through the smallest of the booth level cadre,” he said.
“The party office is not less than a temple for the workers. This is the place where planning is done based on which the party marches ahead. That is why BJP has decided that each district will have party office across the country by December 2018,” he added.
Hailing the Manohar Parrikar-led Goa government, Shri Shah said “when BJP government is formed in any state, it is not just change in power but also change in the systems”. “Goa is an apt example.
Five years back, BJP came into power and we are now elected again. Goa has been witnessing tremendous progress since the time BJP came to power in the state,” he said. According to him, along with development, BJP led by Shri Parrikar has also given a government which has eradicated corruption. “Parrikar has given a government with transparency,” he said.