With just less than a year left for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP national president Amit Shah is visiting Chennai on July 9 to tone up the party and strengthen the apparatus.
As part of his visit, Shah will spend time with the senior leaders of the State, who have been asked to prepare papers, on the future strategy to be adopted.
He would gather inputs, like approach of the party in each constituency, before finalising the strategy for the 2019 polls, which are very important to the BJP.
This time, significantly, the BJP leader’s visit is happening when the State is facing several issues and the BJP as well as the Centre is criticised on many counts in Tamil Nadu.
BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan said Amit Shah had no plans to meet leaders of any other political parties during this visit because this is purely for reviewing the activities of the party.
According to the party’s National General Secretary P Muralidar Rao, “this is the most opportune time for entry into Tamil Nadu, as the State’s politics is on the threshold of a new era.”
He added: “The old leadership that ruled for the last 50 years have changed. We are in the process of creating new strategies for BJP, as the 2019 general elections are going to be very important for us.”