Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday offered prayers at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati.

Shah arrived at the temple nestled atop picturesque Nilachal Hills from the PWD Inspection Bungalow at Amingaon around 10 am.

Shah was accompanied by Assam chief minister Sarbanand Sonowal and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The home minister, however, entered the sanctum sanctorum of the temple with just three ”Dolois” or priests, as Sonowal and Sarma waited near its gate.

He also undertook a ”parikrama” (circumambulation) around the shrine, the senior official added.

Shah is on a three-day visit to the Northeast and reached Guwahati on Saturday morning.

The home minister chaired a meeting with chief minister Sonowal on Saturday to review the law and order situation in the state.

Amit Shah is set to lay foundation stones of seven major projects in Manipur, including a medical college at Churachandpur, later in the day.

He will also inaugurate the Thoubal Dam and dedicate the Bishnupur-Tupul-Thoubal-Kasom Khullen Road to the public.


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