Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah arrived in Imphal on Saturday afternoon and had group meetings with party leaders of all the northeastern States.
Soon after his arrival at the Imphal international airport near here at around 12.30 pm, the visiting BJP national president, Shah, accompanied by State Chief Minister N Biren Singh, drove straight to a hotel in Imphal and started a series of meetings with the party functionaries of the northeastern States.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb led a team of party leaders and had the first meeting with Amit Shah. The meeting was attended by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma and BJP Northeast in-charge Ajay Jamwal.
After Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Arunachal Pradesh BJP president Tapir Gao led a team and met BJP president Shah.
Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Meghalaya BJP chief Shibun Lyngdoh, Sikkim BJP president DB Chauhan, State unit presidents from Mizoram, Sikkim and Manipur also met the national BJP president.
According to BJP leaders, during the day’s meeting, the party leaders discussed about the political situation, various social issues and the party’s organisational structures in each State, apart from sharing information on the preparations of the party for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Earlier, on his arrival at the Imphal international airport near here around 12.30 pm, he was accorded a warm welcome by the BJP state unit leaders including Chief Minister N Biren, State unit president Kh Bhabananda, former Union Minister Th Chaoba and others.
Shah will leave for New Delhi on Sunday morning after meeting Chief Minister N Biren and his Council of Ministers and MLAs.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology SS Ahluwalia are also in the State.