Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Bhubaneswar at the Biju Patnaik International Airport on a two-day visit to Odisha during which he will attend the 75th anniversary function of an Odia daily and launch a book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among other programmes.
Odisha BJP president Samir Mohanty, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi and other state leaders received Mr Shah, who arrived at 1.30 am along with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱରରେ ପହଞ୍ଚିଲି l ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ବିଭିନ୍ନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମରେ ଯୋଗଦେବାକୁ ଉତ୍ସାହିତ ଅଛି। ଆତ୍ମୀୟତା ଭରା ସ୍ୱାଗତ ପାଇଁ ମୁଁ ଭୁବନେଶ୍ୱରବାସୀଙ୍କ ନିକଟରେ କୃତଜ୍ଞ। pic.twitter.com/9ErM5CMjb9— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 7, 2022
A large number of party workers and supporters had also gathered at the airport to welcome the home minister.
Elaborate security arrangements were put in place on the stretch of the road leading to a private hotel in Jaydev Vihar area in the city where Mr Shah is staying.
During his tour, the Union minister will pay obeisance at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar, visit the birthplace of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and attend the 75th anniversary function of the Odia daily 'Prajatantra' at the indoor stadium in Cuttack.
Mr Shah will also launch the Odisha chapter of 'Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery' and attend a meeting of the BJP's core committee, party leaders said.
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