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Amit Shah to visit Karnataka today, will meet BJP legislators from state

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah will be on a three-day visit to Karnataka starting Saturday as part of his 110-day nationwide tour to strengthen the party.

Shah's visit assumes significance as Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in the state early next year.

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. PTI

During his visit, the BJP president is scheduled to meet party legislators from the state.

He will also chair meetings of the party's state core group and political affairs committee. Shah will discuss the Assembly elections with the state leaders, the BJP said in a statement.

Besides attending a series of meetings with local leaders, he will also address a gathering of college students and intellectuals in Bangalore.

Shah's visit is also important in view of a factional feud between state party president BS Yeddyurappa and former deputy chief minister KS Eshwarappa.

The central leadership had sought to control the issue by acting against some state leaders. Shah has already announced that Yeddyurappa will be the party's chief ministerial candidate for the assembly poll.

Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 08:28 AM

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