Officials said Interior Minister Amit Shah’s flight was unable to land at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala on Wednesday night due to poor visibility due to dense fog.
ATC sources said the flight was diverted to Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, where it landed.
Mr Shah is expected to arrive in Agartala on Wednesday evening and the following day, departing for two rath yatras in the northeastern state, where parliamentary polls will take place earlier this year.
“Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah was supposed to land at MBB Airport around 10pm on Wednesday but was unable to arrive due to poor visibility due to dense fog like ATC, Agartala reported,” Police Superintendent (SP), West Tripura, Sankar Debnath told PTI.
He said the flight intended to MBB Airport has landed in Guwahati and he will spend the night there.
BJP State President Rajib Bhattacharjee said Mr Shah will arrive in Agartala at 11am on Thursday to salute the rath yatras from Dharmanagar in North Tripura district and Sabroom subdivision in South Tripura district.
“Jana Viswas Yatra will mark the party’s campaign for the next parliamentary election and we are delighted that the Union Home Secretary will mark both programs,” Minister Manik Saha told reporters in advance. that day.
Mr. Shah will first go to Dharmanagar, where he will lower the yatra flag and address a rally. He will then visit Sabroom, where he will inaugurate another rath yatra and give a public address, Mr.
After the Sabroom show, Mr. Shah will return to Agartala and leave Tripura on Thursday night, he said.
He said Jana Viswas Yatra aims to highlight the achievements of the state government since 2018.
Mr. Bhattacharjee said Jana Viswas Yatra will cross 1,000 km to all 60 constituencies of the state.
He said a total of 100 rallies and roadshows will be held during the yatra which will end on January 12, adding that BJP president JP Nadda will participate in the rath yatra on the last day.
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal, Kiran Rijiju and Arjun Munda, West Bengal Parliament Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari, BJP national executive member Mithun Chakraborty and MP Locket Chatterjee will participate. ritual rath yatras.
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