Assam: Amit Shah likely to visit Batadrava on Feb 25
Guwahati: Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to address a political rally on February 25 at Batadrava in Nagaon district of Assam – the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva.
The saffron party will launch its battle for “protecting Assamese culture and identity”.
Besides seeking blessings at the most revered place in the state, Shah will also launch a state-funded Rs 150 crore project for beautification of the Batadrava Than that was built in 1468.
With the intention of developing the birth plave of Sankardev, a total of 160 bighas of land has been released from encroachers to make it a field of religious and spiritual research and to fulfil the aim; the Centre released the fund for the development project.
The union minister will lay foundation stone of the project on February 25, 2021, during his visit.
Shah’s visit to Batadrava was recently fixed after All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badaruddin Ajmal last week kick up a storm when he held an election rally there and his supporters shouted slogans referring to the Vaishnavite saint as “Sahab”.
Following this Ajmal pleaded for forgiveness saying that adding the word “Sahab” was completely unintentional and a slip of the tongue.
This will be the minister’s third visit to poll-bound Assam after his visit to the state on January 23 and February 11.