Amit Shah visits Gangasagar's Kapil Muni Ashram; to have lunch with refugee family
Union Home Minister Amit Shah began his visit to South 24 Parganas from Gangasagar on Thursday (February 18). He offered his prayers at Gangasar. After that, Amit Shah said, “If BJP comes to power in West Bengal, it will decontaminate the Ganges and will make Gangasagar into an international tourist destination.”
Shah arrived in Gangasagar at around 1 pm on Thursday. He first visited the beach. After that, he went to Kapil Muni’s Ashram. The priests of the temple handed a red cloth to Shah.
After offering prayers, Shah came out and said, “Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, initiatives have been taken to decontaminate the Ganges from Gomukh under the Namami Ganga project. But that project came to a halt in West Bengal. BJP will come to power and implement that project.”
Amit Shah will launch the fifth and final phase of the BJP's 'Poriborton Yatra' from the South 24 Parganas district and attend several other programs.
He is also scheduled to eat lunch with a refugee's family at Narayanpur village. After lunch, Shah will also take part in a roadshow at Namkhana.
The 294-member West Bengal Assembly is likely to go to the polls in April and May this year.