Maharashtra's Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday informed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is coming to Mumbai for Ganeshotsav. There will definitely be some political meeting, he added.
The 10-day Ganesh festival begins on August 31 and the visit of Shah, a key BJP strategist, comes ahead of the crucial polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) expected in September or October. The BJP is aiming to wrest control of the BMC from the Shiv Sena, which ruled the cash rich civic body till an administrator was appointed earlier this year due to delay in holding polls.
Shah is expected to visit the pandal of Lalbaugcha Raja, one of the oldest and popular Ganesh mandals in Mumbai, during the tour besides holding meetings with key BJP leaders, another BJP leader said.
The Shinde-led government, which took office in June-end, is being supported by the BJP.
BJP president J P Nadda is also expected to visit Mumbai in mid-September and his tour would mostly focus on the party' campaign strategy for the BMC polls.