Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday wooed Bollywood glamour and India Inc., as part of the party’s new initiative “Sampark for Samarthan” in the run-up to the ensuing 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Soon after his arrival here, he called on former Bollywood actresss Madhuri Dixit-Nene and her doctor-husband Sriram Nene and later the former Tata Group Chairman and philanthropist Ratan Tata.
Shah was accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and State BJP President Raosaheb Patil-Danve in his visits.
However, a scheduled meeting with Lata Mangeshkar was cancelled at the last minutes since she was indisposed.
“I was to meet Amit Shah ji but since I am down because of food poisoning I spoke to him over phone and told him that next time when he comes to Mumbai, I would meet him,” tweeted Lata Didi, as she is popularly known.
Shah apprised the celebrities of the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team in the last four years, the NDA government’s achievements and their vision for India.
“As always, it was inspiring to meet Shri Ratan Tata ji with Mananiya AmitShah ji as a part of BJP4India aSampark For Samarthan’ Abhiyan! We also presented him a book on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on auspicious Shivrajyabhishek din ! RNTata2000 SamparkForSamarthan,” Fadnavis later tweeted.
In another tweet, he noted: “Met Smt MadhuriDixit Nene, Dr. Nene and family with Mananiya AmitShah ji as a part of aSampark For Samarthan’, an initiative to meet dignitaries to share the historic decisions and achievements of Hon PM @narendramodi ji’s GovernmentAin 4 yearsA! SamparkForSamarthan”.
Later this evening, Shah is likely to call on sulking ally Shiv Sena’s President Uddhav Thackeray at the latter’s residence in Bandra.
As part of the “Sampark for Samarthan”, Shah has so far met former Indian Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag (retd), scholar and former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash Kashyap and former Team Indian skipper and legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev, retired Chief Justice of India R.C. Lahoti, and yoga guru Baba Ramdev.