Union Home Minister Amit Shah is slated to visit Assam on December 26, according to news reports. Shah’s visit to the state bears significance in the backdrop of the formation of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) by the BJP-UPPL-GSP combine.

The Union Home Minister will attend some government events during his visit to Assam.

Shah is likely to hold meetings with State BJP leadership to discuss the preparations for Assam assembly elections in 2021. According to sources, Shah will also sit for an informal meeting with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to discuss the seat-sharing strategy for the election.

On the other hand, In-charge of BJP Assam unit, Baijayant  Panda reached Guwahati on Wednesday morning to take part in multiple party programmes.

The top BJP leader was accorded a grand welcome by the party workers at Lokpriya Gopinath Borodoloi International Airport.

“I have come as the BJP in-charge. I will attend several party programmes,” Panda told reporters.

Panda will address a meeting at state BJP headquarters today. He will also attend a meeting at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra.

On Thursday, Panda will visit the Kamakhya Devalaya, the famous Saktipeeth atop the Nilachal hills in Guwahati. Later, he will attend the Krishak Samaroh at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in the presence of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.