Amit Shah arrives in Mumbai for movie screening, party meetings
BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Mumbai today on a day-long visit, during which he will interact with party workers and also attend a special screening of a film based on PM Narendra Modi's early life. Shah's visit assumes significance against the backdrop of a meeting of all-party leaders called by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on the Maratha reservation issue.
BJP leader clarifies Shah's visit not related to Maratha stir
It is, however, not clear whether Shah will hold talks with senior leaders over the Maratha issue. A BJP leader said Shah's visit to the city was already planned and it had nothing to do with the Maratha quota stir.
Film will have its world premiere on July 29
Shah is scheduled to attend the screening of the film titled "Chalo Jeete Hain" at a south Mumbai multiplex in the evening. The 32-minute film, directed by Mangesh Hadawale and presented by Aanand L Rai and Mahaveer Jain, will have its world premiere on Star Network and its OTT platform Hotstar on July 29. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series.
Film portrays how Modi was inspired by Swami Vivekananda
BJP leaders dismisses rumors of replacing Fadnavis as CM
The Fadnavis-led state government has come under severe flak over its handling of the agitation by the influential Maratha community that is demanding 16% reservation in government jobs and education. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut recently said there were talks within the BJP to replace Fadnavis. Senior BJP ministers, however, had rubbished Raut's claim, saying there was no such talk within the party.