(PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday morning , offered prayers in the Tanot Mata temple in Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.
The king also laid the groundwork for tourism development at the temple’s premises and unveiled a monument.
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The minister that arrived at Jaisalmer the evening of Friday arrived at Tanot on Saturday morning via helicopter. He laid a flower wreath in the Stambh Vijay.
The renowned Tanot Mata temple, located near the border between India and Pakistan which is run by BSF. It is located at 120 km from Jaisalmer.
Tourist facilities will be built on the temple’s premises as part of an initiative that is funded through the Centre to increase tourism across borders.
In the war between India and Pakistan in 1965 in 1965, the Pakistani Army had dropped a number of bombs at the temple but none of them exploded. The unexploded bombs are currently displayed inside the temple.
In the 1971 war was fought at the time of the Longewala battle, Pakistani tanks got stuck in the sand in front of the temple, and the Indian Air Force bombed them without difficulty.
Shah also had a conversation with BSF officers in Tanot before heading to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer air force station.
He is expected to travel to Jodhpur, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s home town in which he will take part in the valedictory ceremony at a national level meeting of the Rajasthan BJP’s OBC Morcha.
Following that, Shah will also deliver the inaugural speech at an booth-level workers of the BJP.
At Jodhpur, BJP functionaries said that the home minister will receive a warm reception. Around 1,500 party members dressed in saffron turbans, and riding motorcycles will be escorting him to the location of the event at the airport they claimed.
The president of the National President of the BJP OBC Morcha K Laxman and Union Minister for Labour Bhupender Yadav as well as Rajasthan BJP head Satish Poonia officially opened the two-day meeting of the working committee on Friday in the morning.
After this meeting of the party’s OBC Morcha meeting, Shah will address the BJP’s booth level employees on Jodhpur’s Dussehra Ground. The party is mobilizing its booth-level employees from across the division for the event.
“The party workers’ meeting is going to be historic,” one BJP leader said to PTI.
The meeting of the national working committee in the party’s OBC Morcha in Jodhpur is designed to strengthen their OBC voter base in Jodhpur prior to the 2023 Assembly elections in 2023.
Jodhpur is the hometown of Gehlot and is part of the OBC category.
The BJP is also looking to determine its power in the western region of the state prior to the assembly elections.
Also known locally in the region as Marwar, Jodhpur is the largest district of Rajasthan and is comprised of six districts: Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Sirohi, and Pali.
Out of all the 200 Assembly constituencies 33 of them belong to Jodhpur division, and 10 are within the Jodhpur district. Of those the BJP is currently holding 14 seats, and the Congress 17 while there are 17 seats for the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party and Independents each hold one seat.
“OBC is a vast community. It is with the BJP ideology. This is the first time in the BJP regime that we have 27 ministers from this community. Also the OBC commission has been given constitutional recognition by the Narendra Modi government,” Poonia claimed.