Amit Shah meets Madhuri Dixit, Ratan Tata, highlights Modi govt's achievements

Amit Shah meets Madhuri Dixit, Ratan Tata, highlights Modi govt's achievements

BJP president Amit Shah along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis meets Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit at her Juhu residence as a part of his 'Sampark Se Samarthan' campaign, in Mumbai on Wednesday. PTI

In a significant step, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday reached out to India Inc and Bollywood as a part of party's ‘Sampark Se Samarthan’ (contact to seek support) campaign.

During his day-long visit to Mumbai, BJP president Amit Shah met actor Madhuri Dixit-Nene and former Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata. Shah apprised them of the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team in the last four years.

During the visits, Shah was accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Shah was also scheduled to meet singer Lata Mangeshkar, however, it was cancelled as she was not keeping well.

“I was to meet Amit Shah ji but since I am down because of food poisoning I spoke to him over the phone and told him that next time when he comes to Mumbai I would meet him,” Lata tweeted.

These visits are part of a major outreach programme to reach out to different segments of the society.

Fadnavis later tweeted photos of their meeting with Madhuri and Ratan Tata. “As always, it was inspiring to meet Shri Ratan Tata ji with Mananiya @AmitShah ji as a part of @BJP4India ‘Sampark For Samarthan’ Abhiyan ! We also presented him a book on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on auspicious #shivrajyabhishek din ! @RNTata2000 #SamparkForSamarthan,” he tweeted.

In another tweet, he noted: “Met Smt @MadhuriDixit Nene, Dr Nene and family with Mananiya @AmitShah ji as a part of ‘Sampark For Samarthan’, an initiative to meet dignitaries to share the historic decisions and achievements of Hon PM @narendramodi ji’s Government in 4 years! #SamparkForSamarthan”.

In the past few days, Shah has met former Indian Army chief General (Retd) Dalbir Singh Suhag, scholar and former Lok Sabha secretary-general Subhash Kashyap and cricketer Kapil Dev, former chief justice of India R C Lahoti and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev to widen the BJP's acceptability among popular apolitical members of the society.