India Today

A Festive Touch

- —Kaushik Deka with Kiran D. Tare, Amarnath K. Menon and Romita Datta

Union home minister Amit Shah had refrained from visiting Mumbai ever since Uddhav Thackeray became chief minister in November 2019, perhaps because Thackeray’s accusation that he had betrayed his promise of power-sharing left him uneasy. That has changed with the change of guard in Maharashtr­a. Shah is scheduled to visit Mumbai on September 5 to attend Ganeshotsa­v, organised by his favourite, Ashish Shelar, also the Mumbai BJP president. Seeking Ganesha’s blessings when municipal polls are due cannot hurt either.

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