Srinagar: BJP president Amit Shah is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as a part of his Vistaar Yatra.
While the tour focuses on expanding the BJPs support base in five states, Shahs two-day visit in Jammu and Kashmir assumes more significance considering the political unrest in the state and reports of trouble in the PDP-BJP alliance.
BJPs objective of the tour, it appears, is to reach out to its cadre in states where the BJP lost seats in 2014 general elections.
While it is a coalition partner in the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir, the party has three MPs and 26 MLAs from that state. Following Jammu and Kashmir, Shah will also be visiting Odisha, Lakshadweep, Telangana, and Gujarat for 15 days each.