Ahead of Assembly poll results in five states on Saturday, BJP president Amit Shah on Friday visited the RSS office in Lower Parel during an unscheduled stopover, party sources said.
“This wasn’t a scheduled visit. He reached Yashwant Bhavan at Pandurang Budhkar Marg, which houses the office of RSS Konkan Prant, and met those who were present,” the sources said.
An RSS functionary said Shah did not have any scheduled party functions in Mumbai.
“He was at the RSS office for around 20-25 minutes and happened to meet the organisations workers, who were there on way to RSS meet at Coimbatore,” the functionary said.
Shah is expected to be in Coimbatore on March 21 to participate in the closing ceremony of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s Pratinidhi Sabha (general body meeting), he said.
Among those who were present at meeting were RSS Sarkaryawah (General Secretary) Bhaiyaji Joshi and Sah-Sarkaryawah (Joint General Secretary) Dr Krishna Gopal, RSS sources said.
Joshi, who has been in Mumbai for the past few days to prepare for the annual Pratinidhi Sabha in Coimbatore, was joined by Dr. Krishna Gopal last night.
On arrival at Mumbai airport, Shah was received by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar, who accompanied him to Yashwant Bhawan, a BJP spokesperson said.