Surat (Gujarat) [India], Sept. 8 (ANI
): Prominent Patel businessmen in the city have decided to felicitate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of their community in the presence of party chief Amit Shah here today.
This felicitation comes in the wake of the upcoming Gujarat assembly polls.
While Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) has asked the community to oppose the felicitation programme, city-based prominent businessmen have formed a group called the 'Patidar Abhivadan Samiti' to honour the new state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani, deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and union ministers of the Patel community.
Apart from Shah, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and former chief minister Anandiben Patel will also be present at the event.
Shah is also scheduled to address the BJP workers in Vyara town of Tapi district and inaugurate state party office in Surat. (ANI