Amit Shah pays obeisance to Lord Lingaraj

Bhubaneswar: BJP president Amit Shah visited Lord Lingaraj Temple here on Thursday and paid obeisance to the deity amid tight security arrangements in and around the shrine.

Accompanied by senior leaders, including Dharmendra Pradhan and party’s state president Basanta Panda, Shah offered 120 lotus and Bel leaves to Lord Lingaraj and prayed for BJP’s success with 120 seats in 2019 assembly elections. He also offered prayers at Devi
Parvati, Lord Ganesh and Maa Bhubaneswari shrines on the temple premises.

During his visit to the 11th century shrine, Shah held discussions with the servitors regarding problems faced by them. Some of the issues raised by the servitors include deployment of an IAS officer to ensure proper management of security and cleanliness at the shrine.

The BJP chief is scheduled to hold press conference later in the day at Hotel New Marrion here.

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