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Amit Shah visiting Srinagar today evening

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Srinagar: Amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Srinagar on Thursday evening, official sources said here on Wednesday.

Official sources said that Shah will arrive in Srinagar on Thursday evening and will stay for the night.

He said on Friday Shah is scheduled to meet various delegations including civil society members and BJP functionaries.

Shah’s visit to Srinagar comes amid the Lok Sabha polls being held across the country. The BJP has not fielded any candidate for three seats in the Kashmir Valley.

Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency went to polls in the 4th phase on May 13, recording a voter turnout of over 38 percent – the highest since 1996 in the Lok Sabha elections.

Baramulla and Anantnag-Rajouri seats will go to polls on May 20 and May 25 respectively in the 7-phase Lok Sabha polls. Results will be declared on June 4.

Though there are no details available about the broader purpose of the Home Minister’s visit, sources said that he may be having a high-level security meeting to discuss the recent attack in the Poonch-Rajouri sector that goes to polls on May 25.

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