Namsai: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be arriving in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday for a two-day visit during which he will be inaugurating a slew of developmental projects across the state.
This will be Shah’s second visit to the frontier state as a home minister. He had last visited Arunachal in February 2020 to attend the 34th Statehood Day celebrations. His visit had then drawn strong objections from China which repeatedly claims Arunachal to be a part of it.
During his visit to Arunachal, Shah would lay the foundation of a 51-feet statue of Bhagwan Parshuram at Parshuram Kund, a prominent pilgrimage site near Wakro in Lohit district besides launching around 40 developmental projects for the state.
He will also attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Narottam Nagar Ramakrishna Mission School at Deomali on Saturday.
Officials said the home minister is also expected to attend a few local programmes and interact with the security forces in Namsai during his tour.
The home minister’s visit to Arunachal is a part of the mega cross-country tour during which he has been attending several public, political and official events.
Shah has already visited Assam, Telangana, Kerala and Uttarakhand as a part of the tour and would be visiting Maharashtra and Gujarat next on May 27 and 28 respectively.