Union home minister Amit Shah during the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. PTI photo
NEW DELHI: Ahead of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to lay the foundation of a development project in Mirzapur on August 1.
According to Mirzapur BJP MLA Ratnakar Mishra, the home minister is expected to visit Mirzapur on August 1 to lay the foundation stone of Vindhya Corridor project.
Quoting sources, he said Shah would also address a public meeting. The official programme of the home minister remains to be finalised, he added.
Mishra said as per party sources, the home minister will first pay obeisance of Goddess Vindhvasini at the Vindhyachal temple in the district and participate in the 'havan' programme.
Before laying the foundation stone, Shah would address a public meeting at the Government Inter College ground in the city, he said.
The Vindhya Corridor, a dream project of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, includes projects worth over Rs 300 crore. Besides giving a grand look to the temple, the project includes widening of roads to 50 feet around the temple to facilitate 'darshan' for the devotees.
After the construction of the corridor, the Ganga river flowing in the northern direction of the temple will be clearly seen along with the 'darshan' of Ma Vindhvasini Devi.
(With inputs from PTI)