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Amit Shah’s Odisha visit cancelled

Amit Shah

Bhubaneswar: BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Odisha on Friday has been cancelled, a party spokesperson said here.

Shah is suffering from swine flu and was admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on Wednesday, he said.

The BJP President was scheduled to visit the State on January 18 to meet and address the party workers at Salepur in Cuttack.

“As BJP National President Amit Shah is feeling unwell due to swine flue, the upcoming meeting at Salepur in Cuttack on January 18 has been postponed,” State BJP leader Samir Mohanty informed to the media here.

The next date of the meeting will be announced soon, he added.

“I have been diagnosed with swine flu for which the treatment is underway. With God’s grace and good wishes from all of you, I will recover soon,” Shah said on Twitter in Hindi.

He reached the hospital at around 9 pm and is admitted in the old private ward of the premier hospital.

According to sources at AIIMS, the BJP leader was admitted following complaints of chest congestion and breathing issues.