Puri: Chief Ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura will visit Odisha to attend a three-day mega tribal convention to be organised in Puri by BJP Janjati Morcha, the ST wing of Bharatiya Janata Party, starting February 1.
“Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu and Tripura Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Varma will attend the national tribal convention to be held in Puri from February 1 to 3,” said BJP ST Morch president Ram Vichar Netam at a Press meet here today.
Besides, party national president Amit Shah will join the event to address the gathering on the concluding day, he said.
Earlier, the tribal convention was scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar.
Sources said around 5,000 representatives of tribal communities, including MLAs and MPs from across the country will join the convention. Discussion on various rights of tribals and welfare programmes launched for them by Narendra Modi-led BJP Government at the Centre will be held during the three-day meet. On the occasion, the BJP ST wing will also protest the ‘anti-tribal’ policy of the State Government.