<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP national president Amit Shah deployed Mumbai BJP city unit president ​Ashish Shelar to chip in for 16 Assembly segments in Surat during the Gujarat assembly election. Sources within BJP state unit said Shelar is being asked to use his Mumbai experience so that party’s prospects are realized in Surat. Shelar said that he will start working in Surat from Tuesday itself.BJP sources said that the Patidar agitation started from Surat, from where traders also started exhibiting their resentment towards the GST. There was a lathi charge on them during the agitation. Shelar’s confidante said that it was Amit Shah who has given the responsibility to work in Surat. Shelar is known to have handpicked 45 of his trusted men to manage election related work in 16 Assembly segments in and around Surat. Shelar played a key role in bringing BJP in power at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation election.Shah had recently held a meeting of state unit presidents and Shelar was present for this meeting in New Delhi. Taking in to account Shelar’s experience in Mumbai, he was handpicked by Shah and Shelar has been asked to work for election management not only in Gujarat but also in parts of Karnataka. Shelar would be sparing his time for both the adjoining states for coming month. BJP’s planShelar played a key role in bringing BJP in power at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation polls. BJP thinks his experience will help in Gujarat polls.

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Mumbai BJP chief to look after 16 Surat segments