Nitin Gadkari Meets Salman Khan as Part of BJP's Sampark for Samarthan Drive Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
Nitin Gadkari meets Salman Khan at his residence today as part of sampark for samarthan | (File photo)

Mumbai, June 8: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is taking the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Sampark For Samarthan drive further in the Maharashtra state after party President Amit Shah met actor Madhuri Dixit and Industrialist Ratan Tata. Gadkari on Friday met Bollywood actor Salman Khan at his residence in Bandra. In his day-long schedule of appointments, he is also set to meet Chairman of YES bank Rana Kapoor at 4 pm today and actor Nana Patekar.

Watch Video of Gadkari's visit to Salman Khan house today: 

Gadkari, during his visit to Salman's house, also met his father Salim Khan and handed over a booklet which gives insides about the BJPs achievements in the past four years as a government. The brochure speaks about the various accomplishments and schemes implemented for the benefits of Indian citizens after they came into power. Shah had also given the same booklet to actor Madhuri Dixit during his visit to Mumbai on June 6.

Shah launched the Sampark for Samarthan initiative on May 30 in an attempt to reach out to people and generate awareness about the achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the past four years. Eyeing the 2019 general elections, Shah has said that he will reach out to at least 50 people personally and give them details of the initiative and inform them about the achievements of the government. He said that each BJP worker has been given the responsibility of contacting at least ten people for the same. Shah said that the NaMo App would also be promoted similarly.

Earlier he also met Baba Ramdev as part of the initiative. “We are meeting all those, who supported us in the formation of the BJP-led government in 2014. We are apprising them of all our work and efforts. We are also seeking support from them for the 2019 elections,” Shah said.

He added that meeting Ramdev meant "we are reaching millions of people (who are his followers)."

Meanwhile, Congress Mumbai President Sanjay Nirupam attacked BJP government over their new drive. He also wrote letters to Ratan Tata and Madhuri Dixit alleging that Modi-led NDA government has been a complete failure in bringing acche din.