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Amit Shah visits homes of fishermen, folk singer

Press Trust of India  |  Androth 

On his first visit as party president to the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, chief today visited the homes of two fishermenin Androth Island.

Shah spent nearly an hour at the two houses and enquired about the fishermen's welfare.

According to sources, Shah asked the fishermen about their problems and needs.

Shah had breakfast, comprising idli and dosa, besides tasting the 'halwa' at the house of 42-year-old Abdul Khader, the sources said.

The leader, who arrived in on a three-day visit yesterday, also visited the house of another fisherman, Abdul Rehaman (47).

The BJP leader also 76-year-old veteran folk singer, Poo (Flower), who is bed-ridden due to age-related ailments and enquired about her health from her daughter.

Some students, who the BJP president, said they needed better educational and medical facilities in the island.

The high-profile political tour is part of BJP's efforts to expand the party's footprint in the union territory, which has one Lok Sabha seat.

is dependent on mainland Kerala, especially Kochi, for its medical and educational needs.

The union territory comprises 10 inhabited and 17 uninhabited islands.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 13:22 IST