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Prior to the conference, Shah met Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and his son Vijayendra Yeddyurappa. The meeting holds significance with many political experts calling the move a "soft signal" to Vijayendra's possible entrance into the Karnataka Election 2023.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday visited the cities of Bengaluru and Kommaghatta for a drug conference and to inaugurate development projects by the state Cooperative Ministry ahead of assembly polls in Karnataka this year. The BJP leader is likely to address a campaign rally too before travelling to Chhattisgarh.
Ahead of the minister's visit, the Bengaluru Police issued a traffic advisory, recommending residents avoid certain roads to prevent congestion.
Conference on drug trafficking and national security
The BJP leader oversaw the destruction of 9,298 kgs of seized drugs valued at Rs 1,235 crore at the Regional Conference on Drug Trafficking and National Security hosted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Bengaluru.