Gohana (Haryana), Jan 29 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit here to attend a public rally on Sunday was cancelled due to bad weather and he addressed the gathering briefly over phone.
Speaking to the people at the rally, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that Shah could not come as his helicopter was not given permission for take off due to bad weather.
The weather in Gohana was inclement and more rains are likely during the day.
Khattar said that Shah wanted to come by road but since it would have taken two hours, he suggested to the Union minister to address the gathering over phone.
"I wanted to meet you all in this rally, but due to bad weather, permission for helicopter take off was not given," Shah told the gathering over the phone.
"I wanted to come via road in a car, but the weather over there is also inclement with the possibility of more rain. Manohar-ji requested that I should speak to you all over phone," he added.
Shah made a brief address to the gathering.
Khattar, Haryana BJP chief O P Dhankar and some state ministers were among those present. PTI SUN VSD IJT IJT