Amit Shah's chopper makes emergency landing in Nashik due to rains

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Amit Shah's chopper makes emergency landing in Nashik due to rains

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MUMBAI: BJP president and Union home minister

Amit Shah

‘s helicopter made an emergency landing at Ozar Airport in

Nashik

, around 160 kms from here, due to heavy rains on Saturday, the last day of campaigning for the October 21

Maharashtra

Assembly polls, an official said.

The helicopter was on its way to Akole in

Ahmednagar

district, over 70 kilometres from Nashik, where Shah was to address a poll rally, the official said.

The pilot decided to land the chopper at Ozar airport at 2:25 pm due to inclement weather, he said.

“After a halt of 40 minutes, the chopper took off at around 3:08 pm for Ahmednagar,” he informed.

Shah had earlier addressed a rally in

Navapur

in Nandurbar district in north Maharashtra.

It has been raining in several parts of the state since Saturday morning.

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