MUMBAI: BJP president and Union home minister
‘s helicopter made an emergency landing at Ozar Airport in
, around 160 kms from here, due to heavy rains on Saturday, the last day of campaigning for the October 21
Assembly polls, an official said.
The helicopter was on its way to Akole in
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
in Nandurbar district in north Maharashtra.
It has been raining in several parts of the state since Saturday morning.