Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called off poll rallies of party national president Amit Shah due to Cyclone Ockhi which is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat on Tuesday midnight.Â Â
Shah had to address public meetings in Rajula, Mahuva and Shihor constituencies in the poll-bound state.
On the other hand, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its forecast said, "The severe cyclonic storm Ockhi is now laid centred about 850 km south-southwest of Surat and is likely to cross south Gujarat and adjoining North Maharashtra coasts near Surat as a deep depression by mid-night of December 5."
Following the IMD prediction, Gujarat Chief Secretary J N Singh on Monday took stock of the administrative preparedness to deal with any eventuality. Â