Aiming to invigorate party workers and popularise the schemes of the Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath governments, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to take out six Yatras from different corners of the state that would cover all 403 assembly constituencies of the state and culminate in Lucknow.
The first Yatra will be taken out from December 7 and will be led by senior BJP leaders, including party president JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
The decision was taken in the meeting of the election steering committee of the BJP held at the BJP state headquarters in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who attended the meeting along with Central election in-charge of UP and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, announced that the Yatras will be taken out from Awadh, Kashi, Gorakhpur, Brij, Pashchim and Bundelkhand regions. Through these Yatras, the BJP will highlight the achievements of the Modi and Yogi governments.
“Massive public rallies will also be held during the Yatras,” a BJP leader said.
Ahead of the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP had organised Parivartan Yatras against the ruling Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who inaugurated the assembly election steering committee meeting, said that ahead of the 2017 assembly elections, the BJP had gone to the public highlighting the shortcomings of the ruling Samajwadi Party.
“Today, the party has five years of achievements to showcase as a safe environment has been developed by protecting the dignity of all faiths and religions during the BJP regime in UP. This time too, the organisation has made a detailed outline of its campaigning through its achievements. It has been decided that six Yatras will be taken out from six corners of the state to reach out to the entire population of the state," he said.
BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh said that the BJP was going to form the government once again by bagging more than 300 seats on the strength of the workers and with the blessings of the people.