Countdown to Kickoff: BJP's UP 'Parivartan Yatras' to begin on November 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address six regional meetings during the 192-day-long exercise ending in December 24.

Published: 03rd November 2016 09:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2016 10:04 PM   |  A+A-

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By Online Desk

BJP has announced details of its four 'Parivartan Yatras' which will start from various corners of Uttar Pradesh between November5-9. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with Bhupendra Yadav and Anil Jain, senior party leaders announced the details of the yatra today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address six regional meetings ending on December 24. State leaders will play a key role in BJP's bid to capture power in UP.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Kalraj Mishra, two leading saffron faces from the state, will be the key speaker at 10 meetings each.

The party has planned 30 rallies of its national leaders. BJP president Amit Shah will address 10 of them, followed by Uma Bharti attending  six of them.

The four yatras will converge in Lucknow on December 24 after traversing over 17,000 km, Prasad said.

The first yatra will start from Saharanpur on November 5, second from Jhansi on November 6 and third and fourth from Sonbhadra and Balia on November 8 and 9, respectively.

Shah and Mishra will be present during the launch of all the four yatras, while Singh will be present at three venues, except Saharanpur.

"People's participation and development will be central themes of the yatras," Prasad said. He added that it would see participation from Panchayat to Parliament members.

BJP has 71 Lok Sabha MPs from the state which has 80 seats.

BJP allies Ram Vilas Paswan and Ramdas Athawale, two Dalit faces of the NDA, and Uprendra Kushwaha will also be joining the yatras.

(with inputs from PTI)

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