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Karnataka BJP yatra to end with PM Modi’s rally in Bengaluru

BJP’s longest political yatra in the state ‘Navakarnataka Parivartana Yatra’ to be launched by party national president Amit Shah on November 2 will culminate with a massive rally on January 28

Published: 24th October 2017 04:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2017 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje releasing BJP Parivartana Yatra route map in Bengaluru on Monday. Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, party leaders B S Yeddyurappa and R Ashok look on | NAGESH POLALI

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: BJP’s longest political yatra in the state ‘Navakarnataka Parivartana Yatra’ to be launched by party national president Amit Shah on November 2 will culminate with a massive rally on January 28 next year. The rally, venue of which is yet to be finalised, will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city.

About 3 lakh BJP workers from 114 assembly constituencies in southern Karnataka are expected to participate in the rally for the launch of the yatra in Bengaluru. About 1 lakh bikes will be part of the proposed bike rally, BJP State General Secretary Shobha Karandlaje said here on Monday.

Speaking  to reporters after the launch of the logo for the yatra along with Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda and BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa,  Shobha said, “The yatra which has been divided into two segments would have a similar launch in Hubballi covering northern Karnataka districts on December 21.”

“The 7,500km yatra would see top BJP national leaders, including  Shah, Modi and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and many Union ministers apart from the state leaders visiting all the 224 assembly constituencies and addressing hundreds of rallies as part of the  party’s ‘Mission 150’ to win the 2018 Assembly election,” Yeddyurappa said.

“It would be the mother of all rallies and yatras the country has seen as the party workers would arrive in  bikes. A special vehicle is being readied for the yatra,” Yeddyurappa said.

The yatra would touch at least three assembly segments every day with public meetings in each of the constituenices. Yeddyurappa would address street corner meetings along the way as the yatra traverses through villages and taluk  centres. Failures of Siddaramaiah government and achievements of Modi government at the Centre and previous BJP governments in the state would be highlighted.

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