“Tiranga Yatra will will start from August 9 and conclude on August 23 and will be carried out in two phases. Union ministers and senior party functionaries will participate in the yatra,” BJP state general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said Monday.
Party national president Amit Shah would take part in the yatra at Kakori near Lucknow on August 13., Pathak said. Home Minister Rajnath Singh would participate in the yatra at Shahjahanpur, while Transport minister Nitin Gadkari will do so in Mughalsarai. Among other ministers who would participate in the yatra include Uma Bharti (Jhansi), Ram Vilas Paswan (Akbarpur), J P Nadda (Lucknow), Chaudhary Birender Singh (Pratapgarh), Prakash Javadekar (Gorakhpur), Dharmendra Pradhan (Agra), Piyush Goyal (Mathura), Ram Kripal Yadav (Bijnor), Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary (Ghaziabad), Kiren Rijiju (Kanpur), Krishna Pal (Aligarh), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Meerut), and Anupriya Patel (Faizabad).Pathak said party workers will stage a one-day dharna on Thursday with the slogan “Maa Beti Ke Samman Me, BJP Maidan Me”, to protest against the gangrape of a woman and her minor daughter on a highway in Bulandshahr district.
The BJP is also planning to undertake a series of ‘Parivartan Yatras’ across all 403 assembly segments of the state. The party will take out four such yatras from different parts of the state, each of which would cover at least 100 Vidhan Sabha segments, Pathak said. The dates for the Parivartan Yatras are yet to be finalised, he added.
Taking a dig at Akhilesh Yadav, who had written letters to MPs seeking support for development work, he said the Uttar Pradesh chief minister should first clarify that why the proposals being sent by the parliamentarians were pending. “There are number of proposals related to development sent by MPs from UP, but no action has been taken so far. All the proposals are waiting approval. What is the reason behind delay should be clarified by the CM,” he said.