Citing Advani's plan for anti-corruption procession, many started speculating that the yatra might be the initial step of Advani to scatter his hold on the party in order to position himself as BJP's PM candidate for 2014 general elections.
After BJP's failure in the 2010 election, Advani was believed to have stepped back from the race to become the PM candidate of the BJP. Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Narendra Modi were the most deserving candidates for the PM post.
However, Advani has not yet revealed any concrete information about the yatra but the senior leader of the BJP claimed, "good governance and clean politics" would be his main agenda behind the rath-yatra.
Advani on Thursday, Sep 8 took all responsibility behind the cash-for-votes sting operation which had shook the entire House in 2008 ahead of the Indo-US nuclear deal. Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has already been arrested over the scam and Advani's confession in the Parliament confirmed the not uttered truth about the sting operation over cash-for-votes scam.
After Advani's announcement about anti-corruption rath-yatra, several other also suggested that the yatra should be started from Bellary, Shimoga - districts in Karnataka which has been ruled by the BJP from past few years and have become the hub of corruption.