BJP to undertake 'Parivartan Yatras' across Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Aug 8: With an eye on the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the BJP is 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, state general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak told reporters here.

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The dates for the planned yatras are yet to be finalised, he added. Pathak also elaborated on plans for the party's 'Tiranga Yatra' in the state that will be carried out as part of Independnce day celebrations.

"'Tiranga Yatra' will be taken out which will start from August 9 to August 23. It would be carried out in two phases. First from August 9 to August 14 and second one from August 16 to August 22," he said.

"Union ministers and senior party functionaries will participate in the yatra," he added. BJP national president Amit Shah would attend yatra at Kakori in Lucknow on August 13.

"Prominent ministers, who will participate in yatra, include Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, JP Nadda, Narendra Singh Tomar, Prakash Javadekar and Kiren Rijiju," Pathak said.

The BJP leader said demontrations will also be held over the Bulandshahr gangrape incident at all district headquarters on August 11.

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.

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