The time proven yatra politics of BJP has entered Karnataka as BJP Parivartana Yatra as a starting campaign for next year’s Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Under the leadership of Ex-CM B S Yedyurappa, the rally is being organized by BJP Karnataka. The rally is aimed at getting a head start in poll campaign and bring back BJP to power in the forthcoming Assembly election.
BJP President Amit Shah is set to flag off the ‘Nava Karnataka Parivartana Yatra’ from Bengaluru on Thursday, 2nd of November 2017. In the launch event at BIEC, Tumkur road, Chennapatna MLA(Samajwadi Party) CP Yogeshwar and Kudachi MLA(BSR Congress) P Rajeev are set to join the BJP.
Rally of 1 Lakh Bikes
More than 2 lakh party workers are expected to join the event on its launch day as a signal to ruling party congress that BJP is ready to fight the elections. 2 Lakh karyakarthas from 17 districts and 27,000 booths on 1 lakh bikes are participating in the launch event. More than 1 lakh of these karyakarthas are from Bengaluru itself.
What’s there in Yatra?
While BSY is the flag bearer for the rally, other prominent leaders like Eshwarappa, Jagadeesh Shettar, Shobha Karandlaje, R Ashok and others are set to take the lead as the rally progresses along its 75-day stretch. 20 escort vehicles along with 80 caretakers are set to take care of the rally. A backup ‘ratha‘ is also been kept for the smooth functioning of the rally. The yatra is set to end on January 28th in Bengaluru and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the valedictory event of the yatra.
Yogi, Uma Bharti to attend the rally
BJP’s firebrand leader UP CM Yogi Adityanath is expected to attend the BJP Parivartana Yatra on December 30 and address a rally in Chikkamagaluru. Union minister Uma Bharti will address a rally in Belagavi on November 20 while home minister Rajnath Singh will address a rally in Hubballi on December 21, Arun Jaitley in Mangaluru on November 11, Nitin Gadkari in Shivamogga on December 28.
The Ratha or Rath with registration number KA01-AH-4545 for the BJP Parivartana Yatra is expected to have costed about 80 lakh INR which has the capacity to accommodate 10-12 members on an hydraulic-lift enabled rostrum. The saffron bus also has a mini-meeting hall, kitchen, toilet and is centrally air-conditioned.
Check out some of the images of the Rath below: