Bengaluru: The BJP’s 75-day Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthana Yatra will be flagged off by BJP National President Amit Shah in Bengaluru on Thursday.
The yatra, led by party state president B.S Yeddyurappa aims to expose the misdeeds of the ruling Congress. Nearly two lakh BJP workers from each and every polling booth in 16 districts of southern Karnataka are expected to arrive at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) grounds, the venue of the launch on bikes. Besides, another one lakh workers will be present at the venue during the launch as part of show of strength of the party.
The Yatra will cover 7,500 km in 75 days, touching all 224 Assembly constituencies. While B. S Yeddyurappa will be present in the Yatra for all 75 days, the party has formed a team of leaders who will attend rallies in the districts, it is learnt. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the yatra on its concluding day in Bengaluru on January 28.
The responsibility for the Bengaluru rally has been entrusted to former Deputy CM R. Ashok. A specially designed ratha, built at a cost of Rs one crore will be the lead vehicle during the yatra.