It is yatra galore in Uttar Pradesh as major political parties vie with each other to catch the voters' eyes ahead of the crucial Assembly elections due early near year.
With ruling Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Sandesh Yatra already criss-crossing the state and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi traversing from Deoria to Delhi to woo farmers through his Kisan Yatra, BJP today unfolded plans to take out four 'parivrtan yatras" beginning November 5 from different parts of the state.
"The Parivartan yatras which start from November 5 will culminate with a 'parivartan sabha' in Lucknow on the eve of 92nd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on December 24," state BJP chief Keshav Prasad said.
The yatras will start from Saharanpur, Lalitpur, Sonebhadra and Ballia and cover all parts of the state. They will be flagged off by senior BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah.
After the culmination of his Kisan Yatra in two phases, the Congress Vice President has planned "Rahul Sandesh Yatra".
It is a "massive" 'jan jagaran abhiyan' (public awareness campaign) to reach out to farmers, a local Congress leader said.
During his 25-day march from Deoria in eastern UP, the Congress leader connected with around 25,000 households per block in a do-or-die effort to regain lost moorings in state politics.
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