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Khattar flags off BJP's 'Sankalp Yatra' from Gurugram


Press Trust of India Chandigarh
With little over two months left for Haryana Assembly polls, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday flagged off a 'Sankalp Yatra' from Gurugram, in which party's high-tech 'raths' will cover all the 90 assembly segments.
Each 'rath' (vehicle) of 'Sankalp Patra Sankalan Yatra' will cover five Vidhan Sabha segments and will spend three days in a segment, Khattar said in Gurugram while speaking on the occasion.
"Vidhan Sabha polls are near. Sankalp Patra (poll manifesto) will be released by the party after a few weeks. Through this Yatra, we are also seeking suggestions from public," the chief minister said.
"In all, using 18 raths we will cover all the 90 assembly segments. Each rath will cover one Vidhan Sabha in three days. A suggestion box has also been kept on the rath for the people, who can write their suggestions and drop it inside the box. We will incorporate their suggestions in our manifesto," he said.
Security, health and education will be our main agenda, Khattar said replying to a question.
From Hisar, party's state unit president Subhash Barala also flagged off the 'Sankalp Rath'.
Barala said a LED screen has also been installed on the raths through which people will be apprised about various achievements of the BJP government.
Notably, after winning all 10 seats Lok Sabha from Haryana, the BJP has drawn up a strategy to "sweep" the assembly polls in October and has set a target of winning 75 of the 90 assembly seats. Currently, the party, which for the first time formed government on its own strength in Haryana five years back, has 48 members.
A few days back, BJP working president J P Nadda also toured the state and during his two-day visit to Rohtak, he met senior party leaders and discussed the preparations ahead of the assembly polls. Nadda had lauded the Manohar Lal Khattar government, saying it provided a corruption-free dispensation and brought transparency in government jobs.
On Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his "Mann Ki Baat" monthly radio address lauding Haryana government for encouraging farmers to undertake cultivation of less water-intensive crops, Khattar said his government had appealed farmers and they responded by growing alternative crops on 50,000 hectares of land in place of paddy.
"The water issue is something which concerns all of us. We need to put in collective efforts to overcome the challenge," he said in Gurugram.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 11:45 PM IST

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