BJP plans mega bike rally to B'luru for yatra launch on Nov 2

BJP plans mega bike rally to B'luru for yatra launch on Nov 2
Six BJP workers on three motorcycles from each of the 27,000 polling booths in southern Karnataka will arrive at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) grounds here, to be present at the launch of the party’s Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthan Yatra on November 2.

Speaking to reporters after participating in the Bhoomi Pooja at the grounds near BIEC from where the yatra is going to be launched, BJP national general secretary in-charge of Karnataka P Muralidhar Rao said that as many as 1.6 lakh workers will arrive on bikes from South Karnataka districts to be present on Day 1 of the yatra. The yatra will be launched by BJP national president Amit Shah.

When it was pointed out that the BJP’s bike rally to Mangaluru seeking the resignation of minister B Ramanath Rai had failed as the Congress government imposed ban on arrival of workers on bikes, Rao said, “I do not agree that the bike rally to Mangaluru failed. It was a great success as thousands of workers took out a rally inspite of the ban. I do not think the government will venture to do any sort of mis-adventure now”.

He said the BJP has planned the participation of several leaders including Union ministers at various places as the yatra cross-crosses all the 224 Assembly constituencies. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to launch the second leg of the yatra for North Karnataka districts at Hubballi on November 17.
Rao said the BJP is planning to expose “one scam after another” of the Congress government during the 75-day yatra at regular intervals.

Two MLAs to join BJP

According to BJP sources, Congress MLA from Channapatna in Ramanagaram district C P Yogeeshwara and Kudachi MLA P Rajeev of the BSR Congress will be joining the BJP on November 2 in the presence of Shah.

Yadav arrives

BJP national joint general secretary (Organisation) Shivaprakash Yadav arrived in the state on Sunday on a three-day visit.

Yadav, who is said to be close to Shah, held meetings with party functionaries in Mangaluru on Sunday. He will taking stock of the preparations for the yatra and also the state of affairs in the Karnataka BJP.

Yadav will meet party functionaries in Mysuru on Monday and in Bengaluru on Tuesday, the sources added.
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