With eyes on Uttar Pradesh polls, parties woo public with yatras
The entire month of August was in the name of yatras, where parties such as the ruling BJP, the Samajwadi Party and the Congress have started preparing their political pitch through these visits.
Various political parties have virtually launched their election campaigns through Jan Ashirwad Yatra, Cycle Yatra and Dalit Swabhiman Yatra to in the run up to the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
The entire month of August was in the name of yatras, where parties such as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal Opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress have started preparing their political pitch through these visits.
BJP’S JAN AASHIRWAD YATRA
The BJP’s Jan Aashirwad Yatra began from different places across Uttar Pradesh in August. The yatra covered more than 3,500 km, through three dozen Lok Sabha and 120 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.
CONGRESS’S DALIT SWABHIMAN YATRA
On the other hand, the Congress started its journey in UP through Dalit Swabhiman Yatra, accusing the BJP government of neglecting the Dalit community in Uttar Pradesh.
This yatra was taken out on the day (August 29) BR Ambedkar was made the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee. Born in a Dalit family, Ambedkar chaired the committee that drafted the Constitution and came to be known as the “Father of Indian Constitution”.
SAMAJWADI PARTY’S CYCLE YATRA
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav launched a Rath Yatra from Barabanki and Unnao after which party’s Cycle Yatra was taken out on August 5 in Uttar Pradesh.
The Samajwadi Party launched another political tour called the “Kisan Naujawan Patel Yatra” from Mahmudabad in Sitapur on Sunday. Several party leaders including UP unit president Naresh Uttam and the Leader of Opposition in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Ram Govind Chaudhary participated in the yatra.
Naresh Uttam alleged that the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh was completely indifferent towards the farmers and their benefits.
“The Samajwadi Party is a party of farmers, labourers and youth. The government is completely indifferent towards the farmers and their benefits. The youth and small traders are all set to change the government in the coming assembly election, who will answer the BJP with their electoral power”, he said.
ALLIES OF SAMAJWADI PARTY
Similarly, Mahan Dal, who is part of the Samajwadi Party-led alliance in Uttar Pradesh, organised Jan Aakrosh rally from Pilibhit to Etawah, in which party president Keshav Dev Maurya targeted the BJP. Speaking at the rally, Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav called Keshav Maurya “Keshav of Kaliyug”.
Another ally of the Samajwadi Party, the Janwadi Party (Socialist) leader Sanjay Chauhan launched “BJP Hatao Pradesh Bachao Yatra” from Ballia. The yatra will end in Ayodhya on August 31.
At the same time, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) took out Nyay Yatra (justice tour) from Saharanpur to Agra in western Uttar Pradesh.
Courtesy : India Today
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