Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Monday launched
the `Sardar Sandesh Yatra` from Bardoli town of south Gujarat
as part of the campaign for the state elections, scheduled
in December 2012.
The yatra was flagged in the presence of the state
Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, Leader of Opposition
Shaktisinh Gohil and former Union Minister and 2012 Campaign
Committee chief Shankarsinh Vaghela.
The Congress had last week announced to take out Sardar
Sandesh Yatras from six different places in the state, which
would culminate at Anand on January 13.
Today`s yatra was led by Union Minister of State for
Roads and Transport Tushar Chaudhury.
"Five-star Sadbhavana fasts by Gujarat chief minister
Narendra Modi will not yield results. If you want results, you
should stop the tears from the eyes of poor people, give water
and electricity to farmers and jobs to unemployed," Modhwadia
said referring to Modi`s Sadbhavana fasts.
Modhwadia also accused the Modi government of being
Vaghela called upon Modi and BJP to get ready for the
2012 elections and said that wind of changes would blow in
Gujarat this time.
"Under this state government, basic amenities like
water, education, medical facilities have gone out of reach of
poor people of the state," Vaghela alleged.
Other yatras will be flagged off from Somnath, Porbandar,
Mansa, including two from the city itself from tomorrow.
Congress leaders comprising Modhwadia, Vaghela, Gohil,
former state president Siddarth Patel, former deputy-chief
minister Narhari Amin and Union Minster Tushar Chaudhury will
lead different yatras.