BJP to launch Border Drashan yatra

BJP will undertake a `Border Darshan` yatra which will cover 13 spots including Uri, Chushul, Tawang and Nathu-La, aimed at drawing attention to "the dangers at India`s frontiers".

Updated: May 12, 2011, 23:00 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP will undertake a `Border
Darshan` yatra which will cover 13 spots including Uri,
Chushul, Tawang and Nathu-La, aimed at drawing attention to
"the dangers at India`s frontiers".

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay, who has taken this
initiative, said the campaign will be flagged off on May 14 by
senior party leader L K Advani from his residence. The first
destination is Munsiyari, followed by Nathu La, Moirang
(Manipur), Tawang, Port Blair, Lakshdweep, Okha, Jaisalmer,
Lahaul and Spiti.
Bara Hoti (Uttarakhand), Uri, Chushul and Dehradun will
be covered early next year. The campaign will end in Dehradun
on April 17, 2012.

"We want the youth of this country to become aware of
the dangers lurking at our borders," Vijay told reporters at a
curtain-raiser programme.

The aim is also to create awareness about the border
disputes and issues related to them.

Vijay made a special mention of the 1994 unanimous
resolution in Parliament that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)
is also a part of India and Pakistan should vacate it.

Advani said Kashmir being an integral part of India is
one of the core beliefs of the BJP since its inception and Jan
Sangh`s founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee- in whose memory this
campaign is being organised- laid down his life for the cause.

"We will never reconcile to any attempt to turn the
clock back in the name of autonomy of the state," he warned.
Advani maintained that for the Jan Sangh- which is
BJP`s pre-Emergency avataar- the security of the nation and
the cause of the soldier were a motto.

"Good governance and security are crucial for a
government," he said.

Advani himself will visit Chushul and Port Blair
during this campaign. Party President Nitin Gadkari will also
visit two of the 13 destinations.

Vijay claimed that the campaign had got an
over-whelming response on Facebook and Twitter with some
66,000 people pledging support to it on the former site.

PTI