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BJYM to launch `Rastriya Ekta Yatra`

Last Updated: Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 21:00

New Delhi: Taking to the streets on the
issue of UPA`s "failure" in tackling challenges like terrorism
and corruption, BJP`s youth wing BJYM will launch a 15-day
`yatra` in Kolkata next month which will criss-cross 11 states
before culminating at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day.

Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha president Anurag Thakur said
the `Rastriya Ekta Yatra` will be launched in Kolkata on
January 12, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, and will come
to an end on January 26 by hoisting the national tri-colour at
historic Lal Chowk.
He said the yatra is being organised to "expose" UPA`s
"abject failure" in addressing key challenges facing the
nation like Kasmir issue, terrorism, price rise, corruption
and Naxal problem.

The yatra will pass through 11 states including West
Bengal, Bihar, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab and will
cover nearly 3,100 kilometres. Thirty-two major rallies and
150 small rallies will be organised in the course of the

"We are carrying out the yatra to expose the UPA
government`s failure in every front -- be it Kashmir problem
or other key challenges facing the country like terrorism,
Naxal problem, prise rise and corruption," he said.

Alleging that UPA`s "soft approach" was responsible for
deteriorating law and order situation in Kashmir, the BJYM
leader said all political parties should rise above partisan
politics while government should come down hard on the
"Our Parliament had passed a unanimous resolution to take
back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Time has now come for the
government to honour the resolution," he said, also opposing
any dilution in Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

Thakur said all the top leaders of the party are likely
to participate in the yatra.

Slamming the UPA government for failing to check
"widespread corruption", Thakur reiterated the Opposition
demand for setting up of a JPC to probe the 2G spectrum scam.

The youth BJP leader also attacked Congress General
Secretaries Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh accusing them of
trying to disturb the communal harmony in the country.

Thakur criticised Singh for his statement on slain Mumbai
ATS chief Hemant Karkare and came down hard on Gandhi for his
remarks that radicalised Hindu groups could pose a "bigger
threat" to India than the LeT.

"Both of them are trying to disturb the communal
harmony. These kinds of remarks have potential to disintegrate
the country," he said.


First Published: Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 21:00
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