BJP now announces `jal yatras` in UP

BJP announced that it would hold a series of agitations, including `jal yatras`, ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.

Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 19:54 PM IST

Kushinagar: In the midst of its two `Jan
Swabhiman Yatras` in Uttar Pradesh, BJP on day announced that
it would hold a series of agitations, including `jal yatras`,
ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.

During the two-day working committee meeting of the
party`s state unit, it was decided to take out jal yatras,
highlighting issues related to rivers, led by senior leader
Uma Bharati, BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.

The dates for jal yatras will be finalised later, he
added.

State BJP chief Surya Pratap Shahi will start `ghera
dalo dera dalo` campaign from November 15 to November 25 to
highlight problems plaguing farmers.

"During the agitation, demonstrations will be held at
block level," Pathak said.

Between December 1 and December 15, a `Save UP` campaign
will be launched in which public meetings will be organised in
all assembly segments.

The spokesman said that on the occasion of birthday of
veteran leader Atal Behari Vajpayee on December 25, a massive
rally would be organised in Lucknow to be attended party
president Nitin Gadkari and L K Advani among others.

He said the second phase of two yatras led by Kalraj
Mishra and Rajnath Singh respectively would start from
November 9, which will culminate at Ayodhya on November 17.

PTI