Rajasthan News

Congress to launch ‘Sandesh Yatra’ against BJP’s ‘Suraaj Sankalp Yatra’

by RajasthanDirect
Mar 25, 2013

Eying a second term in office, the ruling Congress on Sunday announced to launch a ‘Sandesh Yatra’ in poll-bound Rajasthan for establishing a connect with the people in all 200 Assembly consituencies. The campaign is also touted as a move to counter BJP state chief Vasundhara Raje’s ‘Suraaj Sankalp Yatra’, which is scheduled from April 4, 2013.

Assembly elections are due in the state later this year. “The Yatra will begin on March 30, 2013 and will covering all the 200 assembly constituencies by June 30 in different phases,” party’s state chief Chandrabhan said in Jaipur on Sunday. He said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot himself, besides Rajasthan in-charge of party affairs Mukul Wasnik and other senior office bearers and party workers will participate in public meetings.

Congress top-brass leaders like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi are also likely to attend the meetings, he added. When asked whether the Yatra was planned to counter Raje’s campaign, he said such political drives are “not a patent” and in democracy, these events should be hold to inform public. “Raje’s Yatra aims at gaining power only, whereas the Congress’s campaign will disseminate among people various pro-people decision and programmes of the state government,” he said.

src: IBNLive

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