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After Rahul’s Mahayatra, Now BJP to Have ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in UP

‘Parivartan Yatras’ will culminate with a ‘Parivartan Sabha’ on the eve of 92nd birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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With the 2017 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh approaching, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it will launch four 'Parivartan Yatras' next month from Saharanpur, Lalitpur, Sonebhadra and Ballia.

BJP National President Amit Shah will flag-off the yatras, during which party's senior national and state leaders will remain present, a senior party leader said, adding the yatra will culminate with a 'Parivartan Sabha' in Lucknow on 24 December.

‘Parivartan Yatras’ which will begin from 5 November, will culminate with a ‘Parivartan Sabha’ in Lucknow on the eve of 92nd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 24 December.
Keshav Prasad Maurya, BJP state president
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First yatra will start from Saharanpur on 5 November, second from Lalitpur on 6 November, third from Sonebhadra on 8 November and fourth from Ballia on 9 November, Maurya said, adding BJP national president Amit Shah, senior national and state ministers will remain present at the start of all the yatras.

He said the party will soon organise a meeting of backward caste community members in two Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh during a joint press briefing of Defence Ministry and External Affairs Ministry on Thursday, 29 September 2016. (Photo: PTI)
DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh during a joint press briefing of Defence Ministry and External Affairs Ministry on Thursday, 29 September 2016. (Photo: PTI)

Surgical Strikes Boost BJP's Chances

Surgical strikes have boosted BJP's prospects in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections as the "political will" shown by the Modi government on the issue will resonate among the people, a top party leader said.

National security will "obviously" be a poll plank, he said, underlining the "political will" shown by the Modi government in asking the army to cross the LoC to hit terrorist launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

"Development and national security are definitely issues. Who did take this decision (of surgical strikes)? It is this government that showed the political will of crossing the border. The army carried this out but the decision was of the government," said the leader, who did not want to be named, in an informal interaction with reporters.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to lead in the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh. According to the India Today-Axis Opinion Poll, the party will win 170 to 183 seats.

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