The BJP, which has launched an aggressive poll campaign in West Bengal, is all set to take out Rath Yatras with a message of “parivartan” (change) in the state ahead of the elections, sources said. The party will take out five Rath Yatras that will cover all 294 Assembly constituencies, starting February.
The decision was taken at a meeting held in New Delhi on Friday in which Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP chief J.P. Nadda discussed the party’s campaign strategy with leaders in charge of West Bengal, including general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, joint general secretary Shiv Prakash and state party president Dilip Ghosh, among others.
“The party will be taking out five Rath Yatras that will touch 294 constituencies of West Bengal in February. Party’s senior leaders at the national level will be leading it. It will be designed in such a way that one leader who begins the yatra on a Monday will stay throughout the week. The details of the routes, etc will be worked out soon,” said a party source With the leaders discussing and finalising various programmes during their three-hour meeting, the party’s main theme would be “parivartan”, said the source.