Last updated: October 12, 2022 at 9:23 am IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch the “Gujarat Gaurav Yatra” along five different routes from Wednesday to reach the people ahead of the state assembly elections later this year. The Yatra will be unveiled by BJP President JP Nadda and Union Home Secretary Amit Shah on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
Notably, the first “Gaurav Yatra” was shut down by then-Prime Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi after the municipal unrest and before the 2002 State Assembly elections. The second “Gaurav Yatra” was organized in 2017 ahead of this year’s state elections. In 2002, the BJP won 127 of the 182 seats. In 2017, the Saffron Party won 99 seats and the opposition Congress 77.
Nadda will start the yatra on Wednesday from the temple town of Dwarka. Another route of the yatra leads from the temple town of Bahucharaji in the Mehsana district. Former Deputy CM Nitin Patel will also remain in attendance, the BJP said on Tuesday. Shah will launch the yatra on Thursday on three routes – from Sant Savaiyanath temple in Zanzarka village in Ahmedabad district, while the other two routes start from Unai Mata temple in Vansda Taluka in Navsari district.
The BJP central and state leaders will join the yatra in various places. Joining Nadda on Wednesday will be Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav, former Gujarat Prime Minister Vijay Rupani and former Minister Jawahar Chavda in Dwarka, the BJP said.
A number of Union ministers including Prahlad Singh Patel, Piyush Goyal, Mansukh Mandavia, Parshottam Rupala and Anurag Thakur to name a few will join the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra at various locations.
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