Ahead of next year’s assembly elections in Tripura, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off BJP’s ‘Rath Yatra’ in the state on January 5. A party leader gave this information on Friday.
BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharya said that the eight-day yatra would be flagged off from Dharmanagar in North Tripura district.
Amit Shah will also hold a rally at Sabroom in South Tripura district on the same day.
BJP President JP Nadda will attend the concluding day program of the yatra on January 12.
The Rath Yatra is named as Jan Vishwas Yatra by the ruling party. The party is expected to engage around 10 lakh people during the yatra as it will cover all the 60 assembly constituencies of the state.
Bhattacharya said that there would be 200 rallies and over 100 processions to highlight the welfare activities of the central and state governments.
At least ten Union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and central leaders are expected to attend the yatra, he said.
State Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhary described the scheduled Rath Yatra as one of the biggest political programs of the ruling party ahead of next year’s assembly elections and said the party is determined to make the program a success.
He said that this Rath Yatra will end in Agartala, where Nadda, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma and former CM Biplab Kumar Deb will address a rally.