Friday, July 8th, 2016

To woo the electorate Akhilesh Yadav plans Samajwadi Rath Yatra

Narada Desk | July 8, 2016 1:33 pm Print
In its bid to regain power in the state that goes to the polls in 2017, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will soon set on a Samajwadi Rath Yatra to woo the electorate
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav talks to press after a cabinet meeting in Lucknow, on June 23, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will set out on a ‘Samajwadi Rath Yatra’ across the state in September as part of his party’s re-election bid next year.

The ‘chariot ride’, which he will take in a special van, would allow Akhilesh to make mass contact with people in all parts of the state and highlight the achievements of the government, a Samajwadi Party (SP) strategist said .¬†Assembly elections are due in the state early next year.

The entire programme is being chalked out by a young team of party leaders that is coordinating with the chief minister’s secretariat for dates and other logistical support, including security.

A meeting of the party’s youth wing has been convened on July 13-14, which, other than taking stock of party’s preparedness for the polls at the booth level, will also decide the route of the ‘Samajwadi Rath Yatra’.

Akhilesh had also held a state-wide ‘rath yatra’ ahead of 2012 assembly elections in which his party had won a clear majority, enabling him to become the youngest chief minister of the state.