BJP launches Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra in Punjab ahead of assembly election
The yatra will cover different parts of the state, including the 23 constituencies, before concluding in Amritsar on January 8
Ahead of assembly election in Punjab, BJP launched its Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra, kick-starting the party’s election campaign in the state.
The yatra is set to cover different parts of the state, including the 23 constituencies, before concluding in Amritsar on January 8.
The eight-day campaign was started by the BJP state president Vijay Sampla from from Hussainiwala, and Union Finance Mnister Arun Jaitley is likely to address the yathra on Jan 8 in Amritsar.
Addressing a gathering of party workers, Sampla said that only Congress is in competition with the alliance in the state, while AAP was nowhere in competition.
“Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country is fighting a battle for economic freedom. The Congress is a party which bred and nurtured English culture in the country,” , Sampla was quoted by The Indian Express as saying.
“While the BJP is working to transform the nation into a soney ki chidia, the English Congress is trying hard to convert the country into Sonia Ki Chidia,” he added.
He also said the bane of corruption, unemployment, poverty and black money has been bestowed upon the nation by the Congress.
Meanwhile, reports said BJP may yet take another week to reach consensus over its candidates for the assembly election while the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have already announced majority of their nominees.
“All is not well within the state BJP leadership. A group opposed to state party president Vijay Sampla has decided to convey its ‘inputs’ for various nominees ‘directly’ to the party high command, which could delay the announcement of candidates,” party sources quoted by Hindustan Times as saying.
However, Sampla ruled out any differences among state party leaders, saying the party has finalised the names and forwarded a panel of candidates to the party high command.