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Eyeing UP polls, SP launches Rath Yatra

Ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party on Monday started Kranti Rath Yatra to garner people's support to oust the BSP government in the state.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2011 21:07 IST

Ahead of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party on Monday started Kranti Rath Yatra to garner people's support to oust the BSP government in the state.

The first phase of the yatra, led by state SP president Akhilesh Yadav, was flagged off by senior leader Azam Khan in the presence of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and general secretary Mohan Singh at the party headquarters here.

Akhilesh said the yatra would take policies and programmes of the party to youths, farmers and labourers and would try to garner people's support to get rid of the "corrupt and dictatorial" BSP government in the state.

"Every section of the society is fed up with the present government which is busy in installing statues and is paying no attention to problems of the people," he said.

During his three-month-long rath and cycle yatra across the state, Akhilesh would also protest against caste and communal politics, a party spokesman said.

He said a large number of party leaders, workers and members of SP's youth wing would participate in the yatra.

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