Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kalraj Mishra, who is leading the Parivartan Yatra said that the main aim of the yatra was to defeat the ruling Samajwadi Party in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the State.
Addressing a press conference in Rae Bareli on Wednesday, he said the Samajwadi Party led state government was constituted with the help of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs, who defected to the ruling combine.
Launching a broadside against the Mulayam Singh Yadav government, the former UP minister said that there was no law and order in the State and the government was fairly responsible for the communal disturbances in various parts of the State.
Mishra said that both the farmers and the people were fed up with the ruling alliance and they wanted a change in the government.
On the black-marketing of fertilisers, he said farmers were not getting DAP and urea even after paying Rs 400 to Rs 500.
Mishra said he was in-charge of the Awadh Prant, comprising 60 Assembly constituencies for the 'Parivartan Yatra', which started on February 1.
At least 150 partymen accompanied him from Rae Bareli to Bahadurpur in the Amethi constituency. Prominent among those who accompanied him included State BJP general secretary Vindhywasini and Ram Shankar Verma.