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Poonam Mahajan launches BJP’s Bharat Jodo Abhiyan in Delhi

The three-week long campaign aims to connect with youths across the country.

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2017 15:03 IST
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oonam Mahajan handed over the national flag to youth leaders of Delhi BJP and other states in the presence of union ministers Ananth Kumar, Kirren Rijiju, Babul Supriyo and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.(HT Photo)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Delhi has planned a three-week long mass campaign to connect with youths with national flag as its central theme. The first programme — which is part of ‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ — was held on Wednesday evening at Vijay Chowk on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president and Lok Sabha member from Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan handed over the national flag to youth leaders of Delhi BJP and other states in the presence of union ministers Ananth Kumar, Kirren Rijiju, Babul Supriyo and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

Speaking at the event, Mahajan urged youth workers to replicate similar events in their respective districts to ‘spread the ethos of ‘Bharat Jodo’.

“Just as the Quit India movement was a watershed moment in the history of Indian Struggle for Independence, ‘Bharat Jodo Abhiyan’ will be a landmark in bringing the youth together in the nation building process,” said Mahajan.

Retired military personnel, OROP beneficiaries and war widows were also felicitated at the event.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said all Lok Sabha MPs, MLAs, office bearers, and workers will go to their respective areas across the city holding the tricolour.

“Lok Sabha MPs will lead the march in their respective constituencies. We will also appeal residents of the city to hoist the flag at their houses. During the campaign, BJP workers will carry out various activities to celebrate nationalism,” he said.

Sources in the party said the event had been planned on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions. On August 16, the Delhi BJP will kick start its 15-day ‘Tiranga yatra’ to instil nationalism in young population.

“The idea is to create a ‘New India’, unified in the quest for development and equality for all, at the center of India’s development agenda. The campaign is also against divisive forces within the nation,” said Impreet Singh Bakshi, vice president of Delhi BJP’s youth wing.

First Published: Aug 10, 2017 15:03 IST