Advani Yatra to touch 16 districts in MP
FORMER BJP president LK Advani would pass through 16 districts of the state during his Bharat Suraksha Yatra?s Madhya Pradesh lap. He would spend 85 hours in the state and have night stay at four places while covering 1000 kilometers and passing through 12 Lok Sabha constituencies and 46 State Assembly constituencies.india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 22:29 IST
FORMER BJP president LK Advani would pass through 16 districts of the state during his Bharat Suraksha Yatra’s Madhya Pradesh lap. He would spend 85 hours in the state and have night stay at four places while covering 1000 kilometers and passing through 12 Lok Sabha constituencies and 46 State Assembly constituencies.
Giving detailed information about Advani’s yatra, the senior BJP leader and MP-in-charge of yatra Vikram Verma said at a press conference that the yatra was necessitated because of the Congress led UPA government’s policies that threatened to divide the nation on communal lines and give a boost to the morale of terrorists and secessionist forces.
He said the UPA government repealed POTA and now there was no law in the country to effectively deal with terrorism. Illegal migrants from Bangladesh were living in the country with impunity, while the naxalites were planning to build a corridor from Kathmandu to Kochi.
He said there was also an attempt to build up a third Islamic nation within the country, while two neighbouring Islamic nations already existed. By ordering personnel count in Army on community lines, which had never been witnessed earlier, the UPA government had demoralised the Army. He said LK Advani would highlight these issues and several other issues concerning the nation during the yatra.
In reply to a question, he said Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not upset with the yatra. Rather he had given his consent to the same.
He said it was wrong to say that Advani was taking out the yatra to restore his image. He already enjoyed a towering personality besides being the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.
Giving further information about yatra he said the districts through which the yatra would pass include Shahdol, Umria, Katni, Jabalpur, Narsimhapur, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Raisen, Bhopal, Dewas, Indore, Ujjain, Dhar, Ratlam, Mandsaur and Neemuch. Advani would enter the state via Shahdol on April 25.
He said the district headquarters where he would have night stay include Jabalpur on April 25, Hoshangabad on April 26, Indore on April 27 and Mandsaur on April 28. He would leave the state for two days on April 29 and 30 for electioneering in the polls bound states. He would come back to Neemuch on May 1 before leaving the state via Nayagaon.
First Published: Apr 09, 2006 22:29 IST