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BJP rallies 50,000 youth to arrive in Jammu for flag hoisting

BJP on Saturday claimed more than 50,000 youths will arrive in Jammu to proceed with the 'Rashtriya Ekta Yatra', which will culminate on Republic Day after hoisting of the tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2011 12:02 AM IST

BJP on Saturday claimed more than 50,000 youths will arrive in Jammu to proceed with the 'Rashtriya Ekta Yatra', which will culminate on Republic Day after hoisting of the tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk.

"More than 50,000 youth of the country are reaching Jammu on January 25 and would proceed to Kashmir to hoist the tricolour in the Valley and no force on earth can stop us from doing so," state BJP President Shamsher Singh Manhas told reporters in Jammu on Saturday.

"Any misadventure envisaged by the state government would be thwarted and state BJP would see that tricolour unfurls at Lal Chowk," he said.

He also accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is opposing the BJP's plan, of having "strong separatist leaning". His views were supported by national executive member Nirmal Singh and MLA Ashok Khajuria, who said the party is firm to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk.

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