In poll bound Chhattisgarh, opposition BJP is all set to flag off a ‘Parivartan Yatra’, in an attempt to reach out to the masses to dethrone the ruling Congress in upcoming election.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to flag off the ‘Parivartan Yatra’ from tribal district of Dantewada on Sept 12. With this, the saffron party hopes to mobilize public support for the party in the tribal dominated Bastar region with 12 assembly seats, in favour of BJP. Amit Shah would offer prayers at the Maa Danteshwari temple before green signalling the Parivartan Yatra.
While this Parivartan Yatra is to cover a distance of over 1700 kms in the next 16 days, the party has planned for yet another Parivartan Yatra from Jashpur (north Chhattisgarh) which would be flagged off by party chief JP Nadda on Sept 16. Nadda would first, says the party sources, pay obeisance to the Maa Khudia Rani temple in Jashpur.
Political analysts view these two Partivartan Yatras as BJP being convinced that in both of the regions, that is North and South of Chhattisgarh, the party can mobilize support for itself. It also means, they opine, that the BJP senses some weakness in the ruling Congress in being able to retain seats in these two regions for upcoming poll.
The question of security for the two Parivartan Yatras has also become politicized in the poll season. This as the BJP has submitted to the state authorities for ensuring elaborate security arrangements to prevent target killing. The ruling Congress reacted vehemently to this submission and reiterated that all political events will be accorded proper security even though the same was not extended to the Congress Partivartan Yatra that was targeted by naxals in Jhiram Ghati that led to killing of multiple top state level leaders.