Amit Shah to kick off Devendra Fadnavis' Maha Janadesh Yatra next month; Narendra Modi to attend concluding event

Amit Shah will kick-start Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' 'Maha Janadesh Yatra' next month while Narendra Modi will attend its concluding event, a party functionary said on Tuesday.

Press Trust of India July 23, 2019 16:21:06 IST
Amit Shah to kick off Devendra Fadnavis' Maha Janadesh Yatra next month; Narendra Modi to attend concluding event
  • Amit Shah will kick-start Devendra Fadnavis' 'Maha Janadesh Yatra' next month while Narendra Modi will attend its concluding event, a party functionary said

  • The chief minister's mass outreach programme comes ahead of the state Assembly polls due later this year

  • Fadnavis will be covering at least 152 out of the total 288 Assembly constituencies in the state during the nearly one-month long mass outreach programme, he said

Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah will kick-start Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' 'Maha Janadesh Yatra' next month while Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend its concluding event, a party functionary said on Tuesday.

Amit Shah to kick off Devendra Fadnavis Maha Janadesh Yatra next month Narendra Modi to attend concluding event

File image of BJP president Amit Shah. Reuters

The chief minister's mass outreach programme comes ahead of the state Assembly polls due later this year. "Union Home Minister Amit Shah will kick-start the rally on August 1 from Mozari in Amravati. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding event in Nashik, the date of which is yet to be finalised," the functionary said.

Fadnavis will be covering at least 152 out of the total 288 Assembly constituencies in the state during the nearly one-month long mass outreach programme, he said. "The chief minister will address 104 rallies and 200 small meetings during the yatra," he said.

The BJP is planning to hold the final rally in Nashik but the date has not yet been finalised, he said. "It is likely to be in August-end. Once we get a confirmation from the prime minister's office, we will be able to plan things accordingly," he said. The first phase of the yatra will be from 1 to 9 August and cover areas in Vidarbha and north Maharashtra. The second phase will be from 17 to 31 August, covering areas between Aurangabad and Nashik.

The yatra will cover a distance of 4,232 kilometre spread across 30 out of the 36 districts in the state, a party office-bearer earlier said. During the state BJP's executive meet on Sunday, Fadnavis said the yatra will not affect governance.

He asked the BJP workers to ensure its success through "micro-planning", saying more than partymen, it was important that common people attend rallies to hear him. Incidentally, Shiv Sena's youth wing chief Aaditya Thackeray has also undertaken a 'Jan Aashirwad Yatra' since 18 July across four districts of north Maharashtra to thank people for his party's success in the Lok Sabha polls held earlier this year.

The Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray, is an ally of the BJP in Maharashtra and at the Centre.

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