Amit Shah to begin 15-day nationwide 'Vistaar Yatra' from Naxalbari in West Bengal

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will commence a 15-day 'Vistaar Yatra' (party expansion tour) from Tuesday from Naxalbari in West Bengal, the party announced on Monday.

IANS April 24, 2017 21:47:33 IST
Amit Shah to begin 15-day nationwide 'Vistaar Yatra' from Naxalbari in West Bengal

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will commence a 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) from Tuesday from Naxalbari in West Bengal, the party announced on Monday.

Amit Shah to begin 15day nationwide Vistaar Yatra from Naxalbari in West Bengal

Amit Shah with BJP supporters. PTI

Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters here, Union Minister Smriti Irani said that Shah would commence his yatra from Naxalbari booth number 93, and would touch base with party workers, people from all sections of society, panchayat representatives and the local intelligentsia.

"Our party President is of the opinion that when we do any organisational work and put forth our expectation of workers, it is incumbent upon the leadership to lead by example," Irani said.

Apart from Bengal, Shah will cover the states of Odisha, Telangana, Gujarat and Lakshadweep during his 15-day tour.

She said that 3.68 lakh BJP workers across the country had volunteered to take part in the "Deen Dayal Vistaar Yojana" for 15 days, "leaving all your political and personal obligations behind and dedicate full time to organisational activities and expansion".

"Our party chief is carrying the Prime Minister's message of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' and the message of 'garib kalyan' (welfare of poor) to a booth historically known to ask through violence uprooting of the Indian state and Constitution," Irani said.

On the reason for choosing Bengal to commence the expansion tour, Irani said that in Bengal, the "BJP workers are facing violence and hardship and he (Shah) wants to stand up with them".

She said that besides Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu were the other areas of focus for the party's expansion.

Taking a dig at the Congress, Irani said on the one hand there is a party "going through a crisis whose workers are looking out for its leader, while on the other hand, there is a party (BJP) which is winning election after election but not relying on its past glories and paving its way for future".

"And to pave the way for future, our party President is connecting with the party workers at the booth level to expand the party's base," she said.

Updated Date:

also read

BJP's Amit Shah to address public meeting in Telangana to mark the end of 'padayatra'
Politics

BJP's Amit Shah to address public meeting in Telangana to mark the end of 'padayatra'

The home minister's public meeting assumes political significance as BJP is making a bid to emerge as an alterantive to the ruling TRS in next year's Assembly elections in the state

Amit Shah embarks on two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh
Politics

Amit Shah embarks on two-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh

On his first day, the home minister is slated to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission at Narottam Nagar in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district on Saturday

Amit Shah reviews security and logistics arrangement for Amarnath Yatra
India

Amit Shah reviews security and logistics arrangement for Amarnath Yatra

While the Amarnath Yatra could not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, about three lakh pilgrims are likely to take part in the 'yatra', this year, which is expected to end on 11 August