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BJP Launches Yatra Against 'Anti-Hindu' Policies of Congress government in Karnataka

BJP had, on Friday, launched its 14-day 'protect Bengaluru' march here, with a call to save the city from Congress' "misrule." Earlier, it had organised a state-wide 85-day "Parivarthana Yatre" (rally for the change) that concluded on February 4.

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Updated:March 3, 2018, 9:15 PM IST
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BJP Launches Yatra Against 'Anti-Hindu' Policies of Congress government in Karnataka
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Bengaluru: BJP, eyeing to capture power in Karnataka, on Saturday launched a four-day yatra in communally sensitive coastal and Malnad region, aimed at creating awareness about the Congress governments "anti-Hindu policies".

The four-day Jana Suraksha Yatre (protection of people rally) with a call Mangaluru Chalo was kicked off simultaneously from Kushalnagar and Ankola. It would converge in Mangaluru on March 6, where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to address a rally, the party said.

BJP had, on Friday, launched its 14-day 'protect Bengaluru' march here, with a call to save the city from Congress' "misrule." Earlier, it had organised a state-wide 85-day "Parivarthana Yatre" (rally for the change) that concluded on February 4.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off the Jana Suraksha Yatre that will be lead by Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde and MP Shobha Karandlaje from Ankola. In Kushalnagar, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda kicked off the yatra led by MPs Nalin Kumar Kateel and Pratap Simha.

We have lost our 23 karyakarthas in last four-and-a-half years of Tughlaqi Congress rule in the state. To create an awareness about CM's anti Hindu policies, we will embark on a 4 days Jana Suraksha Yatre, starting from Ankola and Kushalnagara from today, the state BJP said in a tweet.

Speaking in Ankola, Hegde hit out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his government, holding them responsible for criminal activities and the alleged murders of BJP activists. He said, "I would like to say to Siddaramaiah that in one or two months there will be elections, you are not fit to sit in the chair (as Chief Minister) even for one month, step down immediately get down."

Meanwhile, BJP state President Yeddyurappa and Union Minister Ananth Kumar, among others, participated in 'Bengaluru Rakshisi Padayatre' that will will criss-cross the city till March 15.

The 85-day "Parivarthana Yatre" had criss-crossed all 224 assembly constituencies in the state and virtually sounded the bugle for the assembly polls expected to held in April/May. BJP, which had ruled Karnataka from 2008-13, has been eyeing to return to power in the coming polls and has declared Yeddyurappa as its chief ministerial candidate.

Yeddyurappa was credited with leading the BJP to form its first-ever government in the south in 2008.

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| Edited by: Tarun Bhardwaj
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