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Rajasthan: INDIA bloc members should apologise for insult to Sanatan Dharma, says Rajnath Singh

The 'Parivartan Yatra' will pass through 51 constituencies of the Jodhpur division, Nagaur and Ajmer, covering a distance of 2,574 km in 18 days.

Updated on: September 04, 2023 14:54 IST
Rajnath Singh, Rajasthan
Image Source : FILE Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Parivartan Sankalp Yatra: The third phase of the BJP's 'Parivartan Yatra' was flagged off from poll-bound Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district will be flagged off by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. Assembly elections are due in Rajasthan later this year.

According to BJP, the 'Parivartan Yatra' will pass through 51 constituencies of the Jodhpur division, Nagaur and Ajmer, covering a distance of 2,574 km in 18 days. The yatra will culminate in Jodhpur on 21 September.

The yatra will cover 33 constituencies in six districts of the Jodhpur division -- Jaisalmer, Barmer, Sirohi, Jalore, Pali and Jodhpur. It will also pass through 10 constituencies of Nagaur district and eight constituencies of Ajmer district. The BJP said that during the yatra, 45 public meetings will be held and the final one will be held here on September 21.

I.N.D.I.A. alliance should apologise

Addressing the gathering in Jaisalmer, the Defence Minister hit out at the opposition over DMK leader Udhayanidhi Stalin's comments on Sanatan Dharma, asking why Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Ashok Gehlot are "silent" on the issue.

"They are attacking Sanatana Dharma. DMK has attacked Sanatana Dharma and Congress is quiet on it. I want to ask CM Gehlot why he didn't say anything. Why is Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi or Kharge not speaking anything? Why don't they clarify what they think about the Sanatana Dharma... Sanatana Dharma cannot be seen as limited to prayers... Sanatana Dharma gives the message of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and it considers the whole world as one family. The DMK leader should be asked if he has a clarification regarding his statement. The INDIA alliance should apologise otherwise the nation won't forgive," he said.

He further said that the situation is such that the Chief Minister of Rajasthan is in the driver's seat, the clutch is pressed by someone else and the accelerator is being pressed by someone else.

Talking about the Centre's initiatives, Singh said broadband through optical fibre has reached more than 2.5 lakh panchayats today. "Under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, 11 crore people are being provided financial assistance," he said at Parivartan Sankalp Yatra in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

"The world's big investment firms and survey agencies are continuously publishing such reports in which they are looking at India from a very positive perspective. Recently, a survey report has come in which almost half of the citizens of 23 countries looked at India with great hope... In 2014, when our government was formed, India was at the 10th position in terms of economy, in nine years we jumped to the 5th spot... India will be among the top three economies of the world by 2027," he added.


Yatra will mark the end of the Ashok Gehlot-led government

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched the second  'Parivartan Sankalp Yatra' from Beneshwar Dham in Dungarpur. Addressing a public meeting in Dungarpur, Shah said that when the Yatra will conclude after traversing through Rajasthan, it will mark the end of the Ashok Gehlot-led government.

BJP's Parivartan Sankalp Yatras 

The party will launch a total of four yatras from different locations and each yatra will be inaugurated by a central leader, covering all 200 assembly constituencies. The Yatra which began on September 2, will culminate with a mega public address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 25 in Jaipur.

The first yatra was flagged off by  BJP national president  JP Nadda from Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. This yatra has been launched by the state BJP on various issues against the Congress government in the state.

The fourth Yatra is scheduled to start from Gogamedi, Hanumangarh, and will be flagged off by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.

Former BJP CM Vasundhara Raje, Union Ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, party state president, CP Joshi, and Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Sateyndra Poonia will also take part in the programmes.

The four yatras will traverse through all 200 assembly constituencies under which Kisan chaupal, motorcycle rallies, meeting of women, Dalit chaupals will be organised to seek votes for the party.

Rajasthan is scheduled to go to the polls later this year with the BJP and the incumbent Congress locked in a straight fight. In 2018 the Congress won 99 seats while the BJP won 73 seats in the 200-member house. The Congress led by Ashok Gehlot formed the government with the support of Independents and the BSP.

Also Read: Rajasthan polls: Amit Shah launches 'Parivartan Sankalp Yatra', says it will mark end of Gehlot govt

Also Read: BJP national president JP Nadda attacks Gehlot government over corruption at Rajasthan rally


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