Pritam’s Parivartan Yatra to resume after rain break
‘PCC chief will address a string of public meetings’
mobilise the people against the BJP-helmed governments both at the Centre and in the state ahead of the high-stake general elections a few months away would start from January 29. Notably, inclement weather had halted the yatra led by the state Congress chief Pritam Singh in the first phase.
Releasing the programme of the yatra at the state party office on Thursday, the state Congress vice- president Surya Kant Dhasmana said that the second phase would start on January 29 from Khatima. He further said that the PCC president would lead the second phase of the yatra after offering floral tributes to the statehood activists and paying obeisance at Gurudwara Sahib Nanakmatta. He would address public meetings at Nanakmatta and Sitarganj on the day. Besides, the PCC chief would visit Kichha and Rudrapur on January 30. On January 31, he would address public meetings at Gadarpur and Bajpur and the second phase of the yatra would end at Kashipur.
The leader of the Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Indira Hridayesh and senior leader Tilak Raj Behad would accompany Singh in the second phase of the yatra, he further informed.
Dhasmana added that the PCC chief would be at Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh on January 25 where he would participate in Ganga Arti. On January 27, Singh would hold meetings at Kalsi, Vikasnagar, Herbertpur, Sahaspur and Selaqui. The Yatra would be held in five stages and it would end in Dehradun.
The state Congress leaders claimed that the yatra would play a crucial role in exposing the hollow promises peddled by the BJP across the country as well as in the state in the run-up to the crucial general election. “The party is already in high spirit over the entry of Priyanka Gandhi in national politics. The rank and file have been galvanised by it,” said a senior state Congress leader.
However, the ruling BJP had taken a jibe at the yatra before it was launched, dubbing it as a march meant for the survival of Congress’s existence in the state.
Friday, 25 January 2019 | PNS | DEHRADUN
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