Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Madurai on Friday ahead of the commencement of the BJP’s six-month-long ‘En Mann, En Makkal’ (My Land, My People) padayatra in the State’s Rameswaram town.
The yatra comes ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election and seeks a decisive mandate to re-elect party leader Narendra Modi to a third term as Prime Minister. The padayatra, which will begin in Rameswaram, seeks to reach all 234 assembly constituencies across the state and is expected to culminate on January 11 next year, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, according to BJP Tamil Nadu President K Annamalai, who will lead the yatra.
Later today, Shah will kick off the inauguration ceremony at the ground outside the Rameswaram bus terminal.
“Leaving for Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Today will flag off the “En Mann En Makkal” (My Land My People) Padyatra organised by @BJP4TamilNadu, which will carry the message of change, set forth by PM @narendramodi Ji, to every constituency of the state,” Shah had posted ahead of his arrival in the southern state.
“This Yatra ‘My Soil My People’… All of us are embarking on a long journey for 168 days across 234 constituencies, meeting beneficiaries interacting with them and taking their good wishes for PM Modi…” Annamalai said.