Rajnath Singh urges people to vote for BJP in record numbers


Defence Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated the ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ in the poll-bound state Karnataka.On the occasion Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi and state BJP president Nalinkumar Kateel were also present.
Earlier on Wednesday, party President JP Nadda flagged off the ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar.
However, lauding the BJP Parliamentary Board member and former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa’s contributions, the Defence Minister urged the people of Karnataka to fulfil the former BJP chief minister’s dream of achieving a clear majority in Karnataka in the upcoming state assembly polls.
“Yeddyurappaji has served the party and the state as a ‘son of the soil’ for several decades. Like PM Modi, Yeddyurappa also has the same desire that the BJP government should be formed again in Karnataka for five years so that the state can be made the number one state of South India in the next five years. Yeddyurappa ji is in most important parliamentary committee now,” he further said.
Singh further said that the party could never forget the services offered by Yediyurappa to Karnataka. The Union minister said Yediyurappa had to step down as the chief minister due to health-related issues.
Current CM of the state Basavaraj Bommai succeeded Yediyurappa as the Karnataka chief minister in July 2021. Singh also urged the people to take ‘Sankalp’ to make the BJP government in the state by a two-thirds majority.
Meanwhile, Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will also flag off two ‘Vijay Sankalp Rath Yatra’ and inaugurate various projects in his day-long visit to poll-bound Karnataka on 3 March , top sources said on Tuesday. Shah’s visit to Karnataka is crucial as Assembly Elections to the 224 seats in the state are likely to be held in May this year.
With the mission to win over 150 seats in the 224 member-Assembly seats, the ruling party is going to start its mega-election campaign.
According to a party source, BJP has planned to take out four separate yatras in Karnataka that have started from March 1 and continue for 20 days.
The four yatras start from different parts of Karnataka and after 20 days will converge at one place. The BJP also plans to hold a big rally on the concluding day of the mega campaign.
The source further said that during ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’, the party will contact and communicate with the people through road shows, public meetings and public relations campaigns.