Parivarthana rally: BJP’s call for change in Karnataka

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Bengaluru: The opposition BJP will kickstart its election campaign on November 1 with ‘Parivarthana,’ a rally covering the 224 Assembly constituencies in the state in 70 days.
State BJP leaders and workers want the party central leadership to convince Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the rally, but the visit of the Prime Minister has not been decided yet. But party central leaders including Cabinet ministers will address the public meetings during the rally.
A top functionary of the state BJP told this newspaper that the rally will commence from November 1 and end before Makara Sankaramana (January 14, 2018).
If the Prime Minister is not able to attend, the party state leadership will request BJP National President Amit Shah to inaugurate the Parivarthana rally, said a senior leader.
The rally is intended to highlight the failures of the Congress government headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and also convince voters about the need for ‘Parivarthana’ in the 2018 Assembly elections.
The party has set itself three main agendas. Firstly, it will focus on Hindutva, secondly, on corruption and thirdly on issues concerning farmers. Some party leaders are worried about raising the issue of corruption against the Congress government as they feel it will boomerang with rivals likely to rake up the corruption cases of the previous BJP government involving its CM, B.S. Yeddyurappa.
In each Assembly constituency, public meetings will be conducted with more than 320 public meetings planned over 70 days.
During these public meetings, leaders from other parties will also get a chance to join the BJP.

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