On the heels of the launch of BJP’s 'Parivarthana Yatra', Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced his 'Janashirvada Yatra' from Dec 15 to Jan 15.
The BJP Yatra was inaugurated by BJP national president Amit Shah and Congress plans to invite AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi to flag off the rally. The 'Janashirvada' Rally is going to be the second phase of the Congress Door – to – door campaign that has already been kick started. The rally is planned for one month and Chief Minister will address three public functions in one district, every day. From Chamarajanagar to Bidar, the rally will cover the length and breadth of the State, reports Kannada Prabha.
There were several suggestions to name the rally but finally the party zeroed in on 'Janashirvada' as the party is going to seek people’s blessings. The details of the rally are being worked out. It is not yet finalised if Siddaramaiah is also getting a special vehicle made for the rally. Sources say tempo has been preferred by the party workers.
Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah has criticised BJP’s 'Parivarthana Yatra' as 'Pashcatapa yatra' meaning repentance rally. He remarked that the one who has undertaken the rally and the one who inaugurated it both had gone to jail. What transformation can one expect from them? This is not a transformation Yatra but a repentance Yatra, he remarked.