New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah is scheduled to launch the party’s ‘Gandhi Sankalp Yatra’ on October 2 from New Delhi, announced the party’s National General Secretary Arun Singh on Tuesday.
Under this 120-day exercise, the BJP plans to propagate Bapu’s ideals and principles of non-violence, simplicity and Swaraj. Therefore, it will be launched on October 2 which is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “The BJP is committed to implementing the ideals and principles of Gandhi. We have to reach every household with Gandhi’s message of cleanliness, non-violence, swadeshi, swaraj and saadgi (simplicity),” said Shah as quoted by news agency PTI.
In a circular issued to the party leaders, BJP noted that the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra has been extended for a three-month period. The circular added that PM Modi will kick-off the programme from Gujarat, as the top BJP leaders simultaneously inaugurate it from the party headquarters in New Delhi. This campaign concludes on January 31, 2020, which is to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Earlier, it was scheduled for October 2 to October 31, 2019.
Meanwhile, a 10-member committee has been formed to look after the BJP campaign. Headed by General Secretary Arun Singh, the committee comprises party members including Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai.