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BJP rolls out 'Tiranga Yatra'

September 10, 2004 13:15 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Tiranga-Yatra', led by former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Uma Bharti, on Friday set out on its journey from Hubli in northern Karnataka to Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab seeking to put the issues of nationalism, probity in public life and 'pseudo secularism' into sharper focus.

After an hour's delay caused by persistent drizzle, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani flagged off the yatra after handing over the national flag to Bharti as slogans of Bharat Mata ki jai and Vande Mataram rent the air.

Hundreds of enthusiastic BJP workers carrying party flags crowded the Rani Chenamma Circle and raised slogans hailing Advani and Bharti. The yatra rolled out amidst tight security, just a stone's throw distance away from the heavily barricaded Idgah Maidan.

It was in the disputed Idgah Maidan that the BJP had tried to hoist the national tri-colour in 1994. The stir led to violence and claimed six lives in police firing.

The yatra is part of the party's stepped up campaign against the ruling United Progressive Alliance.

In his speech, Advani described the 'Tiranga Yatra' as a 'historic event' and said it was focussed on three issues -- nationalism, probity in public life and 'pseudo secular forces'.

Referring to the BJP's 'sudden interest' in the national flag, he reminded critics that it was the founder of the erstwhile Jan Sangh Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who had first spoken out against separate flags for Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of India.
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Number of User Comments: 4


Uma & co. u guys have wasted enough of my country's money. PLEASE STOP THIS.

Posted by Vinod

Sub: Had if!!!

It would had been better if we kept that LADY behind bars. She's gonna make more road blocks & many people to suffer. Had if!!!!! ...

Posted by nanduus

Sub: Tiranga Yatra

No one really object to the Tiranga Yatra. Hoisting the National Flag is no crime. If any section of the Indian population feels unhappy about ...

Posted by subbaraman

Sub: Fate will be same like Bharatiy Uday Yathra

Bhartis mentor Advani has done another yathra from Kanyakumari to gujarat (message creating a guj from south to orth?). Bharatiya Uday Yathra.... It was the ...

Posted by vanitha



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