The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) star campaigner and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Kerala on Sunday (21 February) to flag off BJP's 'Vijaya Yatra', reports Republic TV.
The yatra will be led by party state president K Surendran, which is set to start from Kasaragod. CM Yogi will also address a rally in the state. The slogan of the yatra is 'A new Kerala', which is free from corruption
The yatra is seen as the launch of the BJP's election campaign in Kerala, which is likely to go to the polls in April/May this year.
As many as 14 Maha rallies and 80 public meetings will be organised as part of the Vijay yatra. Union Home Minister Amit Shah would will address the final leg of the yatra scheduled to culminate in Thiruvananthapuram on 7 March.
Others who are expected to take part in the yatra include Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, Pralhad Joshi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and former Congress leader Khusboo, who recently jumped ship to the BJP.
Party sources said the theme of the yatra would be 'corruption-free Kerala, anti-appeasement politics and comprehensive development of Kerala'.
BJP leaders claim that several popular faces would declare their allegiance to the party during the yatra.
As per reports, E Sreedharan, famous as the “Metro Man” of India, will also formally join BJP during the party’s Vijay Yatra.
With IANS Inputs
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