Naveen Bharat Editorial
LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav launched his Mission 2022 by launching his Vijay Yatra on Tuesday to mobilize his party cadre.
Ahead of the yatra, Akhilesh had gone to his residence in Lucknow on Monday to seek the blessings of his father and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Akhilesh will start Samajwadi Vijay Yatra from the Ganga bridge in Kanpur to make people aware about the alleged autocratic rule of the BJP government and to establish democratic values in the state. The yatra will continue intermittently till the notification of the election early next year.
Akhilesh has converted a Mercedes bus into a ‘rath’ with posters on one side. The other side has posters of Mulayam Singh Yadav and one of the three parties has been dedicated to Rampur MP Azam Khan.
The chariot is already stationed in Kanpur, while Akhilesh will leave from Lucknow at 10 am to start the yatra from the Ganga bridge. In its first phase from October 12 and 13, the yatra will cover the Kanpur region including Kanpur Dehat, Jalaun and Hamirpur.
“During its first leg, the journey is scheduled to reach Naubasta (Kanpur) at 11.30 am, then reach the fledgling Lignite Power Station, Ghatampur and then to Hamirpur at 5 pm. The next day, the yatra will resume from Hamirpur at 9.30 am covering Kurara, Hamirpur, Kalpi in Jalaun district and conclude the first leg of the yatra at Mati in Kanpur Dehat at 4 pm,” said Rajendra Choudhary, State Spokesperson, Samajwadi the party said.
This yatra will promise to provide justice to farmers, youth, scheduled castes and deprived classes, besides backward and minorities. “It is an attempt to make people aware of the shortcomings and wrongdoings of this government and influence them to get rid of this autocratic situation in 2022,” party spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary said.
According to Chaudhary, this will be Akhilesh’s third such visit. “He had started such Kranti Rath Yatra for the first time in July 2001 and for the second time in September 2011. After both the years, the SP came back to power in UP,” Choudhary said.
Taking a dig at Samajwadi Vijay Yatra, BJP cabinet minister and state government spokesperson Siddharthnath Singh termed it as yet another insult to the people of the state as it was being carried out in a five-star chariot by those who threw troubled people . state during the dreadful time of the pandemic.