BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda will launch the party's state-wide rath yatra in West Bengal today. The yatra is being launched to mobilize public support ahead of the state Assembly elections due in April-May. Nadda arrived in Kolkata on Friday night.
According to sources, Nadda is scheduled to kick off the ‘Parivartan Yatra' on Saturday from Nabadwip in Nadia district, the birthplace of 15th-century saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Several senior BJP leaders are scheduled to arrive in West Bengal during the month-long campaign, set to start from Nadia on Saturday.
The party intends to launch similar Yatras from Coochbehar, Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas, Jhargram, and Tarapith in Birbhum between February 6 and 11.
The state government has asked the BJP to seek permission from local district administrations before embarking on the yatra.