A BJP cycle rally that began from Nagaon in Assam on December 1 and is scheduled to reach Delhi on January 4 has managed to enroll 9,000 new members for the party.
The group of 10 youth workers, Led by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leader Vipul Kumar Vaishy, has already covered a distance of around 1,700 km and is currently in Uttar Pradesh. The group will ride another 600 km to reach Delhi via Agra by January 4 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will honour them.
“We covered various districts of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and UP. We visited PM’s constituency Varanasi too on December 22 where we held roadside meetings to appeal people to join BJP,” said Vipul, who runs the ABVP unit in Kaliabor College of Gauhati University in Assam.
Another member of the group Andolan Thakur said the objective of their journey was to create awareness among masses about BJP’s ongoing membership campaign. The group is covering 70 to 100 kms every day since they started cycle rally.
Other members of the group are Madan Rai, Tinku Vaishya, Sanjeev Deka, Dhan Vaishya, Kamal Mandal, Santosh Gwala, Vijay Das and Uttar Das – all from Rabarbari village in Nagaon where 80 per cent families earn their living by working at a nearby Jute mill.
Kanpur Mahanagar BJP president Surendra Maithani said the rally was an unique idea and has been done for the first time by any political party.
In the meeting with PM, the group will raise the demand to set up more industries and educational institutes in Assam. They will also hand over the written demands people have handed over to them in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar.