BJP NATIONAL president Amit Shah will be the chief guest in the ‘Parivartan Maharally’, being organised by Swami Prasad Maurya, in Lucknow on September 21.
Maurya, who had recently left BSP to join BJP, is organising the rally under the banner of Loktantrik Bahujan Manch, which he had formed after quitting BSP.
Speaking to mediapersons on Sunday, Maurya said BJP national vice-president and UP in-charge Om Mathur and state president Keshav Prasad Maurya will be special guests at the rally. “Nearly 5 lakh people will attend the rally… and many from ‘bahujan Samaj’ will join BJP,” he added.
Maurya demanded that BSP chief Mayawati should release a white paper on the “corrupt” practices that her party had indulged in. “If she does not do so before September 21, I will expose such corrupt practices in the rally,” he said.
Asked why does not attend BJP events, Maurya said he was busy preparing for the Parivartan Maharally. “Amit Shah knows this,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, BJP is set to launch four ‘parivartan yatras’ in UP next month and conclude with a likely rally by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sources said the four yatras, spread over a stretch of 100 days, will start from Saharanpur, Lalitpur, Sonbhadra and either Gorakhpur or Balia and converge at Lucknow after the inauspicious ‘Shradh’ period ends.
Top leaders including Amit Shah and several Union ministers will address rallies as the yatras move on. Sources said the party has decided to hold a meeting for youths and another for women in each of the 91 district committees of UP. It also hopes to connect with each of the estimated 52,000 panchayats across UP and hold a meeting at the booth level.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines