Chennai, August 16 (BPNS)
Union Minister of State for Information Broadcasting and Animal Husbandry and senior leader of the BJP, L. Murugan said that the ‘Jan Aashirwad Yatra’ will cover five districts of Tamil Nadu in three days. He was speaking to media persons at Coimbatore on Monday after inaugurating the yatra. The minister said that the yatra would cover Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruppur , Namakkal, and Salem districts in three days.
In the inaugural speech, the Union minister who was also the former state president of the Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP said that the Prime Minister is concerned about the welfare of the people belonging to the Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes.
He also said that the Prime minister himself has taken interest in the government schemes for the upliftment of the SC and ST communities.
Jan Aashirwad Yatra is a nationwide campaign organized by the BJP in which 44 Union ministers and party leaders will participate to strengthen the party base across the country.
Murugan said that the intention of the yatra is to provide information to the people of the country on the various people-friendly schemes rolled out for the benefit of the people by the Government of India.
BJP national leadership said that the Jan Ashirwad Yatra will cover 19,567 km across 13 states including 212 Lok sabha constituencies and 265 districts.
A committee led by party national secretary Tarun Chugh will coordinate the yatra across the country. The other members of the committee are party national secretary, Satyakumar, Pankaja Munde, Arvind Menon, Vinod Sonkar, Sunil Deodhar, and BJP National Vice president, Dr. M. Chuba Ao.
While Union cabinet ministers will begin the yatra from August 19, the state ministers will commence the yatra from August 16.
In the inaugural programme, BJP Tamil Nadu state president K. Annamalai, party spokesman K.T. Raghavan, and Mahila Morcha National president Vanathi Srinivasan MLA among others participated.