The BJP today launched its 14-day ‘protect Bengaluru’ march here, it’s a type of blistering attack on the ruling Congress, with a call to save the city from that party’s “misrule.”
The party said the ‘Bengaluru Rakshisi Padayatre’ that will criss-cross the city till March 15 is aimed at “reviving” and “rebuilding” the city from Congress’s “criminal neglect.”
Former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka kicked-off the march in the presence of Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ananth Kumar at Basavanagudi here after offering prayers at historic Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.
The Union minister also urged the people to “protect Bengaluru,” because Bengaluru “deserves much better”, as he slammed the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government for indulging in “arrogance of power.” “Bengaluru will root out this arrogance of power, we are confident of it.” He further said, adding, the yatra was against “goondaism, traffic jam, law and order failure, potholes on the city roads and condition of lakes in Bengaluru.”
This is the second march launched by the BJP, the first being the 85-day “Parivarthana Yatra” that concluded on February 4. The party with this march is aiming to strengthen its prospects in the city that has 28 assembly seats, for the coming assembly polls expected in April/May.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, while hitting out at BJP’s yatra, described it as an attempt to give “wrong information to people for political gains.”