CM to lead BJP’s Gandhi Padyatra today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Oct 2018 09:47:08

The world’s largest Charkha to be inaugurated at Sewagram Ashram today


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will personally lead Gandhi Padyatra organised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on October 2 to pay obeisance to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. All his ministerial colleagues will also lead Padyatra in their respective constituencies and districts assigned to them, hours ahead of Congress Padyatra, obviously to steal the limelight.

Congress functionaries scoffed at this attempt and criticised the BJP for merely paying a lip service to Mahatma while opposing his ideology, the BJP has shot back stating “Gandhi is not a private property of a particular family or party.”

The ruling BJP has organised Gandhi birth anniversary celebrations in a big way across State to mark beginning of 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma and has roped in all its Ministers, Members of Parliament, past and present Legislators, all prominent functionaries, elected representatives, Mayors, Municipal Council Chiefs, Zilla Parishad Chairpersons to lead the peace rallies.

This is for the first time the BJP is celebrating Gandhi birth anniversary on mass scale and is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a decent turnout. The State Government led by Fadnavis is also expected to announce slew of announcements to promote Khadi and village industries and Gandhian institutions on Tuesday.

Looking at the Congress party’s mega show at Wardha to be led by AICC President Rahul Gandhi and its timings in the afternoon, the BJP has also decided to avoid clash of timings. At Wardha, senior BJP leader and Finance and Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar will lead the Gandhi Padyatra in the morning hours itself at Wardha. BJP leaders will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sewagram Ashram and will also inaugurate world’s biggest charkha (31.5 ft in height and 18.5 ft in width) installed in front of new auditorium being constructed to mark 150th birth anniversary of Father of Nation.