It will hold 1,000 booth-level meetings as part of preparations for Jan Chetna Yatra

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will roll out five mini raths (chariots) here on Friday to create public awareness on its veteran leader L.K. Advani's public convention to be held on October 30 as part of his Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption.

The five publicity mini raths, which will be flagged off from the party headquarters in Malleswaram, will cover all the Assembly constituencies in the city.

After the initial dilemma on whether to hold the Bangalore convention or not in the context where several BJP top leaders are under the scanner of courts, the party has now commenced a full-fledged and methodical preparation for the convention.

1,000 meetings

According to sources, the party has taken up micro-management of the event and has instructed its booth-level committees to send four representatives from each of the 5,000 booths in Bangalore to the convention. Bangalore city has about 6,500 booths of which the party has strong organisational presence in about 5,000.

In this connection, the party has decided to hold about 1,000 booth-level meetings. While 350 meetings were held on Thursday, another 500 are scheduled on Friday.


Apart from the preparations to the convention, these grassroots meetings would try to pep up the spirits of party workers and send a message that the party organisation wants to move over from the corruption episode involving its top leaders, the sources said.

The services of about 500 volunteers from the party organisation have been enlisted for holding the Bangalore event.

In all, 3,000 volunteers are associated with the Karnataka leg of the Jan Chetna Yatra that would pass through the coastal districts.

The party workers have started putting up cut-outs and flex banners indifferent places of the city to build the tempo for theevent.