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BSR Congress Yatra to reach city on August 2

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Actor Rakshita addressing a press conference in Mangalore on Tuesday.— PHOTO: R. ESWARRAJ
Actor Rakshita addressing a press conference in Mangalore on Tuesday.— PHOTO: R. ESWARRAJ

The B. Sriramulu-led BSR Congress will make a stopover in the city on August 2 during the “Swabhimani Sankalp Yatra”, said the State President of the party’s Mahila Morcha and Kannada actor Rakshitha here on Tuesday.

She told presspersons that the walkathon would cover 1,300 km from Karwar to Ramanagaram from July 29 to August 5. The yatra, she said, was held to raise awareness of the party as a viable “third option” and “for a better Karnataka.”

Citing the examples of victories of the Samajwadi Party and the YSR Congress in Uttar Pradesh and Andra Pradesh respectively, Ms. Rakshitha said: “National parties have failed to help people. It is only the regional parties that work from the grassroots level.”

On the non-political benefits of the yatra, she said that farmers’ issues, water, and silt issues in Thungabhadra were taken up during the previous yatra from Basavakalyana to Bangalore

The party would soon launch a membership campaign, after which, candidates would be fielded for all the MLA constituencies in the upcoming elections, said Mr. Rakshitha.

The district would be covered on August 2 – starting from Mulky, Surathkal, Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur, and Sullia.

A convention was scheduled to be held at Town Hall here at 11 a.m.

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