Nearly 20 days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched its campaign for the Maharashtra assembly elections with ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’, the beleaguered state Congress is now preparing to counter the ruling party with its own rally — titled ‘Pol Khol Yatra’.
Interestingly, at the helm of this yatra
is a man, who until two years ago, was a BJP parliamentarian. Moreover, there is silent discord among senior state Congress leaders for not being taken into confidence about the yatra
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Nana Patole, a Congress rebel-turned BJP rebel to now again a Congress functionary, will steer the party’s ‘Pol Khol Yatra’ from 26 August to counter Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra’, in which the CM has been highlighting the works done by his government in the last five years — comparing them with what Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) regimes have done in 15 years before that.