New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to celebrate Anna Mahotsav (a food grain festival) in the state on August 5 ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, in which PM Modi is likely to talk to 80,000 ration vendors through video conference. In fact, six leaders from the BJP and Anupriya Patel of Apna dal have received instructions from party president JP Nadda to travel to Jan Ashirwad Yatra covering an area of 300-400 km each in three-four parliamentary constituencies and four-five districts - to "seek blessings from the people."
The leaders have been told that they are to make these trips after August 15 and follow the Corona Protocol. All MPs have also been directed to stimulate people to take the covid vaccine. He has also been directed by PM Modi to fight the opposition by presenting the party's stand to the public on issues like farmers' protests and the pegasus phone-hacking scandal.
This comes at a time when the State Government faces growing opposition to agricultural laws. This week farmers talked about "Mission UP" and chalked out a strategy to take their agitation to all corners of the electoral state. However, the BJP is engaged in its work despite all the opposition and is not even answering the questions of the opponents.