Haryana CM Manohal Lal Khattar riding to examine the rally
Huge arrangements are made in Haryana ahead of Saffron Party’s “Yuva Hunkar” rally on Thursday for which CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday rode a motorcycle to the Pandu Pindara village to examine the preparations, as per media reports.
Lakh of BJP supporters and youth workers are expected to participate in the rally. The state BJP unit has made it mandatory for all ministers and MLAs to arrive at the rally on bikes. The Haryana BJP had decided that 1,111 motorcycles from 90 Assembly constituencies in the state would start for the venue a day before the rally. It is unknown whether the bikes began their journey on Wednesday.
The Haryana Police and paramilitary forces have stationed hundreds of personnel in Jind ahead of Shah’s rally in view of the Indian National Lok Dal’s plan to disrupt the rally and to release black balloons into the sky, IANS reported.
Hisar range Inspector General of Police Sanjay Singh has appealed against releasing black balloons into the sky as it may cause problems for Shah’s chopper to land. He also warned of strict action against those who attempt to take the law into their own hands.
Raj Kumar Saini, the BJP MP from Kurukshetra, has said that he will not attend the rally, and would announce the formation of a new political outfit soon. Haryana Aam Aadmi Party chief Naveen Jaihind has said that he would present pakodas to Shah over the state government’s failure to generate jobs over the last three years.
The Congress has also opposed the rally. However, Khattar told media persons in Rohtak on Wednesday that everyone had the right to express themselves in a democracy and that opposing a political outfit’s public event was wrong.
The All-India Jat Andolan Sangharsh Samiti had earlier threatened to disrupt the rally too, but its outfit president Yashpal Malik called off the protest after a meeting with Khattar. The state government also agreed to revoke all criminal cases against members of the Jat community.