Top BJP leaders launch bike rallies across the country ahead of polls
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday launched a nationwide mega motorcycle rally ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in which the BJP claimed lakhs of members of the party's youth wing took part.
BJP President Amit Shah launched the "Vijay Sankalp Bike Rally" at Umariya in Madhya Pradesh. Similar rallies were also flagged off by the party leaders in all the 52 districts across the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the BJP workers for successfully organising motorcycle rallies in various parts of the country.
Modi thanked people from all walks of life, particularly the youth, for joining the rallies in large numbers. "It's great to see such energy and positivity," he tweeted.
The rallies were carried out in more than 3,800 locations in different states, including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Kerala, the party said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off the rally in Delhi.
Addressing the rally in Umariya, Amit Shah slammed the Opposition for raising doubts over Tuesday's air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan's Balakot by the Indian Air Force (IAF).