Amit Shah flagged off the ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’ from the Charbhujanath temple in Rajasthan

Kicking off the BJP’s election campaign in Rajasthan, BJP president Amit Shah Saturday flagged off the ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’ (Rajasthan pride tour) from the Charbhujanath temple in Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is embarking on a 40-day tour across the state to interact with the electorate ahead of the Assembly election. Shah and Raje offered prayers at the temple before they set off to Kankroli where they addressed their first rally.

Raje’s extensive tour across the state — she is covering 165 of 200 constituencies — comes months after the party’s massive defeats in bypolls to three seats in the state. The Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha seats and Mandalgarh assembly seat, which were all previously held by the party, was won by the Congress.

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Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Amit Shah launches BJP's campaign, Raje sets off on 'Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra'Raje performs rituals in front of the customised tour bus in Jaipur, Friday 

While addressing the rally, Raje said her government has worked confidently towards helping women, farmers and youth for the last four years. Targeting the Congress, she said the party has not made false promises to the people. Shah, meanwhile, said under the leadership of Raje, the party hopes the lotus will bloom once again.

Congress has targeted the government for its ‘vidai yatra’, and said they will pose one question to the CM a day during her tour. The yatra is scheduled to end on September 30 in Ajmer.

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