Top Indian Opposition Leader Begins Yatra

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New Delhi: On Tuesday, India’s major opposition party, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani started his 38-day Jan Chetna Yatra (travel by foot) adventure to take on the UPA government on issues of corruption and black money.

Advani who demanded not just a change in leadership but also a change in the system said, “What has happened during the last year in the country has forced people to lose faith… They have lost faith in the leadership of the government… Cases of corruption are surfacing one by one.”

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The top opposition leader further said there is growing anger and resentment among people against leaders coming into power. “Enough is enough…the country will not tolerate it,” Advani said while addressing public meetings at Sitabdiara and Chhapra.

Advani who emphasized the yatra was aimed at good governance and clean politics, said “Corruption should end in this country. There should not just be a change of leadership but also a change in the system.”

“The success of all past movements have been in creating awareness among people,” he added.

Pertinently, the yatra will pass through 23 states and four Union territories and cover around 7,600 kilometres in nearly 100 districts across the country.

Adil Akhzer is a young Journalist and editor, based in Srinagar India. Adil writes stories about items of interest in New Delhi and Kashmir.