Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will embark on a ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ from 14 July and cover all 230 Assembly constituencies of the state till September to seek the blessings of the people and ensure the BJP’s return to power in the upcoming Assembly polls at the end of this year.

The Opposition Congress has alleged that the CM’s yatra would be conducted on the state government’s expenses resulting in the people’s hard-earned money being utilised for the propaganda and campaign of the BJP. The BJP has denied the Opposition’s charges.

“The entire expenditure of the CM’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra would be borne by the BJP party organisation,” MP BJP president Rakesh Singh told media persons during a press conference at the BJP state headquarters here on Tuesday afternoon. He maintained that the state government would not spend any money on the yatra, as alleged by MP Congress president Kamal Nath.

Rakesh Singh asserted that the CM’s yatra would definitely achieve its aim and the BJP would create history by returning to power in MP for a fourth consecutive term.

BJP president Amit Shah will flag off the first phase of the yatra on 14 July from Ujjain, after Chouhan pays obeisance at the Mahakal Temple there.

The yatra will culminate in Bhopal on 25 September after covering all the 230 assembly constituencies of the state. A mega congregation of BJP workers would be held at Bhopal on that day.