BJP flags off election campaign in Delhi with World’s largest bike rally

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari flagged off a mega bike rally from the party office on Thursday against the violence in JNU and “misuse” of youth by opposition political parties to push their agenda.

The bike rally was scheduled to pass through Mandi House, Kashmiri Gate and Britannia Chowk. But it was diverted to bypass Mandi House owing to a march by students and teachers in the area, said Delhi BJP media relations head Neelkant Bakshi.

Reportedly, around 5000 bikes in total participated in the rally. Various policies of the Modi government including the CAA were upheld through the rally

BJP MPs Harsh Vardhan, Gautam Gambhir, Parvesh Verma and Meenakshi Lekhi all participated in different legs of the rall.
Announcing the rally on Tuesday, Tiwari had said the rally would be against the “misuse” of youth by opposition parties for their political benefits.

Meenakshi Lekhi said this rally was an “announcement of going to the election”. Asked on how many seats the BJP hopes to win, her answer was “70 out of 70”.

She further added, “Mathematically, one should aim at 100. You may end up getting 90.” According to her, Thursday”s bike rally was an aim to achieve that 90.

The rally was organised by Karnail Singh who is currently working as a convenor for the BJP.

A big admirer and supporter of PM Modi, Singh had left his well established business in United States to join the BJP as a full timer.

His twitter handle is @karnailsinghBJP.

The rally kept trending on social media throughout Thursday. #WorldBiggestBikeRally trended on micro blogging site twitter. From various corners, it is being claimed as the world’s biggest political bike rally.