New Delhi: In order to widen its vote bank, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishana Advani’s Rath Yatra will lay thrust on states which are going to poll next year.

The BJP will make its presence felt in the far flung areas where the party is still struggling to increase its vote bank.  Two BJP general secretaries have been deputed to assist Advani in his effort.

BJP general secretary Anant Kumar has been made convenor of the Rath Yatra. A core group comprising senior leaders is busy with giving final shape to the programme for the Yatra.

The prominent leaders have been given responsibilities in separate phases to make the Yatra effective. Senior leaders will be accompanying with Advani in their respective states.

As the Yatra focuses on the blackmoney and corruption, the BJP high command has decided to keep a distance from the tainted leaders in the programmes.

JPN/Bureau