New Delhi, Jan 29 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will commence a "rath yarta" (march) in West Bengal from Sunday to highlight the lawlessness, "the politics of bodies" and the failure of the Centre on price rise.

BJP Member of Parliament Chandan Mitra, the in charge of the party's affairs in West Bengal, said the Nav Jagran rath yatra, starting from Cooch Behar on January 30 and ending in Kolkata on February 15 with a rally, will also highlight the party's peace and development agenda.

"Both the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Trinamool Congress are equaly responsible for lawlessness. They are in politics of competitive violence," said the MP.

He said price rise began in 2004 when the CPI-M was sporting the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and both the Congress and Trinamool Congress have to reply for the present rise in prices.

"The BJP is opposed to reservation at every level on the basis of religion. Any additional reservation should be only on economic criterion," Mitra added.

He stressed on the fact that the economic situation of the state has gone "from bad to worse" in the last 34 years and the Trinamool Congres is unable to provide an alternate plan.

The BJP plans to contest all 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal but will try for alliances with local parties in some parts of the state, he said.

Former BJP chief Rajnath Singh will flag off the rath yatra at Cooch Behar on January 30 and senior party leader LK Advani will address a rally at Kolkata on February 15. A meeting of national office-bearers in Kolkata on February 16 is also there in the list of programme.