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Nagercoil: The rath yatra organised by Bharathiya Janata Party reached Kanyakumari district on Friday.
State president of BJP Pon.Radhakrishnan started the yatra at Kumarakovil near Thuckalay and said that the yatra was inaugurated on November 19 and it entered Kanyakumari, the 19th and highly literate district in the State. The main aim of organising this yatra was to urge the Government to provide educational assistance to the students of majority community on par with the assistance given to the students belonging to minority community. The Government should not show partiality while extending educational assistance to school and college going students. The yatra would be culminated at Chennai on January 29 and a public meeting would also been conducted on that day to create awareness among the people on the need of providing educational assistance to the students from both minority and majority communities. Few people were unaware of the purpose on organising such a yatra. However, after organising the public meeting at Chennai they would know the importance of carrying out such yatra and the BJP was also predicting a political change.
The yatra passed through Padmanabhapuram, Thiruvattar, Thuckalay, Kurunthencode union and Colachel. It would pass through Rajakkamangalam, Agastheeswaram, Thovalai unions and Nagercoil on December 18 and Melpuram, Munchirai, Killiyur union and Kuzuthurai on December 19.
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