NABADWIP: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Saturday flagged off the party’s ‘Parivartan Yatra’ in poll-bound West Bengal, launching a political onslaught against the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress a day before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first public rally in the state.

Ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal, the BJP will hold five such yatras that will each include a “ parivartan rath ”.

After Saturday’s event, four more “Parivartan Yatras” will be held, with the last one will be flagged off by Union home minister Amit Shah.

The yatras are expected to cover all 294 assembly constituencies in February.

“The Parivartan Yatra starts from here. It is not just the parivartan ( change) of the government but the parivartan of thinking. Mamata Banerjee came to power a decade ago with the slogan Ma Mati Manush (Mother, People and Soil). But down the line, the mother was looted, the people weren’t protected and the soil was disrespected,” Nadda said after launching the yatra.