Amit Shah launches 15-day long Jana Raksha Yatra in Kerela

Katrina Barker
October 4, 2017

"The chief minister's district, Kannur, is a minefield of such political murders because since he has taken over power this time, already 14 political activists have been killed in extremely brutal ways", he said. Meanwhile, the RSS and Kerala CM were locked in a bitter fight in the social media.

Fourteen people were killed in Kannur since the CPM came to power a year ago, the BJP had said on Monday.

He alleged that wherever the communists had been in office, like Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura, they indulged in political violence against critics and political adversaries.

BJP chief Amit Shah announced that he will conduct "padyatra" (march) against CPI (M)'s "violence" in Kerala from Tuesday. The party in return accused the BJP and RSS of spreading violence in the state.

The three injured BJP workers were being treated at a private hospital in Neeleswaram, the police said. "I want to tell CM Pinarayi Vijayan that the more they try to muddy the political environment, more the lotus will bloom in Kerala", the BJP president said. Addressing presspersons here on Tuesday, Sanjeeva Matandoor, president, Dakshina Kannada unit of the party, said that all the programmes of Mr. Shah have been postponed due to "unavoidable reasons". "If he does not have answers, then I am saying that Chief Minister Vijayan is himself responsible for the killings", Shah thundered before flagging off the party's "Jana Raksha Yatra" or "March for People's Protection" from Kannur district. "Satyagrahas will be staged in all state capitals from Wednesday till October 17", said the BJP chief.

The BJP president arrived in Kerala early in the morning. The RSS, BJP's ideological parent, has kept these districts at the core of its narrative against the CPI (M), which it blames for inciting political violence. It posted its most spectacular performance in Uttar Pradesh, where Yogi Adityanath was made Chief Minister. Many in the BJP thus view it as a direct challenge to the CPI (M)'s most powerful leader.

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