BJP's yatra a flop: CPI(M)

Katrina Barker
October 6, 2017

Adityanath said that Kerala had been witnessing political violence sponsored by the ruling CPM.

Kottayam: BJP and its leaders somehow seem to not have had enough of Kerala's humor sense. They alleged that the CPM activists are perpetrating communal violence in the country.

Deeming the Bharatiya Janata Party's Jan Suraksha Yatra a "wet cracker", Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state did not need peace lessons from them.

Addressing a rally in the CPI (M) bastion, also the home town of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Shah said Vijayan was responsible for the violence in the state.

Jaitley himself refused to disclose anything about the discussions at the Prime Minister's meeting with him and the party president.

On Thursday, Shah was scheduled to lead the yatris through the Marxist hotbed of Pinarayi, the hometown of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the run-up to which had seen the party go into a publicity overdrive.

Amid the Centre's economic strategies facing criticism from the Opposition following the GDP slowdown and fuel prices surging to a three-year high, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now chairing a crucial meet with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah. The yatra portrays BJP at the vanguard of countering "red-jihadi terror".

While Amit Shah cut short his tour of Kerala, Jaitley returned from Dhaka for the meeting with Modi, who on Wednesday night put up a strong defence of the government's handling of the economy and hit back at critics saying they were spreading pessimism all round.

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala criticised that BJP's Janarakshayatra led by Kummanam Rajasekharan has become a mourning procession after BJP national president Amit Shah skipped it. The party may organize more yatras led by Yogi in other states, he said.Political observer Sanjay Singh said, "Facing criticism over the economic slowdown, the BJP needs a leader who could galvanize the cadre before the assembly elections in crucial states , As Reported By Hindustan Times".

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