BJP holds 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Jammu against 'atrocities' in Kerala

BJP holds 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Jammu against 'atrocities' in Kerala

BJP holds 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Jammu against 'atrocities' in Kerala

Kannur: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday skipped the state-wide "padyatra" that he was supposed to lead starting from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's hometown here.

Kerala BJP leaders said Shah could not be a part of the third day of the yatra -from Mambaram to Thalassery via Pinarayi - due to "other important engagements" in New Delhi.

BJP President, Amit Shah, has been in Kerala understandably to drum up support for the saffron party in an otherwise secular God's own country.

Mr. Jayarajan said the mediapersons who accompanied Mr. Shah were also convinced that it was the RSS that was instigating violence whereas the CPI (M) was involved in public service.

Shah's yatra in the district against the political violence in the state is scheduled from today to October 17. The last minute withdrawal by Shah has come as a huge embarrassment to the local BJP leadership, which has been desperately trying to gain a foothold in Kerala.

News18, quoting sources, said that that Modi, Shah and Jaitley had discussed the state of the economy at the meeting, and that a major announcement can be expected before Diwali. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala of Congress said, "The Yatra now resembles a funeral procession". Adityanath on Wednesday joined the BJP's "Jana Raksha Yatra" march in Kannur, Kerala, and attacked the Left Democratic Front government there over "political killings" and "love jihad".

"As many as 120 BJP-RSS workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in the state since 2001, with 14 of them in the chief minister's home district", stated Adityanath.

The Janaraksha Yatra on Wednesday was led by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The yatra portrays BJP at the vanguard of countering "red-jihadi terror".

And Shah won't be mincing words when he delivers his second speech on Thursday. Both CPM and RSS-BJP have lost cadre to political violence in Kannur but the number of dead are nearly evenly matched, indicating that these two outfits are engaged in a chilling tit-for-tat murder spree.

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