BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday launched one of the party's most ambitious political marches to establish its presence in one of the states which has remained completely out of its reach, so far.
BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday launched one of the party’s most ambitious political marches to establish its presence in one of the states which has remained completely out of its reach, so far. Shah set off on a 15-day foot march to protest the CPI-M’s alleged violence against workers of his party, which is trying to emerge as the main challenger to the Left in Kerala. Though both BJP and RSS maintain that Islamic terrorism has intensified in Kerala recently and it was also one of the two themes of Shah’s yatra, neither Shah nor other speakers referred much to “Islamic terrorism”, Indian Express reported.
Addressing a rally in the CPI(M) bastion, also the hometown of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Shah said Vijayan was responsible for the violence in the state. BJP workers were victims of “political murders”, he added. He said his party would use democratic means to fight Left rule in the state. “CPI(M) leader and Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan is directly responsible for all political murders in Kerala,” he alleged. Shah made it quite evident from his speech and slogans that the target was none other than Kerala Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan.
On Tuesday, Shah’s Janraksha Yatra, with the theme “All Have To Live: Against Jihadi-Red Terror”, travelled 9 km from Payyannur to Pilathara. Shah and all other speakers focused on “exposing the violent and terror politics” of the CPI(M) and even exhibited gory pictures. Amit Shah challenging CM said, “I am telling you, Mr Vijayan, bloodstains of those 84 RSS/BJP workers killed in Kannur are on your clothes…. Vijayanji, I want to tell you, no matter how much muck you are creating out of violence here, you should know that the lotus will bloom in that mud.” Shah also announced that BJP workers in Delhi will march to the CPI(M) headquarters in Delhi every day until October 17, the day when the Janraksha Yatra is scheduled to conclude in Thiruvananthapuram.