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Amit Shah to join Kerala 'Janaraksha Yatra' today as BJP campaign concludes

The BJP has lashed out at the CPI(M) over the political violence in Kerala, alleging that their party cadres were attacked and killed by ruling CPI(M) workers

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Amit Shah, BJP
BJP President Amit Shah (left) arrives at the inauguration of the party’s National Council in Kozhikode, Kerala. File photo: PTI

BJP chief on Tuesday will join the high-pitched 'Janaraksha Yatra' against the political violence allegedly unleashed by the CPI(M) as the two-week-long campaign will conclude, party sources said on Monday.

The padyatra, flagged-off by Shah on October 3 from Kannur, the northern district of the state with a history of clashes between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS workers, was to highlight the 'Left's atrocities' in Kerala under the government.


The sources said Shah would walk with party cadres from Pattom to the Puthrikandam maidan, the venue of the valedictory of the two-week-long yatra.



A host of BJP leaders, Union ministers and BJP chief ministers, including Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, have participated in the yatra at different stages. It's led by BJP state chief Kummanom Rajasekharan.

The BJP has lashed out at the CPI(M) over the political violence in Kerala, alleging that their party cadres were attacked and killed by ruling CPI(M) workers.


They had also alleged that instances of political violence increased whenever the came to power in Kerala, ruled alternatively by Congress-led and

It was also alleged that the state has become a fertile ground for 'jihadis'.

The ruling CPI(M) has rejected the charges and said that BJP-RSS activists attacked its workers instead.

The CPI(M) has also alleged that the BJP was attempting to create tension in the state by unleashing violence.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 11:57 IST
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