"More than 120 BJP and RSS workers have been killed in Kerala. The maximum number of killings took place in your district (Kannur). Around 525 incidents of mob lynching and violence have taken place," Shah said at a rally here.
"The Kerala government has unleashed violence on the devotees of Sabarimala at the pretexts of the Supreme Court's order. What message does the Kerala Chief Minister (Pinarayi Vijayan) want to send through the violence on the devotees?" he added.
He claimed that the state government was not able to develop Kerala at an expected scale, despite the Centre giving nearly Rs 2 lakh crore for the southern state's development in the last five years.
Taking a jibe at the Opposition's 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance), Shah stressed that while the parties, including the BJP, stands united under the NDA alliance, the Opposition was still busy in cobbling an alliance to take on the ruling party.
"If this country is to be taken forward to achieve greater heights, then it is only the BJP which can do so," Shah asserted.
Kerala with 20 Lok Sabha seats goes to polls on April 23. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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