Thiruvananthapuram: BJP national president Amit Shah has announced that his party would conduct a march towards the AKG Bhavan, the CPI(M) national headquarters in Delhi, on Wednesday, 4 October, to protest the alleged atrocities of the communist cadre perpetrated upon RSS swayamsevaks and BJP workers in Kerala.
The BJP president was addressing a public gathering after inaugurating the Janaraksha Yatra of the BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajashekran at Payyanur in Kannur district today.
The BJP state president is undertaking a yatra to protest to the “jihadi red terror” faced by the Kerala society. Participating in the yatra, Shah walked from Pilathara to Payyanaur this afternoon. The yatra – on foot and by vehicles – will conclude in 15 days. The BJP president will also be walking on 5 October through the Pinarayi village, the hometown of State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The village is also the birthplace of Indian communist movement and believed to be a ‘red’ citadel.
Amit Shah also said that the party would hold padayatra (march) in all State capitals to protest the CPI(M) violence in Kerala. The State, which is the birthplace of leaders of the renaissance movement like Sree Narayana Guru, Chattambi Swamikal and Mathatma Ayyankali is now the place of blood bath, thanks to the CPI(M), the BJP president said.
Shah also alleged that, whenever CPI(M) comes to power, there is political violence and killings in the State, and that the one person responsible for killings in Kerala these days is the State’s current chief minister.
Shah questioned why human rights activists do not raise the issue of murders of RSS and BJP workers to further their agenda and call communists intolerant. He also said that murders had no colour and that an act of killing should be condemned without looking at the victim or the perpetrator. People could, he said, understand the game of those who condemn killings selectively.
Rajashekaraan said in his address that the BJP was taking out a yatra from north of Kerala to the south, traversing the length and breadth of the State, to highlight the issue of “jihadi red terror” and the nexus between the two fronts – the UDF and the LDF.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will participate in the padayatra on 4 October. He will march between Keechari and Kannur.
The yatra will pass through 11 districts of the State.