On the second day of BJP’s ‘jan raksha yatra’ in Kerala, party president Amit Shah will joined by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Kannur to protest against the “murder of party workers”. The rally, that began on Tuesday, will pass through the state of Kerala before concluding at Thiruvananthapuram on October 17 where Amit Shah will address the rally. During his three-day participation in the rally, Shah expected to make a pitch for BJP in the state which has been completely out of its reach thus far.
On Tuesday, the BJP intensified its attack against the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government with attacks on “ruling CPM’s murder politics.” Challenging CM Vijayan, Shah said the “bloodstains of those 84 RSS/BJP workers killed in Kannur are on your clothes.” He added: “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.” He also criticised “human rights activists” for being “selective” in their condemnation of violence.
Jan Raksha Yatra: Amit Shah in Kerala LIVE updates
9.00 am: BJP workers in New Delhi will march to the CPI(M) headquarters in the capital every day until October 17, Shah said. He is also likely to be a part of one of the New Delhi marches on October 8.
8.50 am: At the end of the Tuesday’s march, Amit Shah addressed the cadres at Pilathara and said, “(Prime Minister) Narendra Modi has ended the politics casteism, dynasty and appeasement. And now you are going to end the communist politics of violence.”
8.40 am: BJP’s 15-day padayatra will span across 154 km, covering 11 districts of Kerala.