Shah announces ‘padyatra’ in all state capitals against CPI(M) violence

Kannur: BJP chief Amit Shah today announced a two-week ‘padyatra’ in all state capitals from tomorrow against the CPI(M)’s alleged targeting of his party’s workers.

Addressing a rally in the CPI(M) bastion, also the home town 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.

Shah is here to launch a fortnight-long march, called Jan Raksha Yatra, by the party in the state to protest alleged political violence by the Left party.

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.

As many as 120 BJP workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in the state since 2001. Fourteen people were killed in Kannur since the CPI(M) came to power last year, the BJP had said yesterday.

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