Adityanath launched a seven-kilometer march to protest against CPI(M) allegedly targeting BJP workers in the state.
Chennai, October 4: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday joined the Janaraksha Yatra in Kerala led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kummanam Rajashekharan on its second day, covering a distance of seven km.
Several Union ministers will also participate in the march under the theme of ‘All have to live! Against Jihadi-Red Terror’ to protest against the killing of RSS worker in Kerela.
“There is no scope for political violence in a democracy but unfortunately Kerala, God’s own land, is witnessing politically sponsored violence,” Adityanath told PTI.
— ANI (@ANI) October 4, 2017
“With this yatra we will make people aware about the misrule of the CPI(M). People are also coming out in huge numbers in support of this,” he added.
However, As the media frenzy heightens over UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s visit to Kerala, the CPI(M) trolled Yogi with some snark on Twitter.
In a tweet, the CPI(M) countered the BJP’s celebration of Yogi Adityanath with the words, “We invite UP CM Yogi to visit Kerala Hospitals to learn how to run Hospitals effectively!”
We invite UP CM Yogi to visit Kerala Hospitals to learn how to run Hospitals effectively! https://t.co/SzNsMVCDp8
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) October 3, 2017
BJP president Amit Shah had yesterday launched the ‘Jan Raksha Yatra’ (people’s protection march) from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s hometown in Kannur district.
Mr. Shah is also scheduled to join the yatra from Mambaram to Thalassery on October 5. The final lap of the march on Thursday includes CPI(M) bastion and the native village of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan . Large contingents of police personnel were deployed in the district in connection with the visit of top leaders of the BJP.
As many as 120 BJP workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in the state since 2001 with 14 of them in the chief minister’s hometown since he took over the reins last year, the BJP has alleged.