Highlights: Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala, a flop show?

BJP began it’s Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala among great fanfare on October 3 which was inaugurated by the Party President Amit Shah. The BJP had announced that the 14-day rally would focus on political violence in Kannur district, where a lot of Saffron members had died due to clashes with Left Party workers in the recent times.

This BJP padayatra will span across  154 km, covering 11 districts of Kerala and it remains the party’s first major public demonstration in Kerala in an attempt to create a wake in Kerala state electoral politics.

Highlights of the Padayatra:

October 3

1:00 pm: Amit Shah flagged off BJP’s 14-day padayatra

1.05 pm: I tell you Pinarayi Vijayan that stains of the blood of 84 BJP/RSS workers are on your clothes…I want to ask champions of human rights why have you closed your eyes to Red Terror. Violence has no color: Amit Shah.

1.30 pm: Announcement of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing the Janraksha yatra on October 4.

3.00 pm: Slogans raised against Pinarayi Vijayan at the BJP padayatra.

4.30 pm: After reaching Elizhode, Amit Shah will head towards Pilathara to address a public rally at 5.30 pm.

6:03 pm: “Amit Shah is deliberately inciting violence against CPI(M) leaders and its workers. We are a recognised national party. We are here not because of Shah but because of the people. We will not tolerate this,” CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said.

October 4

11:15 am: BJP president Amit Shah’s has cut short his visit to Kerala and Karantaka after having to leave for New Delhi

11:24 am: Yogi Aditynath has arrived in Kannur

11:44 am: Yogi Adityanath says he has come to oppose the atmosphere of terror

11:49 am: Yogi calls the Yatra a mirror for communist governments in Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura

12:09 pm: Amit Shah to join the Yatra in Kerala on October 5

12:12 pm: BJP’s Kerala unit welcomes the “roaring lion”

1:19 pm: Yogi raises the issue of ‘love jihad’

3:34 pm: Meanwhile, Opposition UDF calls for a statewide strike on 13th October

  October 5:

8:20 am: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday dubbed (BJP) national president Amit Shah and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as “wet cracker.

2:30 pm: Amit Shah was supposed to join the march from Payyannur to Pilathara where he would also address the public in the afternoon however he did not turn up.



(Shruti Nair)