BJP's Jan Raksha Yatra against political violence in Kerala
BJP's Janraksha Yatra, the campaign against the ongoing violence in the left ruled Kerala has entered its second week. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan also joined the Janraksha Yatra on Tuesday.
Chauhan participated in the padyatra from Mannuthy to Thrissur and addressed public meetings at Wadakkanchery and Thrissur. Attacking the Kerala Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that even Vijayan is facing murder allegations.
Union Minister of State for external affairs, General (Retd.) V. K. Singh also attended the Janraksha Yatra on Tuesday. He said that nearly 250 people have been killed in Kerala owing to political violence in the state. He warned that the BJP will not tolerate any violence for political mileage.
Union Minster of State for health and family welfare, Ashwini Choubey also led a Janraksha Yatra on Tuesday from Delhi's Arambagh to the CPM office in Gole Market.
BJP is taking out marches in various parts of the country protesting the killings of BJP and RSS workers and has accused the communist cadre of the violence.
Meanwhile, politial violence continued unabated in the state. Another BJP worker and auto-rickshaw driver Suresh Sudheesh was attacked in Thalassery in Kannur on Tuesday. He has been admitted to a private hospital. The incident took place near Ponniam bridge in Thalassery.
BJP has accused CPM workers for the attack. Police is probing the incident.
Political violence in Kerala dates back to decades.
Since 2001, at least 120 BJP workers had been killed in the state. Of these 84 were killed in Kannur only. 14 of the killings have been conducted in Pinarai, the home town of Kerala Chief Minister P Vijayan.
PostedOn: 11 Oct 2017
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