Kerala yatra loses fizz as Amit Shah quits abruptly

Yogi Adityanath participates in BJP's Janaraksha Yatra in Kerala

They alleged that the CPM activists are perpetrating communal violence in the country.

Party president Amit Shah, who led day 1 of the 14-day Jan Raksha Yatra that will culminate in Thiruvananthapuram, challenged Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, a Kannur native, on the murders of RSS-BJP workers.

After a bandh was enforced, BJP cadre walked on empty streets in Kannur, the home turf of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Kerala unit of the party announced that Shah won't be attending the padayatra, instead he will be in Delhi to attend important meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

However, a report in the Deccan Herald had said that the visit was postponed as the RSS believed that the state BJP leaders are not committed to strengthening the party. "The response of the people has been good", he said.As the Yogi government has merely completed six months in power with no major projects to showcase, the BJP plans to highlight the measures taken by his government on the Hindutva plank.

Releasing a fact-sheet, Yechury argued that the CPI (M) and constituents of the LDF in Kerala have been at the receiving end of "murderous attacks mounted by the RSS and its outfits".

Reacting to Adityanath's comments on infant mortality rate (IMR) in Kerala, Vijayan said, "The infant mortality rate in Kerala is 10 while the national average is 34 and in Uttar Pradesh, it is 43". Or is the Left sabotaging Amit Shah's yatra? I have told the GST Council that they carry out a full review of things and whatever is needed to bring it back on track.

"He was discharged in the case by the Mumbai High Court but his sordid record as a minister, during which period many false encounters took place, has qualified him as a specialist in "encounter politics". Shah was supposed to rejoin the Janarakha Yatra on Thursday as it passed though the CPM hotbed in Kannur.

The saffron-robed chief minister also criticised the Left Democratic Front's working principles and said they raise slogans of secularism; but in the guise of secularism, they are trying to make this state a hub of Jihadi terrorism.

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