Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday participated Jana Raksha Yatra in Kerala’s Kannur over killing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) & RSS workers in the state. Yogi Adityanath took part in the 10 KM Jan Raksha Yatra during which he will stopping at various places and also address the people to make people aware about the political violence taking place in the state. 

BJP president Amit Shah on October 3 (Tuesday) after he inaugurated the Jan Raksha yatra had invited UP CM Yogi Adityanath saying that the state needed a leader like him. It was there after that Yogi Adityanath made his presence today in this Jan Raksha Yatra. To get this yatra maximum traction, apart from Yogi Adityanath, other senior BJP Minister including Dharmedra Pradhan, Smriti Irani and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will also be attending this high octane event. 

Speaking exclusively to NewsX, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that at least 120 people have been killed in the past one year, it proves that how political leaders especially of the BJP have been killed in the state. So in a protest against political violence in the state, this ‘suraksha yatra (Jan Yatra) has been initiated by the BJP to raise the voice against state’s administration. “This yatra is a mirror for communist government’s in Kerala, Bengal and Tripura. They should put an end to political killings,” Yogi Adityanath added.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath also said that the chief minister is to be blamed for the violence. The Jan Raksha Yatra organised by BJP and RSS will pass from 11 districts in Kerala. The Yatra will conclude Thiruvananthapuram on October 17.

On Tuesday while hitting out at Kerala Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan, BJP president Amit Shah accused the a senior CPM member for being responsible for the violence. “The bloodstains of more than 120 BJP and RSS workers killed in political violence in Kerala are on CM’s  clothes. You are directly responsible for killing of CPM’s opponents,” Amit Shah had said.  

First Published | 4 October 2017 12:07 PM
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