Kerala CM responsible for murders of BJP, RSS workers: Amit Shah

Amit Shah visits temple in Kannur ahead of BJP's Kerala rally

Amit Shah prays at Rajarajeswara Temple at Thaliparamba Kannur

The choice of the end points is significant, because Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram districts have witnessed the majority of political murders that have rocked Kerala.

Meanwhile, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, in his statement to the press said that those who are responsible for these killings in Kerela are running a parallel system that to the government and they are running it above the constitutional system. Whether it was in Bengal or Tripura, and it is right now happening in Kerala also, he said.

BJP leader Amit Shah today remarked that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is responsible for the political violence in the state. It will be BJP's first major public demonstration in Kerala as it attempts to make inroads into the state's electoral politics.

Shah also said his party would use democratic means to fight Left rule in the state.

"I bow my head before the family members of the party workers who have sacrificed their lives for the organisation". "It will make each citizen of Kerala aware of the politics of murder being practised by the CPM", Mr Shah said.

Shah will also address the concluding session in the state capital on October 17.

"It's time the CPI-M introspects as across the world the Communists have shrunk due to their violence", said Shah, speaking in Hindi.

The march will pass through Pinarayi Vijayan's home town in Kannur. The silence of the activists over the killing of more than 120 BJP workers working on a "nationalist agenda" is a question mark on their allegiance, he said.

The BJP president spoke in Hindi and his speech was simultaneously translated into Malayalam. On Wednesday, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to join the padayatra at Keecheri in Kannur.

The BJP has alleged that since 2001, about 120 of its workers have been killed across Kerala by Left cadres, 14 of them, the party claims, in Kannur since the LDF government came to power in May previous year.

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