CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat also reportedly said: "Amit Shah is deliberately inciting violence against #CPIM leaders & its workers".
Left leader and CPI-M General secretary Sitaram Yechury replied to Yogi's allegations in a press conference and said- "The entire cycle of violence was started by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on the day assembly election results were announced in Kerala a year ago". This especially so after he pulled out of the Yatra's Kannur leg on October 5 when he was supposed to lead the walk through Pinarayi, the home turf of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "Finally, Amit Shah skipped his visit to Kerala", said Ramesh Chennithala. He said his party would use democratic means to fight Left rule in the state.
While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accused the Pinaryi Vijayan government of backing murders of Sangh workers, the Kerala Chief Minister in a series of tweets mocked his UP counterpart's claims. The party may organize more yatras led by Yogi in other states, he said.Political observer Sanjay Singh said, "Facing criticism over the economic slowdown, the BJP needs a leader who could galvanize the cadre before the assembly elections in crucial states , As Reported By Hindustan Times". He also hailed BJP's campaign against "Jihadi-Red terror" for drawing big crowds, reported NDTV.
Adityanath also raked up the issue of "love jihad" and said that it was a "dangerous trend" being inadequately dealt with by the CPM government. Peaceful Kerala is turning violent and the communist ideology is spreading here. "The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it", Yogi added.