UP CM to join 'Jana Raksha Yatra' in Kerala on Wednesday

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 03, 2017 21:37 hrs
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New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will join "Jana Raksha Yatra" or "March for People's Protection" on Wednesday, a day after BJP President Amit Shah launched it on Tuesday from Payyannur in Kannur district, the party said.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-ji to lead the Jan Raksha Yatra tomorrow (Wednesday) from Kechery to Kannur," the Kerala unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said in a tweet.

The march, a show of strength by the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), will pass through 11 of the 14 districts in Kerala and end in Thiruvananthapuram on October 17 when Shah will be present again.

Apart from Yogi, senior union ministers, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states, will also join and address the Yatra.

The BJP, which has just one member in the 140-seat Kerala Assembly, is highlighting the issue of political killings through this Yatra.

While inaugurating the Yatra, Shah launched a scathing attack on Kerala's ruling LDF, saying Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was to blame for the murders of BJP and RSS workers in the state.

An aggressive Shah said that as many as 120 BJP and RSS workers had been murdered in Kerala since 2001 and asked the CPI-M-led LDF government to let the people know who was responsible for the killings.

The Delhi unit of BJP will also take out a Jana Raksha Yatra in entire Delhi from October 4 to protest the brutal murder of party workers in Kerala which will continue till October 16.

"Besides 'dharna' (sit-in), 'pradarshan' (demonstration) and 'padyatra' (march) by the party leaders a photo exhibition will also be organised to expose the inhuman acts of the leftist parties," Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari told reporters.

This Yatra will start on Wednesday from Delhi BJP office and will be joined by party Vice President Delhi Incharge Shyam Jaju, and Union Minister Jitender Singh and will conclude with a sit-in and demonstration at the CPM office at Bhai Veer Singh Marg in central Delhi.

Tiwari said that the RSS and BJP workers were being selectively murdered in Kerala.

"An atmosphere of terror is being created in order to finish the spirit of nationalism under a conspiracy. When terrorists are killed by the army, then so called custodians of human rights raise hue and cry. But when BJP workers, who are supporters of a nationalistic thinking, are brutally killed, then the silence of these so-called custodians of human rights becomes dangerous for the country," Tiwari said.