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Yogi Adityanath in Kerala for protest, says no scope for political violence in democracy

Keecheri: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath marched to voice his protest against the CPM allegedly targeting BJP workers in  the state and said there was no scope for political violence in a democracy.

File image of Yogi Adityanath. PTI

File image of Yogi Adityanath. PTI

Adityanath was joined by Kerala BJP unit president Kummanam Rajashekharan in the seven-kilometre march.

"There is no scope for political violence in a democracy but unfortunately Kerala, God's own land, is witnessing politically sponsored violence," Adityanath told PTI.

"With this yatra we will make people aware about the misrule of the CPM. People are also coming out in huge numbers in support of this," he added.

BJP president Amit Shah launched the Janaraksha Yatra (people's protection march) from Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home town in Kannur district.

The yatra (people's protection march) will travel through the state before culminating in Thiruvananthapuram on 17 October.

Several Union ministers will also participate in the march under the theme of 'All have to live! Against Jihadi-Red Terror'.

Shah, who is on a three-day visit to the state, had also announced a 'padyatra' in all state capitals against the CPM's alleged targeting of his party workers and questioned Vijayan over the political violence in the state.

As many as 120 BJP workers, 84 in Kannur alone, have been killed in the state since 2001 with 14 of them in the chief minister's home town since he took over the reigns last year, the BJP has alleged.

Published Date: Oct 04, 2017 14:18 PM | Updated Date: Oct 04, 2017 14:18 PM

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