Kerala yatra loses fizz as Amit Shah quits abruptly

Kristopher Drake
October 6, 2017

Sat Sharma, while addressing, criticised Kerala Government for its indifference towards ever increasing number of attacks on activists and their families affiliated with BJP and RSS. Although Amit Shah flagged off the campaign against the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) rule in Kerala at Payyunur on Tuesday, he cut short his visit to the state and returned to Delhi for an "emergency" meeting.

Taking on his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath, Vijayan posted on social media, "I am thanking you for giving an opportunity to tell the country that the infant mortality rate in Kerala is far better than (even) developed countries". "The response of the people has been good", he said.As the Yogi government has merely completed six months in power with no major projects to showcase, the BJP plans to highlight the measures taken by his government on the Hindutva plank.

Meanwhile, Shah on Thursday skipped the second leg of the party's padayatra in Kerala to make himself available for a meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi.

Rajashekharan said Shah's presence in the yatra was not required to offer resistance to CPI (M) workers of Pinarayi village.

Led by BJP State President and MLA, Sat Sharma, MP Lok Sabha, Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas and State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul, leaders of State, District, Mandal, Wards and Morchas participated in the foot march while airing slogans against Kerala Government asking it to stop mayhem.

According to reports, PM Modi and other leaders are reviewing the state of economy in view of the RBI survey which predicts a bleak scenario. Channels loyal to BJP and RSS have provided more than adequate coverage to the political violence in the state.

But all this came to nought as Kummanam Rajasekharan, State BJP president and yatra leader, announced to a stunned gathering of party workers at Mambaram that Shah would not join them since he had left for Delhi. "If you try to threaten us, remember that we are always ready to take up such challenges", he said reacting to Yogi Adityanath's statements on Wednesday.

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