Aiming to highlight the increasing political violence in Kerala as well as the growing jihadi terrorism, BJP national president Amit Shah will be launching a padyatra in the state. His padyatra will take the route along the house of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The padyatra is scheduled for October 3. The BJP unit in Kerala said that the decision to organize the padyatra was taken in August, after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member E Rajesh was brutally murdered on July 29. The yatra will also protest against the rising incidences of jihadi terrorism being carried out in the state.
Providing the details of the padyatra, BJP coordinator V Muraleedharan said that the state-wide yatra will be launched by Shah on October 3. It will begin from Payanur in Kannur district. After walking for three days, Shah and other party workers will reach the CM’s house on October 5. The same evening, a public meeting will be organized in Tellichery. The padyatra will conclude on October 17 and on the last day a public meeting will be organized in Thiruvananthapuram.
Muraleedharan explained that most people from RSS and BJP were attacked in Kannur district. “Apart from the fight against the political violence of the CPI-M, this yatra is also to highlight the spurt in jihadi terrorism as we have seen that people from Kerala are also part of those who joined the Islamic State group,” said Muraleedharan.