Adityanath said that Kerala had been witnessing political violence sponsored by the ruling CPM. But he failed to turn up much to the disappointment of the BJP state leaders. They alleged that the CPM activists are perpetrating communal violence in the country.
Addressing a press conference here, CPI-M General secretary Sitaram Yechury said "The entire cycle of violence was started by the Rashtriaya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on the day assembly election results were announced in Kerala previous year".More news: Wendell Smallwood finds pay dirt as Eagles edge Chargers
It pointed out that as the Home Minister under now Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Shah was booked in a false encounter case in which Sohrabuddin and his wife Kauser Bi were killed by police while in their illegal custody.
The Jan Raksha Yatra (people's protection march) from Payyannur will travel through the state before culminating in Thiruvananthapuram on 17 October.
Calling the "Jana Raksha Yatra", launched by BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday, a "damp squib", he said Kerala has nothing to learn from a party that considers Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as God. The BJP has not yet said who will lead the yatra on Thursday.More news: New Range Rover Sport SVR And Plug-In Hybrid Option Unveiled
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. However, Mr Shah's "sudden change of plan", left the BJP red faced in Kerala as thousands of BJP workers and leaders were lined up with placards and posters to greet him during saffron party's ongoing "Janraksha Yatra" against the "Red terror" and spurt in jihadi terror.
In a hard-hitting speech, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday that the BJP-RSS had terribly underestimated Kerala and its people.
Rajashekharan said Shah's presence in the yatra was not required to offer resistance to CPI (M) workers of Pinarayi village.More news: Why this Yankee playoff legend can foresee big playoff run in Bronx