Two days after a RSS worker was brutally attacked by miscreants in Kerala, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Tuesday hit out at the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and asked him if people of the state have CPI-M a mandate “to kill BJP and RSS workers.”
Shah was in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram to conclude the ‘Janaraksha Yatra’.
The BJP chief on the concluding day of ‘Janaraksha Yatra’ said, “At least 13 BJP-RSS workers have been murdered and most of them in the Kannur district after the the arrival of this government to power in Kerala."
Shah dared the Kerala Chief Minister to fight on the development plank.
During the completion program of the rally the BJP president also questioned the Vijayan if he was ready to take the moral responsibility for the killings of RSS-BJP workers.
He added, “Violence in Kerala is not new and political killings in the state has always increased whenever CPI-M is in power.”
Stating an example he said that at least 30 BJP-RSS workers were killed in Kerala between 1996 and 2001 the period when the CPI-M was in mandate.
Shah during the rally also suggested the CPI-M leaders in Kerala to mend their ways to have people’s mandate.
He said, “Congress rule ended due to “corruption and nepotism and CPI-M’s rule will come to end because of violence.”
Before ending his speech Shah promised the families of murdered workers that he will not let their assailants go free.
'Janaraksha Yatra' was flagged-off by Shah on October 3 from Kannur, the northern district of the state with a history of clashes between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS workers and home district of Kerala chief minister. The 14-day rally was called by the BJP to mark protest against the political violence allegedly unleashed by the CPI-M.