The yatra which was scheduled to start on September 7, has been postponed to October.

BJP postpones padayatra in Kerala Jayarajan alleges Shahs visit meant to foment trouble
news Politics Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:29

The BJP has postponed its Janaraksha Yatra which was scheduled to start on September 7 due to the inconvenience of the party chief Amit Shah and other leaders who will be taking part in it.

"The yatra to be led by BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan which was scheduled to commence on September 7, has been postponed to October," said a release issued by the party on Tuesday.

The BJP had planned the padayatra from Payynur in Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram "to highlight the violence unleashed by the ruling CPI (M) in the state". 

Apart from Amit Shah and national BJP leaders, chief ministers of the BJP ruled states are to participate in the yatra.

"The decision to postpone the yatra was taken considering the inconvenience of Shah and other national leaders to take part in it. The revised date of the yatra will be announced later," the release said, reports Mathrubhumi Online.

Meanwhile CPI (M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan alleged that Shah's visit to the state was to create trouble. 

"The slogan of the march is that everyone should have a right to live. If it is so, he should lead a march in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, where his party is in power. The law and order situation has broken down in those states." the report quotes Jayarajan.

The report states, "The Sangh Parivar has been intolerant as the Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF government in the state was surging ahead with mass support. Amit Shah's visit to Kerala is to create trouble, to defame the state which is known for its secular and democratic credentials. There is tension only in the minds of the BJP-RSS activists," Jayarajan told reporters.

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