The rallies will begin on October 3 and conclude on October 16.

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and Kanam Rajendran to lead LDF rallies in Kerala
news Politics Friday, September 08, 2017 - 09:37

The rallies by the Left Democratic Front in the state in October will be led by CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran.

CPI (M) and CPI are the two major partners of the LDF, the CPI being the largest party after the CPI (M).

The rallies will begin on October 3 and conclude on October 16

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan will lead the northern rally while Kanam Rajendran will lead the southern rally. 

There will be a mass convention every day at the concluding point. The rallies will be accorded receptions in at least one point in each assembly constituency.

“The northern rally will begin from Mancheswaram in Kasargode and conclude in Thrissur. The southern rally will begin from Thiruvananthapuram and conclude in Ernakulam. Leaders representing all LDF constituents will be part of both rallies which will cover all assembly constituencies in 14 days,” said LDF convener Vaikom Viswan, reports Times of India.

BJP chief Amit Shah is coming to the state in September or October to take part in the Janareksha yathra to be led by the party’s state president Kummanam Rajasekharan. The rally which was planned from September 16 to October 26 was postponed. 

Amit Shah, along with chief ministers of the BJP ruled states, is expected to take part in the rally, which the party claims to be against the political violence unleashed by the CPI (M).

“The situation is becoming so bad that all democratic approaches are silenced in our country. The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh is the latest example. Our identity was unity in diversity. But unfortunately, efforts are on to destroy the federal structure of the country. There are attempts to sabotage the state government since it has been opposing such trends,” Viswan said, TOI reports says.

“The rallies would highlight the achievements of the LDF government and would explain its people friendly policies. Our focus is not only to expose the communal politics of Amit Shah, we would rather expose the economic policies, the not so open agenda behind it and the communal agenda of the Modi government,”  Vaikom Viswan had earlier told TNM.


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