Amit Shah to join yatra through CPI(M) hotbed in Kannur today


BJP national president Amit Shah will rejoin the Kerala Janaraksha Yatra as it passes through the CPI(M) hotbed in Kannur, especially Pinarayi, the hometown of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, today.

The third day of the yatra is scheduled to resume at Mambaram and end in Thalassery, a vulnerable route marked for its political significance, under a tight security vigil.

Amit Shah may have reserved his harshest diatribe against the 'CPI(M) misrule' in the state as he prepares to take on the CPI(M) lion Vijayan in his own den on the third day of the yatra.

The BJP national president had stolen the march on the first day by joining the walk along a distance of eight km, which was as unexpected for the co-yatris as it was revealing for political observers.

Given this, they expect nothing less than a focused and sustained attack against the CPI(M) today in an attempt to invite maximum media attention to the yatra and make it a widely televised event.

The presence of yatris holding placards with slogans in English points to the detailed planning by the organisers to ensure the widest possible coverage.

Yesterday, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the star of the yatra as he went hammer and tongs against the state government for its appeasement politics.

But observers said it was notable that the firebrand ambassador of hardline Hindutva was restrained in his public utterances and avoided the urge to get into what they described as potentially divisive agenda.

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Published on October 05, 2017
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