Amit targets communists on Tripura violence issue in Kerala
By Our Correspondent, 03/10/2017, Agartala

Amit Shah today lashed out at Kerala's CPM and blamed the party for supporting political violence in the state."End of CPM will herald the end of political violence," Shah said on Tuesday, after he flagged off the Janaraksha Yatra in Payyannur, Kannur. The BJP vice-president also said that wherever CPM ruled  be it Kerala, West Bengal or Tripura  political violence followed. Shah also called all BJP workers to unite so they could end the violence.He had previously said that more than 120 workers of the BJP had succumbed to death due to political violence till now and blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the killings of party workers.As part of a 154-kilometre yatra that started on Tuesday and will go on till 17 October, Shah walked seven kilometres in Kannur.

On Thursday, he will join the march to walk another eight kilometres with the state BJP president Kummanam Rajasharan and others.The yatra which will end in Thiruvananthapuram will cover 11 districts in Kerala and is seen as a strong move to tap into Kerala's vote bank.Earlier during the day, Shah also announced a two-week 'padyatra' in all state capitals from Wednesday against the CPM's alleged targeting of his party's workers."CPM should self introspect. Why did their presence disappear from the world and is disappearing from India, too? The reason is political violence. On one side, Congress is disappearing and on other side BJP is progressing with our ideology," he said."More the mud of violence, more the lotus will bloom," he had said.