Taking a dig at the absence of BJP president Amit Shah, who was scheduled to join the march from Mambaram to Thalassery here on Thursday, CPI (M) district secretary P. Jayarajan said the yatra had become a deflated balloon after Mr. Shah made a decision to skip the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "urgently", resulting in speculations. He said, "From 2000 to 2017, Kerala Police figures show, 85 CPI (M) workers and 65 RSS (and BJP) workers were killed". The senior BJP leader arrived at Mangalore airport early this morning and reached the temple by road from Bakel, an official in the party's state media department said. "The CPM doesn't believe in democracy".
The CPI (M) has accused BJP President Amit Shah of unleashing "lumpen politics" against it in Kerala but said the Marxists won't be cowed down. "We will launch a nationwide protest against what RSS is doing in Kerala". The people of Kerala will oust the present Government of Kerala for its erroneous policies and Jehadi Terrorism, paving way for the popular government of BJP in Kerala, he added. They haven't quite been able to comprehend the collective psyche of the latter, he said.
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He added that the BJP would not allow Kerala to become a land of 'lal salaam', a term used by communist party members for greeting each other.
The Kerala High Court had cancelled the marriage of Hadiya and directed her to be under her parents' protective custody.
Yogi Adityanath had kept up the pressure on the ruling CPM government on Wednesday, walking around 13 km through the town and launch a blistering attack on the state government for what he called was an environment of "jihadi terror" and "dangerous trend of love jihad". Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took over the baton on Wednesday. The Kerala government has not taken effective steps to check it. "The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it", News18 quoted the chief minister as saying.