The presence of ministers like Nirmala Sitharaman, Ananth Kumar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Giriraj Singh, Smriti Irani, J.P. Nadda, V.K. Singh, and Kerala's own Alphons Kannanthanam is expected to send a message to the people of the state - that the BJP is giving a lot of importance to the coastal state.
The BJP leader said political violence shoots up in Kerala whenever the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) comes to power.
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Before the launch of the 15-day long yatra, Shah offered prayers at the famous Rajarajeswara Temple in Taliparamba of Kannur district.
The BJP, which has so far been on the margins of Kerala politics, hopes the yatra will pitch it centrestage.
Shah also said his party would use democratic means to fight Left rule in the state. "Through this yatra, the party will apprise people of the country about the inhuman acts of Leftists in Kerala". The rally was initiated from Dharmodayam, the assembly constituency and hometown of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. "Satyagrahas will be staged in all state capitals from Wednesday till October 17", said the BJP chief.
According to the sources during the 15-day long yatra, at least one Union minister would be present on each day of the march and some BJP chief ministers might also join them. "In democracy, democratic protest is the way to go", he said.
He warned that the CPI (M) will be exposed at the national level by BJP workers.
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The BJP president arrived in Kerala early in the morning.
The JanaRakshaYatra, a protest march to expose the atrocities against BJP and RSS workers, was kicked off from Payyannur.
This Yatra will start on Wednesday from Delhi BJP office and will be joined by party Vice President Delhi Incharge Shyam Jaju, and Union Minister Jitender Singh and will conclude with a sit-in and demonstration at the CPM office at Bhai Veer Singh Marg in central Delhi.
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