BJP trying to build political base in Kerala through violence, will not win: Yechury

Veteran CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has accused the BJP of inciting violence against his party workers in Kerala

New Delhi: CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, on Tuesday accused the RSS-BJP of triggering violence in Kerala. He further stated that if it continued to do so, the saffron party would not win even a single seat in the state.

Yechury made the statement after leading a march to the BJP headquarters here, countering the latter's two-week long ‘Janraksha Yatra,’ or “people's protection rally”, in Kerala, which concludes on Tuesday.

"We warn the BJP that if they continue to create violence in Kerala, they will not have even one elected MLA from the state," Yechury said, addressing his party workers in front of the BJP office.

The Left party's march was in protest against the alleged acts of violence by the RSS-BJP in Kerala, while the BJP's rallies highlighted what it described as violence by the Left.

Yechury was joined by other party leaders and workers at the rally.

"The BJP-RSS is trying to build up their political and social base through violence and terror," Yechury claimed.

The CPI(M) leader took a dig at BJP president Amit Shah, and said that he "ran away from Kerala and came back to Delhi, as he had to save his son who is been accused of corruption".

Yechury was referring to a recent report in a news portal which alleged that a firm owned by Shah's son Jay, saw a huge rise in its turnover after the BJP came to power in 2014. The BJP rejected the accusations as "false, derogatory and defamatory".

Challenging the ruling party at the Centre, Yechury further stated that the "red flag" -- a reference to the Left's symbol – cannot be removed from India.

"If the BJP thinks it can remove the red flag from the country, then they are mistaken, as the flag has removed fascist forces from the world," he said.

Earlier the Left party leader had said its workers were capable of giving a "suitable answer" if saffron outfits did not stop political violence.

( Source : PTI )
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