Kannur: BJP began its farmers' march from Keezhattoor on Tuesday declaring that it would be Kerala CPM's Nandigram. The Keezhattoor-Kannur march was against the state's development at the cost of paddy fields and wetlands. “If Nandigram became the death knell of CPM in Bengal, the same will be replicated here. Not even a handful of the soil of Keezhattoor would be given for the corruption agenda of the government,” said BJP National secretary Ranjit Sinha, who led BJP’s protest in Nandigram.
Mr Sinha alleged that CPM has "designed Rs 300 crore worth corruption" through the sale of soil and under the garb of development. “The CPM is trying to snatch farmers’ land after eliminating them. The protest here is for their born-land. BJP is the first to declare solidarity with the protesting farmers,” he said. Mr Sinha flagged off the march led by P.K. Krishnadas. He put the soil brought from Nandigram in the fields along with Nambradath Janaki, the leader of ‘Vayalkilikal’, the farmers’ collective. Vayalkilikal leader Suresh Keezhattoor, BJP leaders C.K.Padmanabhan, P. Sathyaprakash, A.P Gangadharan, K.P Shreeshan and A.N Radhakrishnan, took part.