Over 120 BJP Workers Killed Since CPI(M) Came to Power: Amit Shah

Shah was addressing the Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi, which he had also held in Kerala earlier in the week.

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File image of BJP President Amit Shah.

After flagging of the Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala earlier in the week, and having to leave it midway, BJP party president Amit Shah held another yatra in Delhi on 8 October. The rally was aimed at drawing attention to the murders of BJP’s workers in Kerala, allegedly by the CPI(M).

Speaking at the Delhi event, Shah said:

Life can be taken with a bullet, but bodies of our workers were chopped to pieces to instil fear. But, even then, we aren’t scared of sacrifice.
BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi.
BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi.
(Photo: ANI)

Stating that the CPI(M) was behind the murders, Shah said that its members ought to be ashamed of themselves.

He added that for BJP workers, their party is the ideology and they are “not scared of sacrificing for the nation and the party ideology.”

Remember one thing, the BJP workers won’t tolerate many killings of its workers. We won’t reply violence with violence as we are not communists, but we will spread awareness against political killings.

Shah also said that most of the killings happened in the home district of the Kerala Chief Minister in Kannur.

In Kerala, when BJP people are killed no arrest is made... All the murders are being done on the orders of the Chief Minister. I want to tell the Communists, and Congress who support their ideology, that Communism has ended in the world and the Congress has ended in India. And the BJP which started with only 10 party members, is now the world’s biggest party with over 11 crore party workers.

Slamming human rights groups for taking out candle marches against the killings of Leftists in the country, Shah said:

Violence is violence. And I challenge the champions of human rights who take out protests to condemn the killings of a communist worker why they remain mute when our party workers are killed.

(With inputs from IANS)

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