Bharatiya Janata Party’s Janaraksha Yatra, a foot-march to ‘expose’ the ”violent politics” pursued by Communist Party of India (Marxist), would enter Kozhikode district on October 7.
Announcing the program, party district president Jayachandran Master said the foot-march led by BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan would reach Vatakara at 1000 hrs, after criss-crossing CPI (M) stronghold Kannur, including Pinarayi, the native of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Public meetings would be held at Vatakara and later at Koyilandi, he said.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmedra Pradhan would join the yatra at Chetikkulam in Elathur assembly constituency at 1500 hrs, he said. He would then lead the foot-march till Muthalakkulam Maidan in the city where it would be concluded with a public meet at 1700 hrs.
About 25,000 people, including Yuva Morcha workers from outside the state, would walk down with the yatris, he said.
Besides, many Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states, Members of Parliament, among others, would join the walk.
He said the BJP is determined to take on the onslaught by the CPI (M) prompting it to take out the yatra aimed at exposing its deeds adding Kozhikode itself accounted for 19 balidanis (martyrs) even as CPI (M) blamed the former for indulging in the crime.
Claiming both the principal political formations in the state — LDF and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) — were worried over the success of the yatra which would conclude in Thiruvananthapuram on October 17.
This was evident from identical statements made by leaders of both the fronts, he said next of kins of balidanis would be honoured at the functions, he said.
BJP national president Amit Shah and Utter Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath joined the walk in Kannur yesterday.
The yatra, also aiming to interact with the people and create awareness on problem faced by BJP cadres in CPI (M) strongholds, would be taken out towards neighbouring Malappuram district on October 8, he added.