Jana raksha yatra enters Malappuram

The Jana Raksha Yatra of the BJP entered the district on Sunday.

Published: 09th October 2017 04:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2017 07:21 AM   |  A+A-

A kid kissing BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan when he arrived at Marad to visit the families of RSS-BJP workers on Sunday, as part of the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ | T P Sooraj

By Express News Service

MALAPPURAM:The Jana Raksha Yatra of the BJP entered the district on Sunday. While addressing the rally at Vengara, former Union Minister and BJP leader Syed Shahnavaz Hussain said India is the safest country for Muslims to live in. “Muslims are not safe in Iraq, Iran and Pakistan even though they are Muslim countries. Muslims are safe in the country as the Narendra Modi Government is obliged to ensure them any kind of facilities meant to help them lead their lives. The government is protecting 125 crore Indians and extending them all help without taking their caste and religion into consideration,” he said.

He said the gathering in Vengara was a warning to the so called secular forces. While referring to SDPI, he said the organisation is like Hafiz Saeed’s group in Pakistan. Union Minister for State for Power R K Singh inaugurated the rally at Vengara. He said the state is under the threat of terror of various outfits and the people should stand against those anti social elements. “Now the people have started reacting to it,” he said.

The yatra concluded at Edappal after covering Valanchery and Kuttippuram. The public conference held at Edappal marked the valediction and it was inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
The rally will cover Palakkad district on Monday. A reception will be held at Pattambi and Palakkad.

BJP demands investigation against Kunhalikutty

Kozhikode: BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh on Sunday demanded an investigation into the alleged involvement of IUML senior leader and MP P K Kunhalikutty in the sensational Marad violence case. “In a report of WikiLeaks, another IUML leader M K Muneer had revealed there was an unholy nexus between the National Democratic Front (NDF) and Kunhalikutty in connection with the violence case,” Ramesh told mediapersons here in connection with BJP’s Janaraksha Yathra. “Marad was a communal laboratory of jihadists in Kerala and leaders of the CPM, the Congress and the IUML had involvement in the communal violence,” said the BJP leader. “But all these parties are keeping mum on the matter. Former MP E Ahamed of IUML had destroyed all vital evidence in the case. His involvement should also be probed.” BJP state leader further alleged the CPM is supporting the jihadists in the state. “State government’s stance opposing NIA investigation into the Hadiya case and CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishan’s statement against the ban of Popular Front of India (PFI) has proved it,” Ramesh said. “The government should immediately ban the PFI, one of the recruiting agencies of ISIS, as it has become a threat to the national security.”

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