Mohan Bhagawat on Saturday said, "Jihadi elements are acting out their violence in Kerala and Bengal, and while people are resisting, the state governments are supporting these anti-national forces by not fulfilling their duty, they (state governments) are on their side".
Meanwhile, a heated war of words sparked off between the Pinarayi Vijayan and union minister Prakash Javadekar over the latter's remarks on Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) and its rule in Kerala.
The BJP will expose CPI (M)'s political intolerance and throw enough light on growing fundamentalist activities in the state, said state president Kummanam Rajasekharan, who is leading the yatra. "But when BJP workers, who are supporters of a nationalistic thinking, are brutally killed, then the silence of these so-called custodians of human rights becomes risky for the country", Tiwari said. The march is expected to travel through the state before culminating in Thiruvananthapuram on October 17. Responding to a Facebook post of Vijayan lashing out at Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS said that the Kerala CM was playing with fire. "We wanted to stand with our workers and their families and make situation where there's no further political violence", he added.
Amit Shah to launch the padyatra today in protest against the killing of RSS workers.
The march will pass through Pinarayi Vijayan's home town in Kannur.
Shah, who walked seven kilometers accompanied by hundreds of BJP supporters, many of them carrying the party flag, was also critical of human rights activists whom he accused of raking up issues of intolerance only when it suited them.
"District BJP representatives showed much enthusiasm in welcoming Amit Shah at Mangaluru airport and the entire city was decorated to welcome the BJP president". The attack took place around 9:30pm when the BJP workers were decorating a part of the National Highway 66 for the march.