BJP Kerala state president Rajasekharan confirmed that Shah had to attend a meeting with Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi.
With sluggish economy and Gujarat elections emerging as a major concern, the top three of the BJP, Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, finance minister, Mr Arun Jaitley and BJP president, Mr Amit Shah got into a huddle on Thursday.
BJP has set off on a 15-day foot march under the leadership of its chief Amit Shah to protest the CPI-M's alleged violence against its party workers.
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Meanwhile, BJP party circles dismissed insinuations that Shah had chosen to skip both the second and third days of the yatra after the tepid response it had generated.
However, a report in the Deccan Herald had said that the visit was postponed as the RSS believed that the state BJP leaders are not committed to strengthening the party. He was accompanied by state BJP leaders. Yesterday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, had led the yatra and accused the Left party of promoting "jihadi terrorism". He said, "From 2000 to 2017, Kerala Police figures show, 85 CPI (M) workers and 65 RSS (and BJP) workers were killed".
After a bandh was enforced, BJP cadre walked on empty streets in Kannur, the home turf of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "They can have a sound sleep in the night only after spreading pessimism among the people", Modi told the gathering of company secretaries here at the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).
Yogi strongly condemned the alleged ongoing forced conversions of Hindu women in Kerala and said- "Love Jihad is an alleged trend of Muslim boys tricking non-Muslim girls into marriage", Yogi added. "The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it", Yogi added.