There seems to be no end to the poster war in India polity. In the latest instance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra has tweeted a poster of the CPM in Kerala featuring North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
Posting a photo of the poster, which Patra claims belongs to the CPM, he said, “No wonder they have converted Kerala into killing fields for their opponents”.
He further took a dig at the Left party, saying “hope the left is not planning to launch missiles at the RSS, BJP offices.”
His tweet said, “Kim Jong-un finds place in CPM’s posters in Kerala!! No wonder they have converted Kerala into Killing fields for their opponents! Hope the left is not planning to launch missiles at the RSS,BJP offices as their next gruesome agenda!”
Kim Jong-un finds place in CPM’s posters in Kerala!!
No wonder they have converted Kerala into Killing fields for their opponents!
Hope the left is not planning to launch missiles at the RSS,BJP offices as their next gruesome agenda! pic.twitter.com/6LHf1dVtAy
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) December 17, 2017
The BJP has in the recent past taken up the issue of political violence in Kerala with assertion. Top BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have participated in “Jan Rakshha Yatra” organised by the party in Kerala.
Amit Shah had kisckstarted the yatra in the state on October 3, which went on for 15 days. Union Minister Smriti Irani had also participated in the yatra.
Later, Shah had asked Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan if he was prepared to take moral responsibility for “killing of 13 innocent BJP/RSS workers”.
Addressing party workers at Puthrikandam maidan in Thirvananthapuram on the conclusion of the party's 15-day 'Jan Raksha Yatra', Shah had alleged that the 13 workers were killed after the present government came to power in May last year.
"I am asking the Kerala chief minister, whether he is prepared to take moral responsiblity for the killing of 13 BJP/RSS workers in the state after the LDF government came to power," he had said.
The padayatra had criss-crossed 11 districts in the state with four chief ministers, including Yogi Aditiyanath of Uttar Pradesh, senior party leaders and Union ministers taking part in the high-pitched campaign against the ruling LDF.
Remarks by BJP leaders also kicked up controversies as the march progressed.
Adityanath wanted Kerala to learn from UP's record in health care and Goa chief minister Manohar Parikkar alleged that Kerala was being ruled by 'rogues', triggering counter remarks from the CPI-M.
Shah had skipped the march through Pinarayi, the chief minister's home town, in Kannur district, as he had to rush to Delhi for an important meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.