BJP national president Amit Shah has accused the ruling LDF government in Kerala of trying to stop the growth of the saffron party through violence. 

The veteran leader condemned the killing of an RSS worker, allegedly by CPM activists, in Kannur last week, saying the Kerala  government should work as per law and the Constitution and not through the party ideology.

"If the government fails to check the political violence, the BJP and the Sangh Parivar will lead a very big agitation, along with the people of Kerala," Shah said in Kochi on Tuesday before leaving for a three-day visit to Lakhshadweep.

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"From the manner in which the attacks are happening against BJP and RSS workers, it is clear that this Left government is trying to stop BJP's growth in Kerala through violence. BJP and RSS workers are being attacked and killed mercilessly and the CPM-led government is not concerned about stopping it. The Marxist party cannot stop the popularity of the saffron party though violence," the BJP chief pointed out.

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Shah alleged that ever since the LDF government came to power in Kerala, 13 BJP and RSS workers have been killed. He stressed that it was not a coincidence, and it was impossible that so many attacks could have taken place without the backing of the government and administration. The law and order situation has deteriorated and the government, despite the killings, is not concerned, he claimed. 

(with PTI inputs)