Kasaragod, Feb 16: The northern region Kerala Samarakshana Yathra (Kerala Protection March), under the aegis of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), got underway here on Saturday.
The CPI (M) general secretary Seetharam Yechury flagged off the march, led by the CPI State secretary Kanam Rajendran, at a function at Uppala near Kasaragod on Saturday evening.
The southern region rally, from Thiruvananthapuram to Thrissur, led by CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was flagged off by the CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy, on Thursday. Both these rallies will culminate at Thrissur on March 2. (UNI)