NDA fields Thushar Vellappally against Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad; BDJS chief is favoured among Ezhava community
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday announced that Thushar Vellappally of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), an ally of the saffron party in Kerala, will be the ruling NDA's candidate against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad. Meanwhile, the main opposition, LDF has fielded CPI’s PP Suneer from the Wayanad constituency.
Ahead of the crucial by-election in Kerala's Chengannur, the NDA's second biggest constituent, the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) on Sunday decided to continue its "non-cooperation" with the BJP as their demands are yet to be met, said its top leader.
Narendra Modi government-led central government's policy is to have very good Centre-state relations, newly sworn-in Minister of State
BJP's clean image has suffered a dent in Kerala after an internal probe committee report found members of the Kerala BJP unit taking money to provide Medical Council of India recognition
BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday wound up his three-day Kerala visit with a call to the party workers to strive hard to "utilise the space" in the southern state's political arena, saying there was "enough potential" for the saffron party's growth there.
After a wave of lull across the state against the backdrop of the Kollam temple tragedy, campaigning for the 16 May assembly polls in Kerala has slowly picking up momentum with leaders of political parties visiting localities across the state to influence voters.