Thursday, February 4th, 2016

As BJP targets Kerala, Amit Shah wants workers to get ready for polls

Narada Desk | February 4, 2016 4:56 pm Print
Amit Shah, BJP president

Amit Shah, BJP president

BJP party President Amit Shah  who arrived in Kochi to plan his party’s strategy in the forthcoming Kerala assembly polls  has described  the current political climate in Kerala as “very conducive” for BJP to come to power. Sensing the mood  a confident Shah  urged cadres to make special efforts to woo various sections, including minorities, to ensure its victory in the coming assembly elections.

The current political climate in the state, where the party has so far not been able to open its account either in Lok Sabha or Assembly elections, was “very conducive” for BJP, he said referring to the good show by the party in the recent civic polls and the “positive response” to the yatra.

The meeting of core-group leaders of Kerala called by Shah reportedly according to media reports  discussed about the candidates to be fielded in 10 selected constituencies in Kerala where the BJP has considerable influence and hopes to make some unexpected wins. The BJP state leadership has been told to keep in mind the winnability of individuals while selecting candidates.

“Now we have to generate confidence among the people that the party will come to power,” he said, while calling for an action plan at the ward level to galvanise the party.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, Kummanam Rajasekharan, who was recently appointed to the post of state party chief to steer it in the polls, said the party would soon constitute a 15-member election committee to finalise the candidate list. “Several prominent personalities will be in the list,” he said.

Asked whether he would be in the fray, Kummanam Rajasekharan, who had been in the forefront of many agitations in the state, said he was “bound to obey whatever decision the party takes”.