The BJP currently has only one MLA in the Kerala Legislative Assembly. The BJP is working towards winning significant seats in the coming elections. As part of this, the Marxist and Congress parties have been actively trying to shock the minorities by substantially joining the party.
Accordingly, retired IPS officer Jacob Thomas joined the BJP. At the same time, the BJP has sided with former chief minister Oommen Chandy to block the Kerala Janapaksam party from joining the Congress alliance.
PC George’s Janapaksham party, which is the MLA from Poonjar constituency, has good influence in Kottayam district. George, a six-time MLA from the same constituency, has now moved to the BJP alliance. George, a Christian who built the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, has pledged a thousand rupees as his share to secure the alliance.
The BJP had already fielded former IAS officer Alphonse Kannandan, a member of the minority community, from Rajasthan. Through him, the voice of the BJP is being added to the minority community. Top BJP senior executive Shoba Surendran and former state president Kummanam Rajasekaran prepared to welcome the Muslim League party. Meanwhile, the Congress party has announced 23 constituencies ahead of the Muslim League.
Similarly, Kerala State BJP Election Commissioner and Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan met Bishop George Alancheri of the Seromalabar Churches yesterday. After that, we will give the opportunity to Christian candidates to contest in Kerala BJP, said Ashwat Narayan.
Meanwhile, many including Kerala ‘Metroman’ E.Tharan and iconic actor Krishnakumar have joined the BJP. In this situation, many including retired judges Raveendran, Chidambaram and former DGP Venugopal joined the BJP yesterday. The administration expects the strength of the BJP to increase in Kerala.