Thiruvananthapuram: BJP is on an exercise to gauge how many votes would all the 24, 000 plus booth committees bring.
The first leg is taking place on Sunday and the second on Saturday. They will also collect the expected vote share of the UDF and LDF too.
There are 24, 974 booth committees in the state for BJP. Currently, the BJP-RSS leadership have put high stakes on Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituencies.
If initially, the CPI’s campaigning was very brisk in Thiruvananthap-uram, after a certain period, it has slowed down. BJP and RSS camps feel that this will help them to garner more votes. RSS State secretary/Prantha Karyavahak P. Gopalan-kutty Master too confirmed to DC that BJP would walk away with Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha seats.
“RSS State leadership is yet to take stock taking measures in all the 20 Lok Sabha seats. But the two new prabharis/election in-charges of Kerala, Y. Satya Kumar, BJP national secretary from Andhra Pradesh and former MLA from Karnataka, Nirmal Surana appointed by Amit Shah, have been engaged in collecting statistics from across the State”, said Gopalankutty Master.
He also informed that Palakkad and Thrissur Lok Sabha candidates are also putting in an excellent fight by C. Krishnakumar and actor turned politician Suresh Gopi respectively. But a section of the BJP leaders is unhappy with the way the central election committee had charted the campaigning rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Initially, there were reports that Modi will be campaigning for BJP State general secretary K. Surendran who is contesting from Pathanamthitta. But ever since Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been announced as a candidate in Wayanad, the central election committee changed Modi’s itinerary in Kerala where he already addressed a public rally at Kozhikode beach. On Thursday, Modi will be arriving in Thiruvananthapuram to address Kummanam Rajasekharan’s public rally.
“The State Government has been deliberately not giving clearance to SPG for PM Modi to come to certain parts of the State due to Naxal threat and being hilly terrains. If Modi had been to other Naxal affected States in North India, it is because the local Governments had given him the clearance to visit”, added Gopalan Kutty Master.
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