133rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra45019628703015842 Tamil Nadu2632222022834241 Andhra Pradesh166586886781537 Karnataka139571625002594 Delhi1384821242544021 Uttar Pradesh97362553931778 West Bengal78232548181731 Telangana6766048609551 Gujarat64684476632504 Bihar5956738508336 Rajasthan4555532051719 Assam4527633429109 Haryana3717330470440 Odisha3629723074248 Madhya Pradesh3428524099900 Kerala268731527885 Jammu and Kashmir2200614032407 Punjab1852711882442 Jharkhand135004794125 Chhatisgarh9820725661 Uttarakhand7800453890 Goa6816487656 Tripura5389360527 Puducherry3982241156 Manipur292017667 Himachal Pradesh2818165813 Nagaland21296574 Arunachal Pradesh175810633 Chandigarh116070619 Meghalaya9022645 Sikkim6882971 Mizoram4962660
Nation Politics 21 Sep 2018 ‘BJP potential ...

‘BJP potential underestimated’

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 21, 2018, 2:13 am IST
Updated Sep 21, 2018, 2:13 am IST
The preparations for the Lok Sabha elections had taken a back seat after the floods hit the state.
P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
 P.S. Sreedharan Pillai

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The BJP has not gained much headway in the state after Mr P.S. Sreedharan Pillai took over as state president nearly two months ago. He feels that the media has not given adequate attention to his work though his party colleagues say that Mr Pillai has failed to tap the goodwill received by the RSS and BJP during the flood relief activities.

The preparations for the Lok Sabha elections had taken a back seat after the floods hit the state. Mr Pillai claimed that the volunteers of Sevabharati, the community service wing under the RSS, did a yeoman service to the flood-affected people, but the media had ignored it.

 

“The honeymoon period of my new job is still on. The recent secretariat dharna against the LDF government had received wide support from the people. The potential of the BJP is being underestimated,” he said.

He had claimed in Kannur on Tuesday that a ‘strongman’ will join the BJP at the time of the Lok Sabha elections. There were rumours earlier that Congress leader K. Sudhakaran would join the BJP as he was offered a Rajya Sabha seat and adequate money to strengthen the BJP in the state. But Mr Sudhakaran denied it. 

 

A senior BJP leader told DC that several top Congress leaders were unhappy with the dominance of the ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups in the party.

“Top Congress leaders like V. M. Sudheeran, P. J. Kurien, K. Sudhakaran and Rajmohan Unnithan may create a split in the party in due course. There are many second rung leaders who are unhappy with the KPCC leadership,” he said.

The first BJP state council meeting after Mr Pillai took over his new role will be held in Kochi on September 27 which will be inaugurated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The meeting will approve the appointment of Mr Pillai and prepare a plan of action for the Lok Sabha elections.

 

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT