BJP holds alliance talks with Kerala's new party
New Delhi/Thiruvanthapuram, Jan 17: Leaders of the BJP and newly formed Bharath Dharma Ja Se (BDJS) of Vellapalli tesan held talks in New Delhi on Sunday on their possible alliance in Kerala. State Bharatiya Jata Party chief Kummam Rajasekheran, his predecessor V. Muraleedharan and BDJS leader and tesan’s son Tushar Vellapalli held a meeting with tiol BJP president Amit Shah on the matter. The assembly elections in Kerala are likely to be held in April/May this year.
tesan, a Hindu Ezhava leader, launched his political party last year. tesan heads the powerful Sree raya Dharma Paripala Yogam, a social organisation of the Hindu Ezhava comunity. “We discussed the overall political scerio in Kerala, where a strong resentment prevails against the fronts led by the leftist opposition and the ruling Congress. Talks were held on how to appraoch the coming assembly polls. More talks will be held in Kerala,” Rajasekheran told reporters in Delhi after the meeting. The first round of parleys for the new alliance were held by Rajasekheran at tesan’s residence on December 26. The upcoming ‘yatra’ of Rajasekheran later this month from Kasargode district in north Kerala also came up for discussion at Sunday’s meeting. Union minister M. Venkaiah idu will flag off the rally while union Home Minister Rajth Singh will be the chief guest at the yatra’s culmition in the state capital next month. The BJP is yet to open its account in the 140-member Kerala assembly. (IANS)