BJP national president JP Nadda began his two-day visit to Kerala on Wednesday to launch the NDA’s assembly election campaign in the state. Nadda was given a rousing reception at Thiruvananthapuram where he landed at around 1 pm.
The BJP national president, accompanied by state leaders and state in-charges, took out a road show from the airport along with hundreds of party workers on two wheelers. Nadda will participate in the core committee meeting of the party at its state headquarters and will address the media in the afternoon. The BJP chief is scheduled to attend a number of programmes, hold meetings with alliance partners and visit local temples. Nadda will attend the Kerala BJP core committee meeting ahead of the seat-sharing discussions and candidates selection regarding Kerala Assembly elections, which are expected to be held in April-May this year. Next day, he will visit Kochi for a brief period and hold separate meetings with NDA alliance partners in Kerala. He will then proceed to Thrissur where he will address a meeting of BJP state office bearers in-charge, convenors, district presidents and district general secretaries.
The saffron has been trying to make forays into Kerala and eyeing some 15-20 seats in the 140-seat Kerala Assembly. The Christian community will play a major role in the Assembly polls and the party is confident of getting the support from the community.