Thiruvananthapuram: As the heat of the election campaign in Kerala heads to a crescendo,the prime campaigner for the BJP will be arriving in the state capital tomorrow.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to reach Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow to address a huge public meeting of the National Democratic Alliance at the Central Stadium. BJP leaders calculate that his arrival will leverage the prospects of Thiruvananthapuram candidate, Kummanam Rajasekharan.
The meeting of the NDA will begin at 5.30 pm tomorrow.
Kummanam Rajasekharan is contesting against Sasi Tharoor of the Congress and C. Divakaran of the Communist Party of India. Most polls have predicted a win for Kummanam from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency. Kummanam, who is the former Governor of Mizoram, is the face of Kerala BJP. His Spartan lifestyle and genuine involvement in many social and environmental issues of the common man have made him the favourite to win from the constituency.
BJP National President, Amit Shah, will be visiting the state on April 20 to campaign for K. S. Radhakrishnan, who is the NDA candidate from Alapuzha.
In the coming five days, many senior BJP leaders, including Smriti Irani, and Yogi Adiyathanath will be visiting different constituencies of Kerala to rally the people to vote for NDA.
NDA has emerged as the formidable third force in Kerala politics. The alliance is boldly taking on the Communist led Left Democratic Front and the Congress led United Democratic Front that have ruled the State back-to-back.
The NDA has been able to expose the ruling and opposition fronts’ failure to bring development and job creation. Kerala is suffering around 12% of unemployment.
The NDA leaders have also been able to bring out the minority appeasement of the fronts often at the expense of the majority community.
Kerala will go to the polls on 23 April.