Pathanamthitta: Crowds went into a frenzy when BJP National President, Amit Shah, began the road show to campaign for the BJP candidate of Pathanamthitta and hero of Sabarimala, K. Surendran.
Heavy rains and strong winds could not desist the spirit of the crowds which joined the road show in huge numbers. Hundreds shouted slogans and moved along with their leaders. It was evident that BJP workers have made the decision not to rest until they see their leader elected to the Parliament.
K. Surendran, has made huge gains in Pathanamthitta constituency, which is home to the holy shrine of Sabarimala. He suffered under the oppressive rule of Pinarayi Vijayan for speaking against the communist government’s anti-Hindu stand.
Surendran had to spent 23 grueling days in jail for standing for his beliefs and traditions. The communist government also slapped 243 cases against him to snuff out the fighting spirit in him. He was made to appear in courts that are hundreds of kilometers apart without rest.
However, Surendran kept up the fight and did not flatter even once. His strong support in the constituency is a testimony for his spirit of endurance and undying loyalty to the ancient traditions.
Public campaign by the candidates will stop tomorrow at 5 pm and Kerala will go to the polls on 23 April. There are a total of 243 candidates standing for election in the state. Wayanad tops the number of candidates with 22 people battling it out in the hilly constituency.