Kerala BJP looks to Amit Shah’s visit to boost prospects


AMITThiruvananthapuram, Aug 02: The Kerala unit of the BJP is thirstily awaiting party national president Amit Shah’s three-day state visit from Aug thirty, hoping it’ll boost its poll prospects.

During his visit, Shah can participate in a brainstorming session with the state leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party besides addressing a public meeting.

The main purpose of the visit is to prepared the party for the native bodies’ election regular for next year.

“He has specifically tutored that there ought to be no celebrations for him,” state BJP president V. Muraleedharan told reporters here Sat.

The BJP is nonetheless to open its account within the state, each in the 140-member assembly and in the twenty Lok Sabha seats.

The party is banking upon the fact that even though it failed to win any of the twenty Lok Sabha seats within the recent polls, its vote share raised from 6.4 p.c in 2009 to 10.8 p.c in 2014.

Also, in the 2010 elections to local bodies, the party nearly doubled its seats from 550 within the 2005 polls to over 970 seats. It also managed to return second in more than 1,000 seats in these elections.