KOCHI: BJP party volunteers greeted BJP President Amit Shah on Friday at Nedumbassery International Airport in Kochi following his three-day visit in Kerala. He reached to the city several days after the central government forbidden trading of cattle in animal markets. The protest was held in Kerala and other states for implementing the new rules.
Mr Shah was escorted by several party volunteers on motorcycles at his guest house. In his three day visit, he will meet with Kerala BJP unit’s core committee members and few bishops.
Several BJP leaders in Kerala stated that Mr Shah’s meeting with bishops may assist the party build connections with Christians. The meeting would add up to 20 per cent of the southern state’s total vote bank.
Mr Raja stated that the BJP is getting strong in Kerala. “The party has started gaining ground in Kerala. A few popular people who have so far not been in politics will be welcomed to BJP during Amit Shah’s Kerala visit,” they added.
“A few such cases are on the cards. Very popular people. Such people will also be joining BJP. Throughout the country, it has been happening and Kerala will not be an exception,” Mr Raja asserted.
The Bhartiya Janta Party is expecting to secure a portion of Kerala’s 20 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. They noticed its vote share increase to 16 percent in the 2016 Kerala assembly polls, though it triumph only one seat. While, the party did not secure any seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Mr Shah will go to Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow to attend party events.
The BJP president is likely to condemn the Congress party as their members slaughtered a calf in public in Kerala to strike against the government’s new rule.