BJP Chief Confident of Party's Growth

Published: 04th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2015 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Kerala state BJP president V Muraleedharan, who has been a regular at the party’s National Executive Committee meetings, feels that the current session is altogether a different experience. Speaking to Express, Muraleedharan, who has been heading the party state unit for the last five years, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and party president Amit Shah’s dynamism is doing wonders for the party’s growth in Kerala. “BJP workers in Kerala are enthused by this meet. This will give us a big boost. Shah’s visits are instilling confidence among the BJP rank and file in the state,” Muraleedharan said. Compared to just around 5.75 lakh members three years ago, Kerala BJP unit today has around 20 lakh members and hopes to reach at least 25 lakh before the membership drive concludes by the month-end. The party, however, is yet to register a win in the state. “Shah has asked us to prepare a detailed plan for the next four years. In the first year, our focus is to fight the Assembly and local body elections. Our president wants us to come to power and nothing less,” Muraleedharan said pointing out to the stiff targets set by their national leaders. Whatever the challenges set by the national leaders, the Kerala party unit chief knows that they do not have enough candidates to field in any polls. “We are scouting for such talent outside the party besides engaging community leaders including minorities. We are confident of opening our account in the next polls,” he said adding that the party is trying to be an alternative to the crumbling Left Front in Kerala.

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