Amit Shah’s tactics won’t work in Kerala: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala

Chennithala said the BJP president's wish to strengthen the party in the Kerala with the same tactics of communal polarisation, which they had been using elsewhere, would not have its impact here.

Published: 05th June 2017 03:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2017 03:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has said BJP president Amit Shah’s wish to strengthen the BJP in the state with the same tactics of communal polarisation, which they had been using in other states, will not have its impact here.

“It is only his wishful thinking. It is only a vain attempt by him to lift the spirits of the BJP workers who have lost their self-confidence with the defeat in the Malappuram elections. This will not work in the state,” he said.  

Pointing out the BJP had entered the election fray in Malappuram stating it would secure more than two lakh votes, Chennithala said the election was a big blow to the BJP. Moreover, the BJP could not even get half the votes they had boasted of getting and even ended up with less votes than it had got in the previous elections.  

“Malappuram is a sign of how Kerala thinks. It is under this circumstance that Amit Shah has come here with new tactics to win over the minority. Does he think the people in Kerala will not realise the real face of the BJP which has been acting against the minorities in the North?,” he asked.

He said the BJP’s venom against minorities would not go away after the party president’s visit to religious leaders.

He said the people are capable of identifying the wolf in sheep skin.

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