Over 350 Political Activists to Join BJP

Published: 22nd August 2014 06:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2014 06:41 AM   |  A+A-

KANNUR: More than 350 political activists, including CPM members, former Karshaka Sanghom leaders, JSS district secretary T T Soman and Congress party workers, would join the BJP at a function on Sunday here, claimed BJP district president K Ranjith.

Speaking at a press conference here on Thursday, Ranjith, however, chose not to divulge the details of the CPM activists and leaders who will join the party, lest they might be attacked by their old comrades. The CPM members joining the BJP camp include woman party workers and leaders from their party boroughs. The names of the political activists joining the BJP would be formally announced after two days, he said.

Nearly 53 BJP rebels, under the leadership of former district president O K Vasu and secretary Ashokan, had switched over to the CPM at a function in Panoor just before the Lok Sabha elections.

Among these rebels, 15 persons returned to the party fold and more of them are willing to come back home, the BJP district president said.

The meeting welcoming new faces into the party would be held at Navaneetham Auditorium here on Sunday afternoon. P K Krishnadas, former BJP national secretary, will inaugurate.

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