THRISSUR: The BJP will not be satisfied with anything less than forming a government in the State, it seems.
Terming the party’s goal as ‘Zero to Government’, H Raja who is the national secretary in charge of the State hinted that the party has bigger plans in the State - with the preemptive launch in Thrissur and attempts to win friends in all sectors of society, while giving prominence to Hindu factions.
By highlighting the rescue of Malayali nurses stranded abroad and offering a solution to the crisis in the rubber sector, the party is trying to move into areas where it did not had entry so far.
Though the Prime Minister attacked both the UDF and the LDF for ruling the State alternately and helping each other, his address in Thrissur was devoid of any negative element.
He chose to keep away from controversial subjects, and offered an attractive platform to the ‘educated and intelligent’ youth and backward communities of the State. Though BJP state president V Muraleedharan referred to the topic of ‘intolerance’, Modi preferred to stick to other topics.
“We have chosen Thrissur as it is the centre of the State. We can bring maximum number of activists from maximum constituencies in the central Kerala,” said a party insider.
Party workers and functionaries from more than one third of the Assembly constituencies (56), coming from Ernakulam, Malappuram, Palakkad and Thrissur assembled at the venue on Monday.