ALAPPUZHA: With the CPM and Congress calling the leader of BDJS and SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan an opportunist and denying the claim that he held secret meetings with the leaders of the two parties, the future prospects of the 75-day-old BDJS looks bleak.
CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that his party did not hold any discussion with Vellapally. “The stance of Vellapally is similar to that of an opportunist,” he said. Alappuzha DCC president A A Shukoor denied having any discussion with Vellapally. “We don’t like to create any political tie-ups with Vellapally. How can we believe him? He is the real political opportunist,” he told Express.
The relations of BDJS with BJP hit a roadblock as Vellappally had stated on Tuesday that BDJS was not going to ally with the BJP. BJP, though embarrassed with the statement of Vellapally is optimistic and does not term it as a closed chapter. “Only the preliminary round of talks was held and the next round of talks would be held soon,” state president Kummanam Rajasekharan said.
During the course of his Vimochana yatra, Kummanam Rajeshakaran, had visited Vellappally at his Kanichukulangara residence. However Vellappally said that it was a general discussion on political issues of the state. “It was not about forging any political tie-ups,” he said. The central leadership of BJP, which was looking for a partner in the state politics had its eyes on SNDP and Vellappally, even when the state leadership was clueless about the move. He had met BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an invitation and extended his support to form a political coalition in the state. The support of the BJP central leadership gave that much needed impetus to Vellapally