THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Keralites want change and the NDAled by the BJP will put forth an alternative politics, said BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan. At a joint press conference with NDA alliance partner BDJS state president Thushar Vellappally here on Wednesday Kummanam said Malayalis across the world wanted a change in Kerala, looted by the UDF and LDF for the past 60 years. The state is facing severe crisis in all fronts. Agriculture has witnessed an unprecedented situation with the government allowing corporates to convert paddy lands for commercial purposes. Hundreds of acres of backwaters have been allowed to be reclaimed. He flayed the government for allotting hundreds of acres of Methran kayal to corporates with no concern for environment. While the poor were finding it difficult even to bury the dead, the government was wasting crores of rupees allotted to the state. It is time the the land reforms were amended. He said `27 crore sanctioned by the Centre for the housing scheme for fishermen had lapsed. The state is witnessing violence and corruption. “Our future generation wants to live in a situation where positive politics prevails,” he said.
The NDA probable candidates’ list will be ready in 10 days. Thushar Vellappally said the BDJS was against the LDF and UDF. BJP election committee convener V Muralidharan, National Executive member P K Krishnadas, spokesman J Padmakumar, BDJS state general secretaries T V Babu and Subash attended the meet.
BJP-BDJS Talks Again on March 15
T’Puram: The talks between BJP and BDJS on seat sharing would be continued on March 15. Though both the parties had publicly announced that there would be no problem in arriving at a decision on number of seats to be contested and the constituencies, leaders from both sides had stated that they to have discuss the details within their own party forums. According to sources with the BJP, the BDJS leaders had demanded that they should be given time to discuss the understanding reached at Wednesday’s meeting.