THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The BJP core committee which met here on Monday did not decide on the NDA or party candidate for Wayanad seat if Rahul Gandhi decides to contest from there. The meeting decided to finalise the candidate only after the formal announcement on whether or not to field Rahul is made, BJP sources said.
The high-powered meeting mainly focused on the functioning of various election-related committees formulated for the smooth conduct of the campaign. A senior BJP leader told Express, “The party candidates are all upbeat on the response they get from the field after the first few days of campaigning.”
Except Shobha Surendran all the other general secretaries K Surendran, M T Ramesh and A N Radhakrishnan were present at the meeting, with Kummanam Rajashekharan - the BJP candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram seat- also present.
Party state chief P S Sreedharan Pillai presided over the meeting in which BJP national executive member and party in-charge for Telangana P K Krishnadas too taking part.It must be noted that the BJP state leadership is chalking out the final strategies regarding the mode of campaign if Rahul is indeed contesting from Wayanad and a senior party leader told Express if he contests, the BJP will go in for a highly accelerated mode of campaign in which several national issues will reverberate.
The BJP is banking on RSS’ cadre strength and and the organisation has already lent services of its karyakarthas or office-bearers to effectively monitor the BJP campaign and make effective interventions whenever needed.
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The meeting decided to finalise the candidate only after the formal announcement on whether or not to field Rahul is made
The BJP is also banking on the cadre strength of the RSS and and the organisation has already lent the services of its karyakarthas