Kerala elections: Back in NDA as BJP accepted our demands, says JRS president CK Janu

The JRS had been in political uncertainty after Janu made a tactical move to find a berth in either LDF or UDF.

Published: 08th March 2021 02:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2021 02:35 AM   |  A+A-

JRS president CK Janu

JRS president CK Janu

By Express News Service

KOZHIKODE: Making a U-turn in her political stand, tribal leader and Janathipathya Rashtreeya Sabha (JRS) president C K Janu rejoined the BJP-led NDA.

The vibrant leader took the decision after her wait to get entry into either the ruling LDF or opposition UDF failed to yield any result.

The saffron front is likely to field Janu in Mananthavady or Sultan Bathery constituency in the coming assembly polls. Speaking to TNIE, Janu said: “BJP leaders had approached JRS seeking an alliance in the coming assembly polls. As they were ready to meet our demands, we decided to join the front,” said Janu.

The JRS had joined NDA in the last assembly polls and she contested from Sultan Bathery, but was relegated to the third place.

ALSO READ | Kerala assembly elections: Two to eight names for each seat in KPCC list

Later, she quit the alliance alleging the BJP leadership failed to keep the promises given to her party. The JRS had been in political uncertainty, after Janu made a tactical move to find a berth in either LDF or UDF.

Though initial talks were held with LDF leadership, they did not take a final call on admitting JRS. Hoping for a positive response from them, JRS had stayed away from fray in the local body polls.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp