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Modi Plans to Conquer Kerala Now

Published: 13th December 2015 11:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 11:04 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: After his whirlwind foreign tours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going on a political trip to conquer one of the last point of resistance within the country: Kerala. This will be his first official visit to the state, which is yet to fall for his charms, and he is going with many strategic cards up his sleeves.

The main event in Modi’s two-day Kerala visit from December 14 is an event organised by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), an association of the Ezhava community, whom BJP has been wooing incessantly. The prime minister will unveil a statue of former Kerala chief minister R Shanker, an Ezhava, who died in 1972.

The Ezhava community is one of the most powerful in Kerala and is BJP’s trump card in winning over the state, which has so far seen the party as a “political untouchable”.



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