The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President VM Sudheeran has termed the BJP President Amit Shah’s prediction that his party would rule the state in five years as a ‘pipe dream.’  The people of Kerala will dash BJP’s hopes to the ground, he said. 

 

Criticising the hype over the BJP’s national council meet being held at Kozhikode, Sudheeran said that the ruling party was showing off its money power in the extravagant meeting. The Congress leader also alleged that the BJP was trying to create division among people. Sudheeran’s statement comes a day after the BJP national leadership exuded confidence that the BJP would outdo the Congress and the Left in Kerala to gain power in five years.  

 

The Congress state chief also expressed concern over the growing engagement between the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) and the BJP. Through violence against each other and intermittent controversies, the CPM is deliberately giving unnecessary importance to the BJP. But the people of Kerala are well aware of the design and will see through these stratagems,  Sudheeran said. 

 

Speaking at a public meeting organised in connection with the National Council meeting of the BJP in Kozhikode on Saturday evening, party president Amit Shah had stated that his party would come to power in Kerala in the next elections.