Under Rajasekharan, reconstituted Kerala NDA plans big
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar MP was appointed vice-chairman of the front
- Kerala Congress leader PC Thomas will represent the state at National Committee
- Tribal activist and JRS leader CK Janu was made co-convener
A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Council, the Kerala committee of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has been reconstituted with BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan as its chairman and Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) president Thushar Vellappally as its convener.
The meeting, convened by national president Amit Shah, also chose Rajeev Chandrasekhar MP as the vice-chairman of the front. Kerala Congress leader PC Thomas was chosen as the national representative of the state wing.
BJP former state presidents V Muraleedharan and P K Krishnadas, Kerala Congress leader Rajan Kannattu, former MLA and Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy (JSS) general secretary Rajan Babu and Janadhipathya Rashtriya Sabha (JRS) leader and tribal activist C K Janu are the co-conveners.
O Rajagopal MLA, BDJS leaders V Gopakumar, B Suresh Babu, Sunil Thekkedath, Nationalist Kerala Congress president Kuruvilla Mathew, Socialist Janata Party (SJP) president V V Rajendran and Praja Socialist Party (PSP) Secretary K K Ponnappan are other members.
Amit Shah has asked state leaders to expand its reach to Christian community in Kerala.
At the BJP National Council meeting held at Kozhikode, the party leadership had vowed to capture power in the state in five years.