Along with national leaders, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) general secretary Vellappally Nateshan is also going to join the big league of Netas that use helicopter for election campaigning. Nateshan will crisscross Kerala in a helicopter to woo voters for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The NDA is likely to charter a helicopter for Nateshan, the founder of the new political outfit Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS).
Though national leaders and top politicians in the state used to hire helicopters during elections, it will be Nateshan's first aggressive campaign tour using helicopters. "I have not demanded helicopter. If it is necessary to reach out to the maximum number of voters in a matter of days, we may use it," Nateshan said. He also stated that he would accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah during their campaign in the state if required.
I have not demanded helicopter. If it is necessary to reach out to the maximum number of voters in a matter of days, we may use it: Vellappally Nateshan
Nateshan also predicted that the BDJS, formed just a few months back with the blessings of the Sangh Parivar, will also open an account in the state assembly along with the BJP.
The SNDP leader was instrumental in bringing a large section of the influential Ezhava Community to the NDA fold, brightening the prospects of the BJP alliance in the assembly elections. The central government had deployed ‘Y’ category security for Nateshan after he allegedly received death warning from the Al-Ummah terrorist outfit.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:48 PM IST