With just two weeks remaining for the state of Kerala to go to polls, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is looking to boost their election campaign with the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kerala on April 12, Friday.
According to reports, Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at the Karipur airport in Kozhikode, at 5 pm on Friday, following which he will address a public meeting at the Kozhikode beach. A report by the Times of India (TOI) states that this meeting will be attended by all the NDA candidates from Palakkad to Kasaragod. Party workers from Kozhikode, Vadakara and Malappuram constituencies are also expected to attend this public meeting in large numbers.
According to a report by Mathrubhumi, BJP national executive member PK Krishnadas, who was addressing the media on Wednesday regarding Modiâ€™s election campaign in Kerala, stated that the PM aims to create a Modi wave in North Kerala. According to Krishnadas, Modi is expected to spend an hour at the meeting.
Speaking to the press, Krishnadas also informed that the BJP president Amit Shah will be visiting Wayanad to boost the election campaigning there but the dates for Shahâ€™s visit will only be announced later.
In his press meet, Krishnadas lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is also a candidate from the Wayanad constituency, for trying to divide the country by stating that South India is being neglected.
â€śHe is a candidate of Jihadi forces and the elements that are responsible for creating Pakistan. Rahul can choose to contest anywhere in the country if he feels unsafe in Amethi. But for that he should not divide India into South and North to win a seat in the Parliament,â€ť he was quoted to have said.
The upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will witness a triangular contest between the LDF, UDF and the NDA in almost all the constituencies. The BJP led by the NDA, as they go into the elections will be hoping to make a mark in the state, is banking on the Sabarimala issue which the party has been raising now and then.