In the backdrop of Gouriammaâ€™s JSS also aligning itself with the BJP-BDJS combine in Kerala, Vellappally Natesan has announced his candidature from the Varkala constituency in Thiruvananthapuram for the upcoming assembly elections scheduled to be held on May 16.
After marathon discussions held till late night on Thursday, Vellappally was unanimously considered for the CM berth, with the BJP expressing its willingness to play second fiddle to the BDJS in a post-election scenario. The BDJS in a return gesture of goodwill agreed to Kummanam being considered for the post of deputy CM.
Immediately after this startling disclosure, workers from both parties were seen distributing sweets and bursting crackers to celebrate the deal. This totally unexpected development has thrown the ruling front as well as the LDF into a total tizzy.
Both the UDF and the LDF leadership chose to remain tight-lipped when asked to respond to this Machiavellian move by the NDA.
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