BJP devises plan to reach out to voters

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The party to take out four mass contact rallies in the State between March 5 and 10

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has chalked out a series of programmes meant to influence the people in the State ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Foremost among them will be mass contact rallies to be taken out by four State general secretaries of the party between March 5 and 10.

BJP State president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said here on Friday that K. Surendran would lead Parivarthana Yatra in the Thiruvananthapuram region and A.N. Radhakrishnan would lead the rally in the Ernakulam region. Sobha Surendran will lead the yatra in the Palakkad region and M.T. Ramesh will lead the yatra in the Kozhikode region. The rallies, seeking the return of the Narendra Modi government, will highlight the “treacherous stand” of the CPI(M) on the Sabarimala issue.

Mr. Pillai said the BJP would mobilise nearly four lakh beneficiaries of Central government schemes in party strongholds across the State on February 26 and would light the lamp called Kamal Jyothi. He said 280 centres in the State would take part in the Sanghatan Samvaad programme to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists will reach out to people at booth level by taking out bike rallies on March 2.

15,000 booths

Three youths will focus on each booth, thus covering about 15,000 booths in the State. Mr. Pillai said a host of national leaders, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj, would visit the State in March. While Mr. Singh will address a rally in Kozhikode, Ms. Swaraj will address a rally in Kochi.

He said the CPI(M) had attacked Ayyappa devotees from the front when the Congress stabbed them from behind. “The CPI(M) is a hooded snake readying to bite and the Congress is a snake under our feet,” he said.

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