Saturday, December 19, 2015

Now, it is battle for winning: Kummanam Rajasekharan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The BJP will take a plunge into Assembly election campaign not for just opening an account but to seek people’s mandate to govern Kerala. The new BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan made this statement at a meet-the-press programme held at Press Club on Saturday.              

“I say this after sensing the pulse of the people. Political polarisation is happening in India as the current political scenario has moulded two groups – the BJP and anti-Modi group. The signs of this was visible during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Kerala. The CPM which boycotted Vizhinjam inauguration function, saying that they would not share the dais with “tainted chief minister”, later joined the Congress to support him when he was not invited for Shankar statue unveiling ceremony. The people are seeing all this. In the election, this will turn favourable to the Front that include the BJP,” Kummanam said.    

He said the party’s aim is to rally people against religious discrimination. SNDP General Secretary Vellapally Natesan and Babu had set the ball rolling…more people would join the movement in the coming days.

“Why those who talk about secularism show discrimination towards the Hindu religion? Why only Hindus’ worshipping places are being brought under government administration. For disclosing such truths why only case was filed against Vellapally?,” he asked
The BJP State chief said many allegations were raised against Vellapally and leaders like him, now and then. All those were bogus allegations which could not be proved. “Now, I don’t mean that Vellapally and we are against religious minorities. Campaigns against us are propaganda aimed at attracting the religious minorities towards Left/Right fronts. There are allegations, as mentioned in Chennithala’s letter to the high command, that Congress is rendering concessions only to religious minorities. They only want to give something to the Hindu groups just to mollify them. Such politics of mollification should end. In a democratic set up, no one should appease anyone. Discrimination should also not be shown towards anyone,” he said.

Detailing the BJP’s policies, Kummanam said the party’s aim would be to bring back value-based politics to Kerala. The present status of reservation should continue. A comprehensive package for Western Ghats protection should be implemented. Without diluting Forest law, it should be used to help Adivasis. Excess land should be distributed among them. “The State’s environment is in a deplorable state. What we eat now is poison. Neither the ruling front nor the Opposition is bothered about this,” he added.  

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