Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, was ruling the headlines of national media outlets a couple weeks ago for his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare Pakistan as a terror State. He had also proposed a Private Member Bill for the Winter Session titled ‘Pakistan State Sponsor of Terror’. Mr. Chandrasekhar is once again in the limelight after being appointed as the vice-chairman of the Kerala unit of the BJP-led NDA.
Speaking to The Kochi Post, Mr. Chandrasekhar said, “I have always been maintaining that Kerala’s politics needs a strong alternative. And it’s time now. An alternative political front based on equitable development for all including the several lakhs of browbeaten as well as opportunities for the youth. The NDA, with its rapidly growing vote share and popularity, is that alternative. I’m privileged to serve in it and hopefully contribute to the transformation and development of Kerala & southern India. I will continue to remain a guardian MP to Bengaluru & Karnataka serving the interest of the people here as always. The new responsibility has been additionally given to me to help in the growth of NDA in Kerala and in the south.”
Having established its roots in the Centre, the BJP has been implementing strong agendas to strengthen its grip in Kerala and it was for the first time in its history that it could initiate an alliance with other political partners in Kerala and form NDA to take on both CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front and alter the course of poll battle in the State.