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BJP expects to win around five LS seats in Kerala and defeat Cong top brass including Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party hopes to win at least five seats in Kerala and secure a 20 percent vote share in the state, the party’s Kerala leader Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

The BJP expressed confidence that the Lok Sabha election results will lead to the rise of the party-led NDA, marking the beginning of a political change in the state, which has been dominated by the Congress-led UDF so far and the CPM-led party. LDF. The BJP claimed that the NDA would put up an impressive performance in all 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Kerala, and secure victory in many ‘prestigious seats’, including Thiruvananthapuram, by defeating Congress ‘bigshots’ like Shashi Tharoor.

By securing 3.6 lakh votes, the BJP expects Rajeev Chandrasekhar to win by 12,000 votes in Thiruvananthapuram. In Thrissur, Suresh Gopi is expected to poll 4 lakh votes. Meanwhile, Anil Antony is expected to poll more votes than K Surendran in the last elections in Pathanamthitta. V Muraleedharan is expected to get around 3 lakh votes.

“There will be election results that will mark the beginning of political change in Kerala. For the first time in Kerala, people voted for PM Modi’s development policies,” BJP state chief K Surendran told reporters here, based on an “analysis of the NDA’s prospects” in the April 26 polls. The party chief felt that it result would not polarize state politics between the LDF and the UDF, but rather develop a new system that would give the upper hand to the BJP.

The state leadership of the BJP also rejected Congress’s claim that the UDF led by it would capture the state, terming it as exaggerated. “The Congress will face a major setback in these polls in Kerala. The NDA will win in many constituencies. There is no doubt about that. Many top people will lose their ground,” Surendran said.

Replying to a question, he claimed that Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar would secure victory in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat and defeat Tharoor. “There will be strong performance (of the NDA) in all constituencies,” he said, asserting that the people of Kerala voted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promises in the polls.

The BJP’s poll analysis meeting was attended by several senior leaders including Prakash Javadekar, the party’s leader in Kerala. National leaders of the BJP, including Prime Minister Modi, campaigned extensively in Kerala for the April 26 elections, aiming to end the BJP’s electoral dry spell in the state. Election results across the country will be announced after votes are counted on June 4.
(With PTI inputs.)