BJP will secure 5 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala next year: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar. File Photo: PTI

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday expresssed hope of winning at least five seats in Kerala in the parliamentary elections slated for next year.

Javadekar added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior leaders will take a call on whether Malayalam actor and Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi will be included in the Union Cabinet. He refused to speculate on the matter.

"Kerala is not an industry friendly state. Young people are leaving Kerala in search of employment. The Pinarayi government has failed to implement reforms in accordance with changing times. The state also lags behind in terms of infrastructure. All big companies are leaving Kerala. Is CPM ready for a discussion on this matter?," he asked.

The BJP leader also stressed on the necessity of Uniform Civil Code while speaking to the media here.

"The Muslim League have adapted an opportunistic stance when it comes to the Uniform Civil Code, Most Islamic countries have a single civil code. BJP did not exist as a party when the idea of Uniform Civil Code was written in the Constitution. It is not meant to discriminate," Javadekar said.

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.