The final agreement on seat-sharing with the Muslim League will happen only on Wednesday. The League which had contested 24 seats in the last poll has demanded three more this time.
Sreedharan's declaration that he was BJP's chief minister candidate was swift and direct, so stripped of any devious calculation that we have come to expect from seasoned politicians that the party remains unable to formulate a worthy response.
On his visit to Kerala last week, Rahul had won the hearts of the fishers cutting across political affiliations with unique gestures like venturing out into the sea in a fishing boat and even swimming along with them. It had left a lasting impression.