Vellappally has claimed that the NDA won't work in Kerala unless it cozies up to minorities.
Thushar was controlling the intermediaries operating in Telangana from Ahmedabad, said KCR.
After a preliminary enquiry, the BJP believes that the votes of its ally, the Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) had gone to the rivals.
BDJS sources said the party national president Thushar Vellappally had expressed willingness to step down as the convener of NDA.
CPI’s C K Asha, the sitting legislator, Congress’s Dr P R Sona and BDJS’s Ajitha Sabu faced hardly any challenges from their party colleagues at the time of candidate selection.
Though the SC has stayed the High Court order, it is unlikely to benefit some candidates who already entered the fray after taking voluntary retirement.
Lathika's candidature could affect not just the United Democratic Front as is widely expected, but even the Left Democratic Front and the National Democratic Alliance in the April 6 assembly election.
Citing a tight shooting schedule, the actor had earlier conveyed to the state leadership his inconvenience to contest.
The deceased was also the chief coordinator of the organisation's controversial micro-finance scheme.
Nasil Abdullah, who runs a business in Ajman, said that he had filed the case against the businessman-cum-politician as he had no other means.