Local BJP leaders asserted that the drop in voter cout may affect its rival parties, viz., Congress and the CPM.
Technocrat E Sreedharan, who began his political innings with BJP recently, hopes to turn tables on both his opponents on his poll debut.
In a surprise move, BJP state president K Surendran will contest from Manjeswaram constituency in Kasaragod district and Konni in Pathanamthitta.
Sreedharan, who recently entered politics and joined the BJP, told reporters the Left government in the state had hurt the sentiments of many people by their action.
Though Suresh Gopi had an unsuccessful run for the Lok Sabha from Thrissur, he more than doubled BJP’s vote share in the parliamentary constituency to 28.20 per cent from the 11.15 per cent in 2019.
The Chief Electoral Officer has directed the officials to remove Sreedharan's pictures from district election offices following his recent induction by the BJP.
Speaking at a rally being attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, at Shangumugham in state capital, Sreedharan said he wanted to utilise his energy for the state of Kerala.
The flyover had to be closed for traffic and rebuilt as it was found weak owing to poor construction likely resulting from corruption in the award of the building contract.
When asked about his decision to contest the upcoming assembly elections on a BJP ticket, he said he is willing to contest from anywhere.
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.