Rajagopal's odd remarks in the run-up to the Kerala Legislative Assembly Election has likely stumped political watchers and displeased the BJP rank and file.
He said the alliance was forged in the constituencies including Ottapalam and Manjeshwaram.
Even before the BJP was born, Chenkottukonam Swami had used his drawing power in Nemom to collect crowds for right-wing Hindu candidates during Assembly polls.
A notable absentee in the list is BJP's first-ever MLA in Kerala, O Rajagopal, who currently represents the Nemom assembly constituency.
'I supported the resolution and the central government should withdraw the three farm laws,' the senior BJP leader said, adding he agreed with the general consensus in the House.
Before leading the walk out, Chennithala said the speaker went against the assurance he had given in the House on November 20.
Pointing out that the current bypoll is valid for only 18 months, Rajagopal said that the BJP did not consider it to be a life-or-death matter.
No one has chronicled bureaucracy and its love-hate bond with Kerala politics with as much flair and wit as Babu Paul.