BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is moving closer to some sections of Christians in Kerala as general elections are fast approaching.
A few noted Christian organizations have invited
Modi to their headquarters, when he is in Kerala for two public rallies
on Feb 9.
However, to avoid antagonizing other Christian bodies, Modi
will be meeting the bishops separately at an alternative venue, reported
Though the state BJP is maintaining that it is
too early to reveal more on the matter, it is being said that they will
take part in the public rally in Marine Drive, Kochi.
the divisive BJP leader and three time chief minister of Gujarat, is
coming to Kochi to take part in the centenary celebrations of the Lake
Agitation, organized by Kerala Pulayar Maha Sabha.
don’t want to reveal the identity of the Christian organizations at this
juncture, they have invited Modi to their headquarters. But Modi will
not be going there. However, he will meet them at a different venue,"
said BJP state chief, V. Muraleedharan.
Prior to the Kochi rally,
Modi will be taking part in another rally at Shanghumugham beach in
state capital Thiruvanthapuram at 4 pm.
Muraleedharan had also
held talks with Modi prior to the National Council meet on finalizing
the procedures of the two rallies. BJP national president Rajnath Singh
will also be attending both the public rallies.