Kerala polls: Time ripe for BJP to open account in the state, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy

The saffron party, which has so far not succeeded in sending even a single MLA to the state assembly, is launching an all out battle to woo the electorate.

PTI| Updated: May 01, 2016, 19:18 PM IST

Kottarakara: Eyeing the May 16 Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday said the time has come for the saffron party to open its account in Kerala Assembly.

While addressing an election rally here for the Assembly polls, Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "Time has come for the doors of Niyama Sabha (state assembly) to open for BJP MLAs."

The saffron party, which has so far not succeeded in sending even a single MLA to the state assembly, is launching an all out battle to woo the electorate.

Top BJP national leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a series of election rallies from this week.

"Though he was not an astrologer or soothsayer, the writing on the wall was clear that BJP would open its account and the next government would that be of the BJP," he said.

Attacking the Congress led UDF and CPI(m) led LDF, he said the Congress at the national level had come to a naught and the Communist party's reign was not only over in India, but all over the world.

Referring to the Congress- CPI(M) understanding in the West Bengal elections, he said while the two fronts?fight each other in Kerala on ideological differences, they are however, friends in West Bengal.

Asking party workers not to be disheartened, Rudy said BJP which started off with two MPs in the 1984 Parliamentary elections, emerged as the single largest party with 284 MPs and had over 400 MPs in both houses of Parliament presently, besides over 2,000 MLAs.

BJP government is ruling in Goa, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Punjab, Haryana and in J&K, where it was part of the coalition government, he said.

Union Health minister J P Nadda said it was not the people who had failed the state, but the leaders.

About 50,000 IT professionals from Kerala were working in Bengaluru, instead of Kerala as there are no IT hubs here.

Good construction workers are in Saudi Arabia and Dubai and no development was taking place in the state, he alleged.