BJP did not benefit from Sabarimala protests; UDF reaped rewards: O Rajagopal
Thiruvananthapuram: Nemom MLA O Rajagopal said that BJP could not benefit from the Sabarimala protest in the Lok Sabha polls but UDF reaped the rewards.
“The Sabarimala protest benefitted UDF. That’s how even in Pathanamthitta K Surendran was pushed down to third place,” said the senior BJP leader.
He alleged that several prominent CPM leaders voted for UDF. “Several prominent CPM leaders including a minister and mayor voted for UDF,” he said without mentioning their names.
“Kummanam Rajasekharan did not receive votes as much as I did. In Nemom, NDA received less votes compared to the last Lok Sabha polls. The same trend occurred in Kazhakkoottam,” added Rajagopal.
The state BJP committee will organise a meeting next week to evaluate its performance in the LS polls.