Abdullakutty in national leadership; BJP plays political strategy to attract minority votes
Kannur: BJP central leadership is aiming at 'Operation Kerala', as it is clear from their decision to appoint A P Abdullakutty as BJP national vice-president. The leaders are unhappy over the dispute among the party workers in Kerala unit. No matter whoever is appointed, it will be considered as favouring one group.
The central leadership played well by appointing a Muslim representative as national leader, as they are sure this will make headlines all over the country. This will give them benefit in the upcoming elections in Bihar and other states.
Earlier, BJP had not discussed with the state leaders about posting Abdullakutty as the state vice president. Similarly, his appointment in the national leadership also was not informed to them.
BJP succeeded in Bengal and Tripura and they face major challenge from Kerala presently. The party is well aware that the minority votes are the key to success here and are making moves on that line.
When BJP won in almost all other states in India during the previous Lok Sabha polls, Kerala supported Congress and Rahul Gandhi. The minority votes favoured the UDF which ultimately defeated the BJP. So, they gave a key position to Abdullakutty to remove the label as an anti-Islam party. Kerala is one of the states where Muslim votes are crucial.