- BJP’s lack of strong and charismatic state level leadership, absence of a strong organization and turf war among some leaders. O Rajagopal, the BJP’s only member in Kerala legislative assembly, did not object to the resolution passed by the House against the three farm laws on … What must hurt BJP more is that it could not win even the Pathanamthitta seat, epicenter of Sabrimala storm and a constituency with 60 per cent Hindus. Senior BJP leader O. Rajagopal, the lone MLA of the party in Kerala Assembly, sprang a surprise on Thursday when he chose not to oppose the resolution passed by … In Kerala, the situation is different. Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 01: The Kerala Assembly has passed a resolution against the farm laws against which the farmers have been protesting for over a month now at the Delhi border. With the lone BJP MLA not opposing it, the Kerala Assembly passed the resolution unanimously against the three of the Centre's contentious farm laws after it … A notable absentee in the list is BJP's first-ever MLA in Kerala, O Rajagopal who currently represents the Nemom assembly constituency. Why did you adopt a different strategy here? The resolution was moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a special session on Thursday and it was unanimously passed … Lone BJP MLA in Kerala supports Assembly resolution against farm laws. 10,000 fine or both, the Opposition called it a “curb to freedom of speech”. BJP and the CPM respectively organized mass protests and counter protests to use the issue for electoral gains, but the dividend went to the Congress. A case was registered against a few BJP loyalists by the Kerala Police on Thursday for allegedly unfurling a giant banner which read ''Jai Sri Ram'' on the terrace of the Palakkad municipal corporation building. It is obscure enough to be used against any critic of the party, government or its leading lights. The failure of the state-level leadership to capitalise on the response from the devotees in the Sabarimala issue has left the central leadership dissatisfied. I will speak to him and let you know.” Even as the BJP's Kerala leadership on Thursday maintained they will talk to lone party MLA O Rajagopal over his support to a state government resolution passed by the Assembly against the three farm laws, sources said the party was "shocked" by the development. Kerala's lone BJP MLA backs Assembly resolution against farm laws . DECCAN CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. In a move that has left the state leadership of BJP shocked and supporters fuming, the party's lone MLA from Kerala, O Rajagopal on Thursday supported a resolution in the assembly against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Central government recently.. The party cannot win the state boasting of unique demography and cultural milieu with conventional politics. Why BJP went for inclusive politics in Kashmir and Kerala; SC notice to Centre on plea against regularisation of illegal constructions; Here are … He has been admitted to a private hospital in Kozhikode and is under observation. Thiruvannathapuram, Dec 31 : The Kerala Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the three new central farm laws, with the lone BJP MLA, O Rajagopal, supporting it. Kerala BJP president K. Surendran tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday. The only BJP MLA in the Kerala assembly, O. Rajagopal, alleges that he was not given any notice about a Special Assembly session on Wednesday to pass a resolution against the three Farm Laws. The Congress-led UDF swept the polls bagging 19 out of 20 seats. Kerala BJP ‘shocked’ over MLA’s support to state resolution against farm laws BJP state chief K Surendran told the media: “I have not seen Rajagopal’s press conference, nor do I know what he has said. Former BJP state organising secretary PP Mukundan said there is no point in saying that BJP could not make any progress in the state due to the presence of LDF and UDF. For BJP, it is a wake-up call in Kerala. BJP MLA Denies Backing Kerala’s Resolution Against Farm Laws. A one-day special session of the Legislative Assembly was held on 31 December to discuss the Centre’s farm laws. That is how people like Tom Vadakkan, Alphonse Kannanthanam and AP Abdullakutty reached the party’s leadership. The CPM saved itself from ignominy by winning a lone seat in Alapuzha while the BJP was reduced to cinders. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had moved the resolution at a special session on Thursday which was unanimously … The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has filed a complaint against the Bharatiya Janata Party for hanging a giant banner proclaiming Jai Sriram … Up Next. Kochi (Kerala) [India], December 31 (ANI): After BJP MLA O Rajagopal spoke in support of the resolution passed against farm laws by the Kerala Assembly, party state unit vice president KS Radhakrishnan on Thursday said that "it is against will and spirit of the Bharatiya Janata Party". (The author is a senior journalist and political commentator. For BJP, it is a wake-up call in Kerala. At least two other states have shown remarkable intolerance towards criticism on mainstream and social media: Maharashtra and West Bengal. After facing backlash within his party, BJP MLA O Rajagopal denied the perception that he had backed the resolution against the Centre's farm laws in the Kerala Assembly. However, what the BJP is up against are two formidable alliances. The banner was unfurled after the saffron party won the recent local body polls. Thiruvananthapuram: Police use water cannon against BJP Yuva Morcha members protesting outside Kerala Assembly. Even as the BJP's Kerala leadership on Thursday maintained they will talk to lone party MLA O Rajagopal over his support to a state government resolution passed by the Assembly against … The failure to take that momentum forward was the failure of the party’s policies, he stated. The CM opened up about the case during a recent interview. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said the resolution was passed unanimously through a voice vote at the Special session of the Assembly. People will not support BJP. Kottayam: Jacobite church has dismissed the statement made by Thomas Mor Alexandrios, Metropolitan of Mumbai diocese, that they would support BJP if … In September last year, the Supreme Court had lifted a ban on the entry of menstruating women into the Sabrimala temple, triggering vociferous protests by BJP and several right-wing Hindu outfits. The party cannot win the state boasting of unique demography and cultural milieu with conventional politics. After decades of struggle, the BJP had opened its electoral account in Kerala in 2016 by winning a lone assembly seat – Nemom, which falls under the Thiruvananthapuram LS constituency, by senior leader O Rajagopal. - A section of CPM’s Hindu voters, unhappy with its handling of Sabrimala issue, shifted to the Congress. 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