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Kerala BJP Opposes Outsider as State President as Party Fails to Find Pillai's Successor

Party National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is unhappy and has said, if things continue to drift, he would step in to take a final call, say sources.

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Updated:December 24, 2019, 1:45 PM IST
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Kerala BJP Opposes Outsider as State President as Party Fails to Find Pillai's Successor
Kerala BJP leaders at the ‘Janaraksha Yatra’. (File image: PTI)

Thiruvananthapuram: Despite factional rivalry, the Kerala State BJP unit is working to reach a consensus for the post of the state party president and they are united that they will not accept an outsider for the top post.

Party National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is unhappy and has said, if things continue to drift, he would step in to take a final call, say sources.

Ever since the resignation of P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, named the Mizoram Governor in October, the state BJP has failed to identify his successor.

Despite quite a few rounds of meetings, a consensus has failed to emerge and with the controversy surrounding the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act taking centre stage in Kerala with the traditional rival political fronts - the ruling CPI-M led Left and the Congress led UDF up in arms, the national leadership of the BJP is upset, that at a crucial time when the BJP should defend the CAA, the party is still searching for a president.

The race has finally come down to two names — K.Surendran, who has the backing of Union Minister Muraleedharan and M.T.Ramesh who has the support of former state BJP chief P.K. Krishnadas.

Meanwhile, there is also a talk that has started taking the rounds to bring back former Mizoram Governor Kummanem Rajasekheran.

Those is the know of things have revealed that the deadline that Shah has given is the first week of January and if still there is no consensus, then it will be his call.

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