BJP to likely to field TV personality

BJP to likely to field TV personality

BJP to likely to field TV personality
The BJP in Kerala is planning to field activist and television personality Rahul Easwar in a key constituency in the May 16 Assembly election in the state.

The candidature of Rahul, a regular “right-of-centre” panelist on national television, is likely to be formalised in the party’s second list of probable candidates expected to be released on Saturday.

Rahul on Thursday confirmed that there has been “an offer” from the BJP. “I’ve been offered one of the constituencies among Thiruvananthapuram Central, Kanjirapally and Guruvayur. The final word on the matter could be out by tomorrow (Friday),” Rahul told Deccan Herald. Thiruvananthapuram Central is a key constituency for the BJP; the party had earlier considered actor Suresh Gopi, but he is supposed to have declined the offer.

The BJP is also considering cricketer S Sreesanth as a candidate for the poll which has already seen at least three popular actors and other celebrities lining up for the two major coalitions led by the CPM and the Congress party. Sreesanth has shown interest in contesting from his hometown Tripunithura in Ernakulam district, but the party is yet to make a decision on the matter. The BJP has already roped in actor Bheeman Raghu and director Rajasenan as candidates. The party has joined hands with new political outfit BDJS for the election; a first-of-its kind electoral alliance for the party in the State.
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