Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta remain off-limits for BJP – UKMALAYALEE

Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta remain off-limits for BJP

Friday 24 May 2019 1:06 AM UTC

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM May 24: Though the BJP entered the electoral battle in Kerala with ‘heroes’ and ‘warriors’ it could not taste success in Thiruvananthapuram or Pathanamthitta.

The BJP’s calculation to achieve victory in the above two constituencies in the name of Sabarimala women’s entry issue went wrong. The party also had great expectations in Palakkad and Thrissur constituencies but it also went in vain.

Not only did the party get any seat in Kerala , but it also experienced a serious decline in voting percentage.

The BJP’s assessment is that minority votes started coming to the Congress after the party won in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan during the State assembly election.

The party evaluation is that minority groups voted for Congress as they strongly believed that only the Congress could defeat Modi.
As the votes of minority groups became almost certain, the winning prospects of UDF also became easy.

The BJP’s vote-bank also developed leak after a big portion of majority community who developed grudge against the LDF over Sabarimala issue started backing the Congress.