The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to support independent Democratic Socialist Justice Party (DSJP) candidate Dileep Nair in the Guruvayur seat after the rejection of the NDA candidates nomination.
On Monday, the Kerala High Court dismissed the petitions filed by three BJP candidates from Thalassery, Guruvayur and Devikulam constituencies which challenged the rejection of their election nominations. The Court said that it cannot interfere in the decisions taken by the Returning Officers of the respective constituencies to reject the nomination papers for not adhering to requirements.
On Saturday, the Returning Officers had rejected nominations of N Haridas in Thalassery, Dhanalakshmi Marimuthu in Devikulam and Niveditha in Guruvaur for not having the signature of the BJP national president.
In the Guruvayur constituency, UDF has fielded LNA Khader of Muslim League, while LDF has fielded NK Akbar of CPM. At this point, it is important to note that the rejection of nominations in three constituencies has created political confusion in the constituency where BJP has a good vote share.
On Monday, reportedly while releasing 'The NDA Chargesheet against the LDF government' in Thiruvananthapuram Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda said that if came to power in Kerala, BJP would introduce Uttar Pradesh moel legislation against 'love jihad.'
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reach Kottayam to campaign for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Wednesday. He will address the gathering at the Kanjirappally St Dominic's College ground. Earlier, the meet was scheduled to be held in Manimala, was shifted to Ponkunnam following security issues.