Priyanka Gandhi will be visiting the capital city again on April 3 to participate in a roadshow at Nemom and Kazhakoottam as part of the poll campaign in Kerala. Priyanka was supposed to go on a road show with Congress Nemom candidate K Muraleedharan on Tuesday when things went haywire as she arrived late in Thiruvananthapuram.
She was supposed to visit Venjarammoodu, Kattakada, Poojappura and then do a road show with the Nemom UDF candidate Muralidheeran along with UDF’s Vattiyoorkavu, candidate Veena S Nair. However, the road show was cancelled as there was a lack of the time.
As the roadshow had to be cancelled, a miffed Muraleedharan, who is UDF’s star candidate in Kerala, is said to have told Priyanka that not visiting Nemom would send mixed signals. Nemom is the only seat in Thiruvananthapuram that the BJP managed to win in the 140-member Kerala Assembly in the 2016 Assembly polls.
The UDF party, for the upcoming election in Kerala, consciously picked Muraleedharan, who is Lok Sabha member and son of late minister K Karunakaran as its Nemom candidate. He will be taking on former state BJP president Kummanam Rajasekheran in the Nemom constituency. According to Muraleedharan, Priyanka not campaigning in his constituency would give the opposition parties something to talk about.
Priyanka on Tuesday had created an impact in Alappuzha, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram and on Wednesday drew huge crowds in Thrissur.
Addressing the people at Chalakudy on Wednesday, Priyanka said that the politics in Kerala has become violent and is driven by tension due to policies of the LDF.