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Rajya Sabha nomination from Maharashtra recognition for Kerala: BJP leader

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Former BJP state unit on Sunday said the party decision to nominate him for a seat from was a recognition accorded to by the BJP leadership.

"I do not see this as something personal for me. It's recognition for I am the fourth person from to be given a seat in the upper house of Parliament after Suresh Gopi, (Anglo-Indian nominated member) and K.J. Alphons," said Muraleedharan, 59, who hails from Thalassery.

Since his younger days, he has been an active member of the

Muraleedharan told the media that his nomination is a "recognition the national BJP leadership is giving to Kerala".

Muraleedharan had come second in the constituency in 2016 polls, pushing the sitting to the third position. The seat was won by

Asked if he saw any prospects of his entry into the Union Council of Ministers, Muraleedharan denied such a possibility.



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:46 IST