The Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, a key partner in the BJP-led NDA in Kerala, today said it would not co-operate with the saffron party for the coming assembly bypoll in Chengannur unless "issues" are resolved.
BJP has not fulfilled the promises it made to NDA partners with regard to appointments in boards and corporations, BDJS president Thushar Vellapally told reporters after a meeting of the party leaders here.
"In the present circumstances, it is difficult for the party to cooperate with NDA in the coming polls," he said.
However, he made it clear that the party has not taken any decision to leave the NDA. "Once issues are settled, a united NDA could face the polls," he said.
It was a propaganda unleashed by certain individuals in the saffron party's state unit to "insult" him and BDJS, he alleged.
"Neither I nor the party has asked for a RS seat," the BDJS chief added.
Meanwhile, BJP state president Kumanom Rajasekharan said the issues raised by BDJS would be brought to the BJP central leadership's notice. He also expressed confidence that a united NDA would face the Chengannur bypoll.
The relations between BJP and BDJS have not been cordial with the latter alleging that the saffron party had not given due recognition to them and posts and positions in boards and corporations as promised.
SNDP is a social organisation of the numerically strong backward Ezhava community in the state.
Even though election notification for the Chengannur bypoll has not been issued, the ruling CPI-M led LDF, UDF opposition spearheaded by the Congress and BJP have announced their candidates for the seat.
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