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BDJS in Kerala sore over BJP's attitude

Press Trust of India  |  Alappuzha (Ker) 

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 unless "issues" are resolved.

has not fulfilled the promises it made to NDA partners with regard to appointments in boards and corporations, 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.

The chief took exception to reports that he was chosen as a candidate by the national leadership for the Rajya Sabha polls from a northern state.

It was a propaganda unleashed by certain individuals in the to "insult" him and BDJS, he alleged.

"would file a written compliant to national seeking action against those responsible for spreading false reports about my Rajya Sabha candidature," he said.

"Neither I nor the party has asked for a RS seat," the added.

Meanwhile, 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 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.

BDJS was formed in 2015 by the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam headed by its

SNDP is a social organisation of the numerically strong backward Ezhava community in the state.

Even though election notification for the bypoll has not been issued, the ruling CPI-M led LDF, UDF opposition spearheaded by the and BJP have announced their candidates for the seat.

district seretary is the candidate of the LDF and D Vijayakumar the UDF candidate. Former P S Sreedharan Pilla is the NDA candidate.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:25 IST