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New Kerala BJP chief: Central leadership hold talks with state

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The BJP's central leaders today held discussions with the party's leaders amid reported differences among them over names suggested by various factions for the post of new

BJP national in-charge, Kerala, H and party met the party's state and district leadership to understand their views on the appointment of new state unit president, party sources here said.

The post of the state in the politically significant southern state has been lying vacant since became the of on May 29 this year.

and Kateel held one to one meetings with the partys state core committee members and district level leaders.

said the national leadership of the party would soon take a decision on the new state

Both Raja and Kateel also met senior party leaders, including O Rajagopal MLA, V Muraleedharan and other former presidents including Sreedharan Pillai as part of the exercise to appoint the new president, the sources said.

Names of leaders, including K Surendran, M T Ramesh and A N Radhakrishnan have been reportedly suggested for the post by various sections in the state BJP.

Raja, while refusing to speak of differences in the state unit over the names suggested by various sections, said the decision would be taken by and Prime Minister

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 20:50 IST