"His (Shah's) visit is not going to have any impact and Tamil Nadu will never accept Hindutva politics. The BJP is spending huge money for this, but considering political, social and cultural history of the state it cannot have foothold here," he told reporters here.
Shah is in the city today on a one-day visit during which he is set to energise grassroots level functionaries ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls and meet a cross-section of leaders.
Referring to the Centre's proposal for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies, the CPI leader alleged the BJP was trying to divert the nation's attention by talking about the "impractical" measure.
"Instead of talking about electoral reforms, the BJP is trying to divert issue on to simultaneous elections. That is not practical. The country has various diverse political situations. How can they impose such an initiative," he said.
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