Kerala: Former Congress Pathanamthitta chairman Victor Thomas joins BJP
23 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Victor Thomas, the former Pathanamthitta chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF), who recently left the Kerala Congress, joined the BJP in Kochi on Sunday.
Victor Thomas, the former Pathanamthitta chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF), who recently left the Kerala Congress, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kochi on Sunday.
In the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Kerala BJP Chief K Surendran, the former UDF district chairman was welcomed into the BJP.
“Victor Thomas’ BJP entry is a good sign in Kerala. LDF and UDF made Kerala backwards in development,” Javadekar said.
“Modiji’s policies are attracting many people. Many more people will join BJP,” the former Union Minister added.
K Surendran said, “Tomorrow, with the arrival of the Prime Minister, the activities that will give new hope to beleaguered Kerala will begin. The Prime Minister’s two-day visit has become a hot topic. His arrival will lead to a leap in development.”
He informed that the leaders of the prominent Christian churches in the state will meet the Prime Minister.
“Who will be meeting will be announced later. A visit has also taken place in Delhi before. Their names are decided by the Prime Minister’s Office,” the state BJP chief said.
Surendran said that those individuals who belong to the field of art, culture, sports and cinema will participate in Yuvam-23 program. “Their names will be announced later,” he further stated.
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