//BJP party polls in Kerala: Feud eclipses consensus

BJP party polls in Kerala: Feud eclipses consensus


Thrissur, Nov 04: A showdown between rival factions of the BJP in Kerala appears to be on the cards with no consensus on the choice of the state president and two candidates filing nominations for the key post for which party polls will be held tomorrow.

The plan to ensure the unanimous election of state general secretary P K Krishnadas, supported by the P P Mukundan faction, to the post suffered a setback with the group owing allegiance to current President P S Sreedharan Pillai fielding Ettumannur Radhakrishnan as its candidate.

The two candidates filed nominations before the party's returning officer Pon Radhakrishnan. The nominations for the BJP national council from the state were also filed today.

According to party sources, the claim staked by the rival groups for the number of nominees from each camp to the national council came in the way of unanimous elections.

A total of 37 nominations were filed for 20 national council berths from Tamil Nadu.

Party sources, however, said efforts to work out a truce between the two sides to avert the voting have not been given up.