Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the preparations for Lok Sabha elections in Kerala, BJP president Amit Shah will arrive in Kerala on October 27. According to reports, the BJP hopes to secure four seats in Kerala, and it will chart its poll strategy accordingly.

If Kerala fails to get any seat, the central leadership will think of an overhaul of the state unit of the party. Shah will also take part in various meetings and programmes in the state including the Kannur district committee office inauguration.

Amit Shah will hold talks with senior RSS leaders including the ones who have expressed their problems about current state chief Sreedharan Pillai.

There are reports that former BJP state president and current governor of Mizoram Kummamam Rajasekaran would return to state politics. 

Rajasekharan himself clarified stating, “I have no intimation regarding any decision to send me back to Kerala. I can only obey the directions of the president.”

Rajasekharan also said that if he had worked according to his wishes, he would not have gone to Mizoram as the governor. Earlier in a meeting, a senior leader had claimed that Rajasekharan was given ‘punishment transfer’ as the governor of Mizoram during the end of his term. The same leader had also said that attempts to grasp power with money and influence would not be tolerated in state BJP.

The BJP had already asked the state leadership to turn the current Sabarimala issue into its favour. There are also instructions from the central leadership to lure dissident Left and Right leaders to the BJP.