New Delhi: Tamil Nadu and Kerala together constitute 59 seats in the Lok Sabha. The BJP has one in Tamil Nadu and none yet in Kerala. As the election heat is drawing near, Prime Minister Modi needs to look at a southern push with plans being drawn for a second term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu on January 27, a statement said. Madurai is known as the political capital of Tamil Nadu. Modi, recently, had opened the party's doors for an alliance in Tamil Nadu. AIADMK is likely to join hands with the BJP, according to sources, while DMK will remain aligned with the Congress.

Modi will also inaugurate the super speciality blocks of Rajaji Medical College (Madurai), Thanjavur Medical College (Thanjavur) and Tirunelveli Medical College (Tirunelveli), which are part of the upgraded projects of government medical colleges.

Modi's speech during these events will be significant as BJP has only one MP in Tamil Nadu - Pon Radhakrishnan. 

The Prime Minister will visit Kochi on the same day and unveil a plaque to dedicate to the nation an integrated refinery expansion complex of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. This is Modi's second visit to Kerala in the last fortnight. He had inaugurated the Kollam bypass on January 15.

Modi then had slammed Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan by saying CPI(M) government's behaviour will go down as the most shameful as they don't respect India and its culture. 

Modi didn't spare Congress either. "They say one thing in the Parliament and it gets contradicted in Kerala. They have proved that they are two-faced," he said, while requesting the Congress to show their real stand on issues. 

If there is one party at the forefront that has been standing with the people of Kerala, it is BJP, said Modi. "For us, it is not a matter of convenience, but that of conviction," he added.

Modi will also lay the foundation stone for a petrochemical complex at the same venue, inaugurate a mounded storage vessel at an LPG bottling plant of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited in Kochi and lay the foundation stone for skill development institute at Ettumanoor.