New Delhi, Apr 1 : BJP general secretary in-charge of Kerala P Muralidhar Rao on Monday said electoral contest in Wayanad for Congress president will not be easy cakewalk and Mr Gandhi will face "hard times" especially after NDA has decided to field Bharat Dharma Jana Sena leader Thushar Vellapally.
"RaGa...the electoral battle in Wayanad will make you sweat...Hard times for you ahead. Shri Thushar Vellapally will make the fight interesting," he tweeted saying the BJP will back him "like granite".
"Democracy and Kerala polity will have exciting days ahead," he said.
Mr Rao also said Thushar Vellapally, NDA nominee, "with the complete backing of BJP will make him (Rahul Gandhi) sweat".
BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday announced that NDA constituent leader Thushar Vellappally, president of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), will be their nominee against Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad in the southern state.
The BDJS is a political party formed by leaders of influential but economically backward Ezhava community aiming to make inroads into Kerala's bipolar political space, which was dominated by either Congress led UDF or CPI-M led LDF. (UNI)