first_imgModi said even though BJP does not have any MP or MLA Modi said even though BJP does not have any MP or MLA from Kerala, the Centre was always ready to help the state during any eventualities. He said to hear the voice of Kerala in Delhi, he had nominated two MPs– Suresh Gopi (Rajya Sabha) and Richard Hay (Lok Sabha) from the state. Referring to the pitiable condition of the state during the tenure of the UDF and LDF, he said agricultural growth was negative. Today Kerala produces only 13 per cent of the agricultural produce wanted by the state and has to depend on other states to meet the rest of its demand, Modi said. The state which was in the forefront in health and education had also slipped in this sector, he added. “If we have to secure Keralas future, then corruption should be weeded out, politics of development instead of politics of violence should be embraced and the BJP should be given a chance”, he told the gathering at Kasaragod and recalled the contributions of Adi Sankara, Sri Narayana Guru, Chattambi Swamigal and Ayyankali towards the social, cultural and educational fields of the state. Modi will be coming for another round of electioneering on May 11 when he will be addressing a meeting at Tripunithura in Ernakulam district. The BJP-led NDA alliance, which is sweating it out to open its account in the state, has tied up with the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), a political party floated by Vellapally Natesan-headed Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), an organisation of backward Ezhava community. BJP has put up candidates in 97 seats while the BDJS has fielded 37 candidates and the remaining seats have been given to smaller parties. PTI MVG JRK UD BN RGadvertisementlast_img