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BJP pits BJDS chief Vellappally against Rahul in Wayanad

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The BJP on Monday announced Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) President Thushar Vellappally would be the NDA candidate against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Kerala’s Wayanad constituency.

“I proudly announce Thushar Vellappally, President of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena as NDA candidate from Wayanad. A vibrant and dynamic youth leader, he represents our commitment towards development and social justice. With him, NDA will emerge as Kerala’s political alternative,” Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah tweeted.

The BDJS is a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance in Kerala and Vellappally is also the NDA’s state convenor.

Thanking Shah for giving him the opportunity, Vellappally said in a tweet: “This behind the curtain drama of the left and congress we will expose to our country men. I am with you in this fight to eradicate foreign rule from our motherland.”

The Congress had on Sunday announced that Gandhi would also contest from Wayanad, apart from his traditional constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, acceding to the demands of party workers in south India.

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