Kerala BJP state president and former vice president of the party Shashi Tharoor had been to India for two weeks earlier this year to meet senior leaders and get the help of Indian government.
Shashi Tharioor has gone to Kerala to visit the Kerala-based Sholay Sholiya Ambedkar ashram and to attend the memorial service of the former RSS leader Ambedker, a senior party leader said.
Tharoor was on his first visit to Kerala since he joined the party.
He was in Kerala for a few days to meet officials and get their help in building up the BJP and in helping the party rebuild its image, said a party leader.
The party is not a political party in Kerala.
It is a social movement that has been built around people’s needs and aspirations.
It has always been based on the needs of people.
We do not have any money and we have to take what we need.
I came to Kerala on a personal mission to build a BJP in Kerala, said Tharool.
When I came here, I did not expect to see this kind of political parties.
We were not expecting the Congress or any other political party to come to our district.
I was not expecting any opposition party.
The people of Kerala are not the people of Delhi or Mumbai.
“I am happy that I have been able to meet people from other states like Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.
There were so many things that we could not do in Delhi,” said Thariool.
Tharool, who has been in Kerala since 1992, was the BJP president from 1999 to 2011.