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Will welcome small parties with open arms, says Amit Shah

Will welcome small parties with open arms, says Amit Shah

Kochi: Winding up his two-day visit to Kerala, BJP chief Amit Shah Saturday has told reporters the NDA will welcome the small parties with open arms.

"At the upcoming local bodies election (September 2015), the BJP will contest all the seats and the BJP will be a force to reckon with after the next assembly polls (May 2016) are over," said Shah.

Shah said the BJP, which has been unsuccessful so far in opening its account in state assembly or Lok Sabha, would become a major political force in the state assembly after the next polls.

He said a vigorous membership campaign was on and the target was to have 40 lakh party cadres.

BJP state president V Muraleedharan was among the leaders present at the press meet.

According IANS report, it has been decided that the BJP will woo film personalities to get support in the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might seek help from Guru Nair, a former office bearer of the Congress in Maharashtra, who has joined the BJP.

Nair said that he met a few film personalities, including actor-turned politician and former state minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and actor Lalu Alex.

"I have spoken to Alex and am trying to reach a leading actress. I have also informed the state BJP leaders about this and they have given the green signal," said Nair.

Alex said that he has been contacted by Nair.

"I told him (Nair) that during the Lok Sabha election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised many things and if he is able to do 50 percent of what he has said, I will salute him," said Alex.

The BJP is also looking for actor Suresh Gopi.

"Modi invite me for his swearing in ceremony and I did attend it," said Gopi.

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