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Won’t align with any political party: Vellapally

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Alappuzha: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan Monday said they would not align with any political party in the state.

"We will not have any friendship with the BJP. Don't expect it (from SNDP). The SNDP Yogam will not have any friendship with the Communists and Congress. I understand that the people of state are waiting for a political alternative," Natesan said after the budget session of the Yogam at Chertala in the district.

“I don't see any chance of BJP opening an account in the state. The Left Democratic Front has become irrelevant," he said.

He said politicians will be invited to SNDP programmes only after "well thought" has been given.

Natesan's statement came amid BJP's bid to cement ties with the SNDP Yogam, founded by renowned social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, who gave the message of 'One caste, one religion and One God to mankind.'

BJP leader and Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti had met Vellappally Natesan, General Secretary of SNDP Yogam, at his residence here yesterday.

Jyoti's meeting with Natesan on Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi day yesterday was seen as significant as it came nearly a month after the SNDP leader met BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed the political situation and the problems faced by the Hindu community in the state.

The meeting was widely seen as BJP's attempt to expand its base in the state.

Though BJP's vote share has been increasing in the state recently, the party had so far failed to win a seat in the Assembly or Parliament from Kerala.

Vellapally also hit out at Opposition leader V.S Achuthanandan, who had unleashed a scathing attack against him.

“Achuthanandan should learn history. He should go to Sivagiri at least once in his lifetime as a pilgrim. There was a time when the doors of Sivagiri were closed on CPI(M) leaders, except Varkala Radhakrishnan. He is only reading the notes prepared by upper caste comrades at AKG Centre,” he said.

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