Cherthala: SNDP yogam general secretary Vellapally Nateshan Saturday said they did not consider the BJP as untouchable.
“SNDP will show its strength in Aruvikkara. Chief Minister Ommen Chandy is cheating the Ezhava community in the state,” he said.
Aruvikkara will see a three-cornered battle with Karthikeyan's 31-year-old son K.S. Sabarinathan as the Congress nominee and 65-year-old M. Vijayakumar of the CPI(M), who is also a former speaker and minister, in the fray besides Rajagopal, the most powerful BJP leader from Kerala.
The by-election in the rural constituency in the capital district was necessitated following the death of assembly speaker G. Karthikeyan in March.
The election will be held on June 27.