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which will be showcased at the 12th Tribal Film Festival to be held on August 20 at the National Film Archive of India from 2. download Indian Express App More Top News So, The saffron party,too thinks that no major breakthrough in Kerala is possible unless you get a chunk of the Christian vote bank which accounts for close to 19 percent of the total population in the state With Narendra Modi and his promises finding acceptance at least among a section of them the party feels that times have changed in Kerala and hence it is crucial for them to consolidate whatever small inroads they have developed with the Christian community in the state "Very clearly the times have changed Kerala Christians have moved on from a time they would vote only for the Congress and even communists thought of us as political untouchables That changed a long time ago Now the Christian mentality towards the BJP is changing as the party is perceived as one that stands for development That is what we hope to build on for the future” says Alphons Kannanthanam member national executive of the BJP and one of the prominent leaders from the Christian community who brokered the deal CPM left red-faced The church warming up to Shah’s visit seems to have let the cat among the pigeons in the camps of CPM and the Left more than the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan launched a scathing attack on Shah on the sidelines of the party’s Polit Bureau meeting in Delhi "BJP had tried its best to create communal violence in Kerala over the last few years But till now they have not succeeded Shah’s visit to Kerala should be seen in this light only Shah only wants to create another Gujarat here and reap political dividends” Balakrishnan told reporters at the AKG Bhavan in New Delhi Political analysts say that the left certainly has more reasons to watch Shah’s wooing of the Church cautiously than the Congress-led UDF This is because the Left itself had been trying hard to woo the Christian vote which had predominantly been with UDF While the CPM had been able to break the deadlock at least to an extent in the last decade or so Shah’s ‘social engineering’ which many feel he had used very successfully for political dividends across the country might be serious enough to push the Christian vote away from the Left again "If you look at the last Assembly elections it’s the CPM’s vote which the BJP had eaten into in many places in the state because of the consolidation of the Hindu vote bank to some extent In spite of that if the Left could hold is because of the minority vote that eroded from UDF and came into their camp So obviously the CPM does fear now that Shah’s social engineering could break this system and they could end up on the losing side This is precisely why the Left is taken aback at the new bonhomie between the BJP and the church” says CR Neelakandan a well-known political activist in the state Muslims miss out But perhaps what has surprised many political analysts is the fact that Shah has very conveniently given the leaders of the largest minority community in the state a purposeful miss The Muslims who form 27 percent of the total population always have a huge say in the electoral outcomes in the state and any clampdown on beef certainly affects the community in equal measure when compared with the Christians For the Muslims of Kerala the present notification not only affects their eating habits but also their profession as many of them own and as well as run slaughter houses something which seems to have been overlooked by Shah and his party men Perhaps the bitter lesson learned at the recently concluded Malappuram byelection where the BJP candidate remained at the usual third position in spite of promising good beef through well-maintained slaughter houses still haunts the party The Left reiterates that the Malappuram lesson has only made the BJP play more divisive politics "If the aim of Shah’s visit was to reach out to the minorities regarding beef and other issues why have they not met Muslim leaders who are thebiggest group in Kerala So it is only an attempt to play divisive politics again They know the Muslims in Kerala won’t reciprocate to their overtures so they are trying to woo the next largest group It is all a part of their social engineering agenda” CPM Polit Bureau member MA Baby told Firstpost Whether it is Modi or Rahul Gandhi or Kejriwal, not “all”.minister Srinivasa Rao.

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