Speculations have started gaining momentum that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal might join the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Janmashtami. A Deccan Herald report on Tuesday said the RSS was keen in Mohanlal’s contesting the Lok Sabha elections next year from Thiruvananthapuram. If everything goes smoothly, will become a mouth-watering contest with incumbent Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
BJP has increased its vote share in Kerala but it has so far failed to make any major electoral impact. Its biggest name in the state, former union minister O Rajagopal who holds the only Assembly seat the party has ever won in the state. The saffron party already has Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi in its ranks and in addition to that Mohanlal will give to BJP the necessary star power in a state where it has no prominent political leaders to appeal to the public.
Mohanlal said on Monday, after his meeting with Modi, that PM had assured all possible assistance for Kerala, which is picking up the pieces from the devastating floods that killed nearly 300 people and displaced thousands of others.