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  India   All India  01 Apr 2019  Thushar Vellappally, BJP ally to fight against Rahul in Wayanad

Thushar Vellappally, BJP ally to fight against Rahul in Wayanad

PTI
Published : Apr 1, 2019, 6:20 pm IST
Updated : Apr 1, 2019, 6:20 pm IST

The Congress had said on Sunday that Gandhi will contest from the Kerala seat.

Thushar Vellappally is the son of Vellappally Natesan, who is the general secretary of the influential Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, which works for the welfare of Ezhava community, a backward caste with sizeable population in the state. (Photo: Facebook)
 Thushar Vellappally is the son of Vellappally Natesan, who is the general secretary of the influential Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, which works for the welfare of Ezhava community, a backward caste with sizeable population in the state. (Photo: Facebook)

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah Monday announced that Thushar Vellappally of Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, an ally of the saffron party in Kerala, will be the ruling NDA's candidate against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad.

The Congress had said on Sunday that Gandhi will contest from the Kerala seat, considered a bastion for the party, besides his family pocket borough of Amethi.

Shah tweeted:

Thushar Vellappally is the son of Vellappally Natesan, who is the general secretary of the influential Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, which works for the welfare of Ezhava community, a backward caste with sizeable population in the state.

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