Congress leader Udit Raj said on Monday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not been able to win a single Lok Sabha seat in Kerala since the voters in the state are educated. Udit Raj also said that since the Kerala voters are educated and not blind followers of the BJP, the saffron party has not been able to win a single seat in the state.
Taking to Twitter, Udit Raj said: “Kerala mein BJP aaj tak ek bhi seat nahi jeet paayi, jaante hain kyun? Kyuki wahan ke log shikshit hain, andhbhakt nahi [BJP has never won even a single seat in Kerala, do you know why? Because the people in Kerala are educated and not blind followers].”
Udit Raj’s statement has come a day after the exit poll results of the Lok Sabha Election 2019 were announced. According to India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll Result, the Congress-led UDF is way ahead of others. The exit poll results have predicted that while the UDF is expected to win 15-16 of 20 Lok Sabha seats, the CPI-M led LDF is expected to get only 3-5 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.
Interesting, the BJP is predicted to be leading in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, where former Union minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is in the fray.
Udit Raj, a former Bharatiya Janata Party MP from North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, had in April joined the Congress party after the saffron party fielded singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans from this parliamentary seat to contest the Lok Sabha Election 2019.
After joining the Congress, Udit Raj had alleged that the BJP has been an “anti-Dalit” party. “The BJP is an anti-Dalit party and they don’t want the upliftment of Dalits… The BJP keeps harping that everyone gets an opportunity in the party but in reality, this is not so,” Udit Raj had said at the presser.
In 2014, Udit Raj had merged his Indian Justice Party with the BJP ahead of the general elections. He was fielded from the North West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.