After mulling over other names- including that of O Rajagopal and Suresh Gopi- BJP has decided to give the ticket to Rajasekharan from Thiruvananthapuram.
Ram Temple very much a Lok Sabha election issue for the party.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting with more than 30 party spokespersons, panellists and columnists to put across the party view more effectively on public platforms.
The Cabinet approved the Constitution (Application to J&K) Amendment Order, 2019 on Thursday. A proposal in this regard was sent by the Jammu and Kashmir government on February 22.
BJP has been trying to woo farmers, poor, Dalits, first time voters as well as arouse nationalist sentiments in the run-up to the elections.
Led by party chief Amit Shah, BJP brass has been working on this front for the past few weeks and the results are there to see.
Union ministers are also likely to be sent to the funerals to show solidarity with the soldiers. Official figures state that 37 CRPF personnel were martyred in the February 14 attack.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be in Srinagar on Friday to look into the lacunae that led to the attack.
"I hope we see the same set of MPs in the next Lok Sabha," Singh said in Lok Sabha in his validatory speech in Lok Sabha today.
Party chief Amit Shah inaugurated the campaign at Ahmedabad by putting up a BJP flag at his home and taking the pledge “Fir ek baar Modi sarkar”.
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