After ‘Metro Man’, PT Usha may join BJP
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: After “Metro Man” E Sreedharan, Olympian PT Usha may also announce her entry into the BJP during the party’s ongoing “Vijaya Yatra”, which Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath launched this Sunday, attacking the ruling CPM-led LDF government headed by Pinarayi Vijayan.
While Usha is believed to “always have a soft corner” for the BJP, the saffron party is also looking for “progressive, clean, and credible faces” to woo urban and young voters in the poll-bound Kerala. For traditional and Hindu voters, there is always Sabarimala. As far as Usha is concerned, the BJP has been in touch with her since long. Recently, she supported the BJP over farm laws and also condemned climate change activist Greta Thunberg and singer Rihanna for “interfering” in India’s internal matters.
Usha is expected to join during the yatra that will culminate around the first week of March. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to be present at the culmination event.
There are speculations about retired High Court judges, including a Muslim face, popular film stars and eminent people from the cultural and social fields joining the BJP around then.
The party is aiming to expand its base in the elusive southern state. It is also trying to project two former DGPs with “clean image” Senkumar and Jacob Thomas.