Shobha Surendran, the firebrand woman leader of the BJP who was the party state general secretary and a member of the national executive of the party, has skipped the party leadership meet at Thrissur attended by the party in charge of the state CP Radhakrishnan and a galaxy of leaders.
Shobha has been sulking ever since K Surendran was inducted as the party state president. Surendran and Shobha held diametrically opposite positions in the BJP scheme of things in Kerala.
While Shobha was appointed the party state vice president in March 2020 when Surendran assumed office, she refused to accept it stating that it was a demotion from her position as party state general secretary. However Surendran and his mentor, Union minister of state for external affairs and former state president of BJP, V Muraleedharan did not budge even after there was pressure from all corners including the state leadership of the RSS.
Surendran while speaking to media persons at Thrissur said “Shobha is very much part of our team. She may not have attended the meeting owing to some personal issues.”
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