In a recent development in Kerala, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused supporters of the Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) of conducting cyber attacks against Christians who recently joined the party.
This accusation follows the enrollment of around fifty Christian families, including Fr Shaiju Kurien, Secretary of the Orthodox Church Nilakkal Bhadrasanam in Pathanamthitta district in southern Kerala, who joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Saturday (30 December).
As reported by Onmanorama, BJP state president K Surendran expressed concern over the cyber attacks and issued a stern warning of robust retaliation against those responsible, emphasising the party's commitment to protecting its new members.
The party had recently resumed its 'Sneha Yatra,' an outreach program aimed at connecting with the Christian community in the state.
However, the BJP's move to engage with minority communities has drawn criticism from the Congress, which has accused the party of pursuing divisive strategies.
This development underscores the evolving political landscape in Kerala, where the BJP is intensifying efforts to broaden its appeal among diverse demographics, particularly by fostering ties with the Christian community.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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