According to party sources, Shah will be meeting the state leaders and office-bearers at Palakkad on Friday, focussing on the strategies to be adopted for the civic elections next year and the Asssembly polls in early 2016.
    
Shah, coming to the state dominated by coalitions led by Congress and CPI(M) for the second time after the  Narendra Modi government assumed power at the Centre, will address a public meeting at Palakkad Friday evening.

The next day, he will be in Kochi where he is expected to address the media before winding up the tour. Though the saffron party has failed to open its account in the state Assembly or Lok Sabha from Kerala, its vote share rose to 10.5 percent in the last parliamentary polls without having any credible ally.

The thinking in the party is that assumption of power at the Centre under Modi's leadership has created an ambience for it to make a bid to break the jinx.
    
However, this requires winning the confidence and goodwill of large sections of people, especially those disenchanted with United Democratic Front (UDF) and Left Democratic Front (LDF), which have been alternating in power for the last few decades, party sources said. Shah visited Thiruvanathapuram in June last year and addressed a convention of party workers from across the state.

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