The party also declared the name of its candidate for one seat for Kerala Assembly polls, also to be held on May 16. With allies in the Lok Sabha election deserting it, the saffron party is fighting in alliance with some small outfits in Tamil Nadu while in Kerala it has joined hands with Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, the political wing of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, whose base is the influential Ezhava community.
    
While Tamil Nadu Assembly has a strenght of 235 members, including one nominated, the House in Kerala is 141-member strong, including one nominated. With this, BJP has announced names of over 160 candidates for Tamil Nadu polls.

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