Mumbai, Mar 15 (PTI) Former Kerala BJP president V Muraleedharan, who was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra today, said his party is aiming to win the 2021 Assembly polls in his home state.

Talking to reporters here, Muraleedharan said Kerala is the last bastion of the Left, and the BJP is working towards winning it in 2021.

“In the last elections, the BJP secured 16 per cent votes,” he noted.

He was thankful to the BJP leadership for nominating him from Maharashtra, a state which has given leading lights in political and social spheres, he said.

“I was associated with this state during my stint in the ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) in 1994-96,” he said, adding that he would raise issues related to Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.

He also said that the BJP has sent him to the Rajya Sabha to strengthen the party in Kerala.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.