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Lok Sabha Elections: BJP will ensure overall development of big tourist destinations in Kerala, says PM Modi

Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed Kerala tourism, saying it has great potential and that his government is committed to taking the country’s ‘Virasat’ to the world heritage scale. Addressing a public rally in Thiruvananthapuram, he asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will ensure the overall development of big tourist destinations in Kerala. “Kerala tourism has a great potential. We are committed to connecting global tourists with our ‘Virasat’. We will establish new centres of eco-tourism in Kerala,” he added.

On Maliyali New Year ‘Vishu’
Speaking further, the Prime Minister also mentioned the festival of Maliyali New Year Vishu, which was commemorated on April 9. “In such auspicious times, we are getting this blessing from the people of Kerala. This blessing is the blessing of a new beginning in Kerala,” he added. Vishu, marked as a harvest festival, is observed on the first day of the Malayalam month called ‘Medam’. In customary Hindu households, the day kicks off with family members waking up early to witness the auspicious “vishukkani”.

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