Kochi: Actor and BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi was discharged from a private hospital in Kochi on Tuesday and is likely to commence campaigning soon after the mandated rest period as advised by doctors.
He said though he was not keen on contesting the assembly election, he agreed as his party wanted him to do so. “There were four options and the Prime Minister asked me to contest from Thrissur,” Gopi said.
The actor who is recovering from pneumonia said he would start campaigning after taking the Covid-19 vaccine. “I will have to recover first. I will study the issues and understand the reality, meanwhile,” he added.
On how he looked at chances of a win, the BJP candidate said, “It’s not about winning. It’s about putting up a tough fight. How can anyone predict a win so soon? When I contested for Lok Sabha the previous time there were seven constituencies. This time there is only one which has 41 divisions. It will not be easy because there is a vast difference between a Lok sabha, local body and assembly polls.”
Commenting on Lathika Subhash’s tonsuring protest, Gopi said it pained him. “With this, it has become very clear that no MP from Kerala has the right to talk about 33% reservation for women as all political parties in the state have failed to do justice.”