The development comes a day after a court here directed the police to register the case against Surendran over bribery allegations.
Metroman E Sreedharan, the technocrat who implemented several flagship projects across India including the Metro Rail, is confident of turning around the Bharatiya Janata Party's fortune in Kerala.
Kerala BJP president K. Surendran said that he has tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.
Kerala BJP president K Surendran hit out at state Finance Minister Thomas Isaac for allegedly leaking CandAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) audit report documents and urged chief minister to drop him from the cabinet.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is under attack from the opposition ranks for the massive gold scandal in which his former principal secretary was allegedly involved.
Firebrand leader K Surendran, who came into limelight after the BJP and right wing outfits-led Sabarimala temple protests against entry of young women into the shrine, on Saturday took over as the chief of BJP's Kerala unit.
The meeting was chaired by national organisation secretary B.L. Santhosh. While Surendran is being backed by the faction headed by Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan, Ramesh has the support of former state BJP chief P.K. Krishnadas.
The Kerala unit of the BJP has two power centres -- one led by Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.Muraleedharan and the other led by former state party president P.K.Krishnadas -- and the race is between the two to get their nominee to the party top's post