BJP, Congress score self-goals in Kerala Chengannur bye-election

BJP, Congress score self-goals in Kerala Chengannur bye-election

2018-05-31T16:09:27+00:00 On

Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress Party in Kerala have reason to worry from the results of Chengannur bye-election conducted on Sunday. With nearly all votes in — including those from areas considered strongholds of Congress and BJP — the…

Amit Shah wants a repeat of Tripura in Kerala. Here’s why he can’t

Amit Shah wants a repeat of Tripura in Kerala. Here’s why he can’t

2018-03-03T19:05:48+00:00 On

BJP President Amit Shah is not a very expressive person, but the relief and happiness on his face during the party’s regular press conference today was hard to miss. Among the questions asked of Shah was whether today marks the ‘golden period’…

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

Islamist protesters shut down anti-superstition event in Kerala

2018-01-15T09:10:24+00:00 On

Organizers said they were forced to cancel an event against superstitions and miracles in Kerala after members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the Popular Front of India, threatened to “level” those behind the event. “They…

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

Power of Social Media: Protesters seek justice for Kerala man killed for love

2018-01-14T20:37:07+00:00 On

Hundreds of protestors turned out to seek justice for a 27-year-old boy allegedly killed by a team of Kerala policemen for getting romantically involved with a girl who was related to one of them. In a rare occurrence in Kerala — where…

VENGARA Election Results: Left Front vote up 20%, Cong, BJP down

VENGARA Election Results: Left Front vote up 20%, Cong, BJP down

2017-10-15T10:57:40+00:00 On

The results of the bypoll held in Vengara assembly constituency in Kerala have confirmed the Congress-led UDF’s worries about losing support in the southern state. The results also showed that the BJP suffered a decline in popularity in Kerala in the last…

CPIM activists attacked for arranging Hindu-Muslim marriage in Kerala

CPIM activists attacked for arranging Hindu-Muslim marriage in Kerala

2017-09-16T12:56:11+00:00 On

Tensions are on the rise between the ruling CPI-M and the Social Democratic Party of India in Ambalapuzha in Kerala after Left activists were attacked, allegedly for arranging the wedding of a Muslim boy and a Hindu girl. The SDPI is second…

Malappuram bypoll election results: BJP fails to make headway

Malappuram bypoll election results: BJP fails to make headway

2017-04-17T11:51:19+00:00 On

The Bharatiya Janata Party has failed to make much headway in Kerala over the last two years, going by the results of a by-poll in the Muslim-dominated Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency. With nearly 95% of the eight lakh votes counted, the BJP has…

LIVE Malappuram by-poll election results: Kunjalikkutty leads

LIVE Malappuram by-poll election results: Kunjalikkutty leads

2017-04-17T13:26:18+00:00 On

Muslim League candidate PK Kunjalikkutty is on track to better his party’s performance in the assembly elections of last year, scoring a majority of around 1.8 lakh out of the total votes of around 8 lakhs. Kunjalikkutty won 55.06% of the votes, increasing the UDF’s…

Left Front tries to tap anti-American sentiment with fat tax in Kerala

Left Front tries to tap anti-American sentiment with fat tax in Kerala

2016-07-11T19:26:07+00:00 On

Kerala finance minister Thomas Isaac defended the new tax imposed on Western food items in Kerala even as it became clear that move could be open to a challenge on the lines on which Maharashtra’s beef ban was overturned. The communists of…

KERALA ELECTION: Why BJP is in as much trouble as the Congress

KERALA ELECTION: Why BJP is in as much trouble as the Congress

2016-05-27T12:50:40+00:00 On

On the face of it, things went well for the Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday in Kerala. After decades of efforts at break into a two-party system, the saffron outfit finally managed to win its first seat in the state legislative assembly this time with party…

Left likely to form next govt, leads Kerala Assembly Election Results, BJP ahead in 2 places

Left likely to form next govt, leads Kerala Assembly Election Results, BJP ahead in 2 places

2016-05-19T10:02:53+00:00 On

The Left Democratic Front is indeed likely to form the next government in Kerala going by initial trends that give it a slight edge. According to official results, LDF is ahead in 88 out of 140 seats, followed by UDF or Congress…

BJP to triple Kerala vote share as Hindus leave Congress in droves – prepoll survey

BJP to triple Kerala vote share as Hindus leave Congress in droves – prepoll survey

2016-02-18T19:33:05+00:00 On

A survey conducted by Asianet News and C-FORE polling agency ahead of upcoming assembly elections has revealed a dramatic shift of Hindu votes away from the Congress-led United Democratic Front towards the Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP is set to triple its…

‘Hindu unity’ not working, BJP goes after Christians in Kerala

‘Hindu unity’ not working, BJP goes after Christians in Kerala

2016-02-09T10:36:21+00:00 On

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which has been struggling to break into the two-front political scenario in Kerala for over a decade seems to have decided to move away from ‘Hindu unity’ plank and on to ‘development politics’ after the Left Front put…

Chandy imbroglio offers Sonia Gandhi a chance to set communal equations right, counter BJP

Chandy imbroglio offers Sonia Gandhi a chance to set communal equations right, counter BJP

2016-01-28T15:00:19+00:00 On

With a vigilance court directing the filing of a First Information Report against Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi may move to address some of the nagging concerns about ‘communal imbalance’ in the state government. Almost ever since the…

Court orders FIR against Kerala CM Oommen Chandy; Sonia Gandhi seeks report

Court orders FIR against Kerala CM Oommen Chandy; Sonia Gandhi seeks report

2016-01-29T07:37:06+00:00 On

A vigilance special court in Kerala hearing the solar scam has ordered that a first information report (FIR) be lodged against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and another minister Aryadan Muhammad. The direction came after an explosive revelation by Saritha Nair, accused in…

Kiss of Love activists, including Rahul Pasupalan, arrested by Police in Kerala

Kiss of Love activists, including Rahul Pasupalan, arrested by Police in Kerala

2015-11-19T08:55:58+00:00 On

Several activists of ‘Kiss of Love’ movement in Kerala, including its head Rahul Pasupalan, have been arrested by police in Kerala. According to reports, Pasupalan and his wife have been arrested under various sections of the IT Act. According to journalist Dhanya…

Aruvikkara Election Results: BJP ensures Left defeat, Congress victory

Aruvikkara Election Results: BJP ensures Left defeat, Congress victory

2015-06-30T20:42:04+00:00 On

The BJP has in-effect defeated the Left front in the Aruvikkara by-election and helped the Congress win by cutting into the Hindu votes in the constituency. While the Congress candidate KS Shabarinathan got 56,448 votes, the runner-up, M Vijayakumar of the Left,…