Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad candidacy puts CPM in tough spot; Left party may lose national tag if it performs poorly in Kerala
Congress president Rahul Gandhi's candidacy from Wayanad has upset the poll strategy of both the BJP and CPM in Kerala as the political discourse has now shifted from women's entry into Sabarimala to national issues
Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad today: Farmers, Adivasis offer Congress chief chance to show he can fulfil poll promises
Wayanad farmers bear the brunt of the free-trade treaties that the successive Union governments have signed with various countries and regional partners. It has opened the door for cheap farm produces, especially spices, from these countries resulting in a price crash.
Political murders in Kerala: CPM faces electoral isolation amid claims of shielding accused party leaders
CPM leaders and workers are accused in 16 of the 20 political murder cases lodged in Kerala since 2016, when the Pinarayi Vijayan government came to power.