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K Surendran takes over as Kerala BJP chief; 50-yr-old firebrand says state party has strength to make 'political leap'
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K Surendran takes over as Kerala BJP chief; 50-yr-old firebrand says state party has strength to make 'political leap'

K Surendran, who arrived in the state capital in the morning, was given a rousing welcome by the party workers, before being taken to the headquarters in a road show.

Sabarimala protests: Kerala BJP worker arrested for attacking woman devotee in November 2018, granted bail
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Sabarimala protests: Kerala BJP worker arrested for attacking woman devotee in November 2018, granted bail

VV Rajesh, a functionary of BJP's Kerala unit, was arrested and later granted bail for allegedly assaulting a woman devotee at the Sabarimala temple last year.

Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts
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Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts

Analysts say BJP hasn't got any benefit in Kerala from the Sabarimala row, including in Pathanamthitta — the hotspot of Sabarimala protests — where exit polls predict a sizeable gap between BJP candidate K Surendran and Congress candidate Anto Antony

Number of candidates with criminal cases against them spikes: 40% of BJP, 39% of Congress nominees face charges, finds study
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Number of candidates with criminal cases against them spikes: 40% of BJP, 39% of Congress nominees face charges, finds study

Nearly one-in-five candidates running for parliament in the current election has an outstanding criminal case against them, inching up from 17 percent in the previous election and 15 percent in 2009, according to the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-profit organisation that analysed candidates’ declarations.

Lok Sabha polls: BJP trying to milk Sabarimala issue for votes, but winning Pathanamthitta seat will be tough
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Lok Sabha polls: BJP trying to milk Sabarimala issue for votes, but winning Pathanamthitta seat will be tough

Surendran and his party are not ready to leave Sabarimala in the election, despite a bar on invoking the names of Lord Ayyappa in the polls.

Lok Sabha polls: Fearing cross-voting for BJP, CPM claims pact between RSS, Congress in Thiruvananthapuram
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Lok Sabha polls: Fearing cross-voting for BJP, CPM claims pact between RSS, Congress in Thiruvananthapuram

The Shashi Tharoor camp feels that some of these mandalam committee leaders may have joined hands with the BJP to help Kummanam Rajasekharan.

SC dismisses plea for urgent hearing of Sabarimala verdict review petitions; CJI says Justice Indu Malhotra 'on leave'
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SC dismisses plea for urgent hearing of Sabarimala verdict review petitions; CJI says Justice Indu Malhotra 'on leave'

The Supreme Court dismissed the urgent hearing of pleas seeking a review of the judgment allowing women of all ages to enter Lord Ayappa shrine in Kerala's Sabarimala as one of the judges, Justice Indu Malhotra, is on leave.

Sabarimala row: Women activists make failed bid to enter shrine; Kerala govt, court-appointed panel pass buck
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Sabarimala row: Women activists make failed bid to enter shrine; Kerala govt, court-appointed panel pass buck

A human wall erected by devotees and right-wing Hindu activists at Sabarimala has once again foiled the government’s effort to facilitate the entry of women in the temple.

Sabarimala row: 'CMO unleashing orchestrated campaign to keep me behind bars,' says BJP general secretary K Surendran
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Sabarimala row: 'CMO unleashing orchestrated campaign to keep me behind bars,' says BJP general secretary K Surendran

Surendran was arrested for violating prohibitory orders at Sabarimala and preventing the officers from doing their duty.

Pinarayi Vijayan says BJP planned Sabarimala protests; party dismisses claim and aims to intensify agitation
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Pinarayi Vijayan says BJP planned Sabarimala protests; party dismisses claim and aims to intensify agitation

Firstpost had reported on Monday that a "secret" circular issued by Kerala BJP revealed that the protests at Sabarimala on Sunday, which led to the arrest of 72 people at the hill shrine, were part of a carefully planned operation by the saffron party to execute its political agenda in the state.

Sabarimala temple remains calm on second day of pilgrimage season even as Kerala BJP protests, blocks roads
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Sabarimala temple remains calm on second day of pilgrimage season even as Kerala BJP protests, blocks roads

The Congress, which deputed a three-member delegation to Sabarimala, accused the CPM-led state government of creating a "terror-like atmosphere" in the name of security of the hill shrine.

Sabarimala protests: Calm returns to Lord Ayyappa shrine on second day of pilgrimage amid tight security
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Sabarimala protests: Calm returns to Lord Ayyappa shrine on second day of pilgrimage amid tight security

Though the devotees at Sabarimala temple were relieved to get more time for darshan due to less crowd, many were unhappy at not being allowed to spend some more time at the sannidhanam - temple complex.

Sabarimala row: BJP workers protest against K Surendran's arrest; Kerala is under 'jungle raj', says party's state chief
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Sabarimala row: BJP workers protest against K Surendran's arrest; Kerala is under 'jungle raj', says party's state chief

The Kerala unit of the BJP observed a protest on Sunday by blocking highways across the state following the arrest and the subsequent remand of senior party leader K Surendran.

Sabarimala row: Kerala Police takes BJP general secretary K Surendran into preventive custody
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Sabarimala row: Kerala Police takes BJP general secretary K Surendran into preventive custody

Surendran told the police he had come as a devotee and should be allowed to pray at the temple.

Army to build two bridges to facilitate pilgrims' return to Sabarimala; final clearance from defence secretary expected soon
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Army to build two bridges to facilitate pilgrims' return to Sabarimala; final clearance from defence secretary expected soon

The engineering division of the Army from Hyderabad has been entrusted to build two bailey bridges near Kerala's Sabarimala temple, One bridge would be meant for the vehicular traffic, and the other for pedestrians.

Assam NRC row: BJP members picking up the anti-migrant cry is a needless and dangerous trend
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Assam NRC row: BJP members picking up the anti-migrant cry is a needless and dangerous trend

Telengana BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh has found a panacea for the illegal aliens in Assam problem.

As BJP leader K Surendran targets Kerala's Bengali migrant workers, activists fear for social harmony of state
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As BJP leader K Surendran targets Kerala's Bengali migrant workers, activists fear for social harmony of state

Migrant workers from north-eastern states have been feeling insecure in Kerala in the aftermath of the cold-blooded murder of a 21-year-old college student allegedly by a migrant labourer from West Bengal at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district on 30 July

Kerala's ruling LDF makes a spectacle of itself: Critics allege corruption and cronyism rampant, fear end of communist rule
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Kerala's ruling LDF makes a spectacle of itself: Critics allege corruption and cronyism rampant, fear end of communist rule

These are just a few cases of favouritism and financial profligacy being indulged in by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government since it came to power in May 2016 with a promise to weed out corruption from all levels of government.

Demonetisation: Co-op sector in Kerala observes strike, demand to be allowed to exchange scrapped notes
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Demonetisation: Co-op sector in Kerala observes strike, demand to be allowed to exchange scrapped notes

The co-operative sector in Kerala came to a standstill, with banks and primary cooperative societies downing shutters and observing 'hartal' demanding that they be allowed to exchange the scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.