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Congress urges Kerala government to convene all-party meeting to end row over 'narcotic jihad' remark
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Congress urges Kerala government to convene all-party meeting to end row over 'narcotic jihad' remark

A group of people, who were not at all a party in the matter, were indulging in hate campaign in the social media platforms to add fuel to the fire and thus disrupt communal harmony in the southern state, VD Satheesan, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, said.

Parvathy condemns Kerala govt's decision to hold swearing-in ceremony with 500 guests
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Parvathy condemns Kerala govt's decision to hold swearing-in ceremony with 500 guests

Parvathy, in a series of tweets, urged that the upcoming government should opt for an online swearing-in ceremony and avoid public gathering amid pandemic.

Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021: Lessons learned from P Vijayan and the Left's historic return to power

Along with welfare politics, the Left has also benefited from the significant shift in Kerala’s political landscape with the rise of Hindu nationalism

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kalliasseri profile: CPM likely to replace incumbent TV Rajesh due to two-term policy
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kalliasseri profile: CPM likely to replace incumbent TV Rajesh due to two-term policy

The current MLA from Kalliasseri Assembly constituency is CPM leader TV Rajesh, who was recently in the news for being named in the charge sheet in a 2012 murder case

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Trikaripur profile: CPM's M Rajagoplan won in 2016; LDF stronghold remains unbreached since 1977
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Trikaripur profile: CPM's M Rajagoplan won in 2016; LDF stronghold remains unbreached since 1977

Congress has been trying to wrest the seat from CPM since the 1970s, but has not been successful yet

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Payyannur profile: Constituency has been LDF stronghold since 1965; CPM's C Krishnan had won in 2016
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Payyannur profile: Constituency has been LDF stronghold since 1965; CPM's C Krishnan had won in 2016

CPM leader C Krishnan had won the Payyannur Assembly Election twice winning the 2016 poll by a margin of over 40,000 votes

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Udma profile: CPM's K Kunhiraman has won every election from seat since 2001
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Udma profile: CPM's K Kunhiraman has won every election from seat since 2001

The voter turnout in the UDF stronghold was 80.45 percent in 2016. The CPM has won every election from the seat since 1991

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kasaragod profile: NA Nellikkunnu won for second time in 2016 in IUML stronghold
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Kasaragod profile: NA Nellikkunnu won for second time in 2016 in IUML stronghold

The IUML, a constituent of Congress-led UDF, has won every election from Kasaragod Assembly constituency since 1980

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Manjeshwaram profile: Despite 2019 bypoll win, IUML faces stiff challenge from BJP
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Manjeshwaram profile: Despite 2019 bypoll win, IUML faces stiff challenge from BJP

The BJP, which has been trying to wrest control of the seat for decades is likely to up the ante in the 2021 Assembly election

Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Neyyattinkara profile: CPM's KA Ansalan had wrested seat from Congress' R Selvaraja in 2016 polls
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Kerala Assembly Election 2021, Neyyattinkara profile: CPM's KA Ansalan had wrested seat from Congress' R Selvaraja in 2016 polls

The seat is currently represented by KA Ansalan of the CP(M), a first time MLA, who defeated R Selvaraja, a two-time MLA in 2016 Assembly Election with 9,543 votes

Kerala municipal polls see influx of independent candidates pledging transparency and direct democracy
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Kerala municipal polls see influx of independent candidates pledging transparency and direct democracy

Most of these movements are new, some being formed in the last few months , but are mostly helmed by those with some experience in social work or activism

Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'
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Palarivattom flyover scam: IUML condemns arrest of MLA Ebrahim Kunju, terms it 'politically motivated'

IUML national general secretary PK Kunhalikutty said that Kunju's arrest, if it was necessary, should have been made earlier

Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan steps down ahead of local body polls, cites health issues
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Kerala CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan steps down ahead of local body polls, cites health issues

The development comes in the wake of Balakrishnan's son being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate at Bengaluru in a money laundering case

Kerala's LDF clinches rare win in Pala bypoll; Congress, BJP vote share decreases, but experts warn against drawing conclusions
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Kerala's LDF clinches rare win in Pala bypoll; Congress, BJP vote share decreases, but experts warn against drawing conclusions

Despite a fall in BJP vote share in the Pala bypoll, which was won by NCP and LDF candidate Mani C Kappen, political analysts are not ready to dismiss the saffron party as a force in the state

How Tamil Nadu's regional nationalism, habitual secularism of a plural society in Kerala halted BJP's march in the South
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How Tamil Nadu's regional nationalism, habitual secularism of a plural society in Kerala halted BJP's march in the South

Historically, the insurmountability that the BJP faces in south India arises mainly from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but their stories of resistance — the politics, the underlying ideologies, and the circumstances — are completely different from each other. One is strongly based on self-respect and counter-nationalism while the other is based on the habitual secularism of a plural society and age-old Centre-Left politics.

Ahead of Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election, Kerala gears up for crucial three-way battle between LDF, Congress and BJP
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Ahead of Phase 3 of Lok Sabha election, Kerala gears up for crucial three-way battle between LDF, Congress and BJP

The Sabarimala women's entry issue and Congress president Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad have altered Kerala's political landscape

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Tamil Nadu edition: CPM's Veena George says Left will support secular govt at Centre
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Tamil Nadu edition: CPM's Veena George says Left will support secular govt at Centre

As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states

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.

Lok Sabha Election 2019, Kerala profile: Of 20 seats in state, BJP set to contest in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
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Lok Sabha Election 2019, Kerala profile: Of 20 seats in state, BJP set to contest in Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur

The LDF, the UDF as well as the BJP are likely to evoke voter sentiments by bringing up political murders during campaigning.

Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad has CPM shaken; Left party gearing up for no-holds-barred campaign against Congress
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Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad has CPM shaken; Left party gearing up for no-holds-barred campaign against Congress

The panicky reactions of CPM and BJP leaders to Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad convinced the Congress that the move may kick off a wave in the party's favour in all the southern states.