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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.

CPM's outreach to Muslims through Indian National League puts massive realignment on cards in Kerala
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CPM's outreach to Muslims through Indian National League puts massive realignment on cards in Kerala

Observers view the rising competition in the Muslim bastions as an indication of the changing face of the Muslim politics in Kerala

Kerala Chief Electoral Officer ruffles feathers with ban on religious propaganda, green protocol for campaigning
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Kerala Chief Electoral Officer ruffles feathers with ban on religious propaganda, green protocol for campaigning

Soon after the Model Code of Conduct came into force, Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer ruffled the feathers of politicians by warning them against using names of gods during campaigning, setting norms for a green protocol and asking candidates with criminal cases pending against them to let voters know details of the cases.

Lok Sabha Election: Congress loses little from Tom Vadakkan's exit to BJP as leader had no ground connect, nor fought polls
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Lok Sabha Election: Congress loses little from Tom Vadakkan's exit to BJP as leader had no ground connect, nor fought polls

Congress considers Vadakkan, a close aide of United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi as a demonetised currency whose exchange period expired long ago.

Kerala twin murders: Fissures in state politics deepen as Congress blames CPM, vows to get justice for killed duo
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Kerala twin murders: Fissures in state politics deepen as Congress blames CPM, vows to get justice for killed duo

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also come down heavily on the CPM for the murder and asserted that the party will not rest until the murderers are brought to justice.

CPM-led Left Democratic Front to hold rallies in Kerala in March, will highlight Narendra Modi govt's 'failures'
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CPM-led Left Democratic Front to hold rallies in Kerala in March, will highlight Narendra Modi govt's 'failures'

The LDF had included four more parties into the Front in 2018 including the Kerala Congress (B) led by R Balakrishna Pillai.

'Communists don't respect India's culture': Narendra Modi slams CPI-led LDF government over Sabarimala row in Kerala speech
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'Communists don't respect India's culture': Narendra Modi slams CPI-led LDF government over Sabarimala row in Kerala speech

Launching a scathing attack on the left government in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue, Narendra Modi said Communists do not respect India's culture and spirituality.

Kerala's Republic Day float left off list of final 14 state tableaux: LDF leaders slam 'political' exclusion by Centre
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Kerala's Republic Day float left off list of final 14 state tableaux: LDF leaders slam 'political' exclusion by Centre

The Kerala government sought to make renaissance the theme of its float for the Republic Day Parade on 26 January

Ramesh Chennithala and other Opposition leaders heading to Sabarimala shrine to protest prohibitory orders briefly blocked by police
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Ramesh Chennithala and other Opposition leaders heading to Sabarimala shrine to protest prohibitory orders briefly blocked by police

Police initially said the UDF workers cannot be allowed to visit the Sabarimala temple in such large numbers in view of the prohibitory orders, but later permitted them.

Amit Shah says Kerala govt's handling of Sabarimala protests 'disappointing', claims pilgrims being treated as 'Gulag inmates'
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Amit Shah says Kerala govt's handling of Sabarimala protests 'disappointing', claims pilgrims being treated as 'Gulag inmates'

Asserting that BJP stands firmly with every Ayyappa devotee who holds the Sabarimala tradition close to his heart, the Amit Shah said his party will not let the LDF "crush people's faith with impunity"

Sabarimala temple row: As Kerala govt and devotees lock horns, police dread task to secure women pilgrims
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Sabarimala temple row: As Kerala govt and devotees lock horns, police dread task to secure women pilgrims

If the government and devotees refuse to relent, the pilgrim season starting with the opening of the temple on 16 November is going to be tumultuous.

Sabarimala row: 'Temple entry does not ensure gender justice,' says Amit Shah in Kannur, slams govt for arresting devotees
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Sabarimala row: 'Temple entry does not ensure gender justice,' says Amit Shah in Kannur, slams govt for arresting devotees

Pledging to stand like a rock beside Lord Ayyappa supporters, Shah said that he was here to warn the communist government.