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Kerala and Cong heave relief sigh

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 23, 2013
First Published: 01:33 IST(23/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:34 IST(23/3/2013)

The return of the Italian marines has come as relief to the Kerala government and the Congress.

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The killing of two Indian fishermen by the marines before a crucial bypoll snowballed into a major issue, with the CPM dragging Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s name in it.

Also, the fishermen community — largely Latin Catholic church — is an influential vote bank. On Friday, CM Oommen Chandy praised the Centre for its efforts.


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