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According to people aware of the details, the party won 3.575 million votes in the local body elections, about 17.20% of the total votes counted.. In picture - BJP leader K Surendran.(Twitter)

BJP banks on local poll gains to make inroads in Kerala

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 07:49 AM IST
Party aims to target the Pinarayi Vijayan govt on the gold smuggling racket and Covid-19 pandemic.
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station through special train services during the ongoing lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic in Thiruvananthapuram in May 2020.(ANI File Photo)
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station through special train services during the ongoing lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic in Thiruvananthapuram in May 2020.(ANI File Photo)

Week-long triple lockdown starts in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram today

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The announcement about the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday came hours after K Surendran, the state’s tourism minister, said the district was ‘’sitting on an active volcano’’ with rising number of Covid-19 cases.
The Kerala High Court expressed serious reservations over the way the firm was shortlisted and entered into an agreement for wetting data it said but it did not want to upset the ongoing coronavirus control measures.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
The Kerala High Court expressed serious reservations over the way the firm was shortlisted and entered into an agreement for wetting data it said but it did not want to upset the ongoing coronavirus control measures.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Kerala HC orders US-based firm Sprinklr to maintain data confidentiality

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 11:34 PM IST
In April first week, the state IT department had inked an agreement with the US software firm to process a huge volume of data collected by grassroot health workers of the state. Though no money was involved in the contract, the opposition alleged that it was a breach of privacy and data.
BJP leader K Surendran took charge as the president of the faction-ridden Kerala unit on Saturday.(TWITTER.)
BJP leader K Surendran took charge as the president of the faction-ridden Kerala unit on Saturday.(TWITTER.)

K Surendran assumes charge as Kerala BJP president

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The state unit was divided into two prominent factions, one led by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and the other by P K Krishnadas. The two factions later came together after the party leadership issued an ultimatum.
Congress-led opposition in Kerala disrupted proceedings in the state assembly on Monday to protest the acquittal of four accused in the rape and death of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Congress-led opposition in Kerala disrupted proceedings in the state assembly on Monday to protest the acquittal of four accused in the rape and death of two minor Dalit sisters in Palakkad. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kerala oppn disrupts house over accused’s acquittal in rape, death of 2 minors

Thiruvananthapuram, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:42 AM IST
Candlelight rallies and protest meetings were held in many parts of the state demanding justice for the sisters aged between 8 and 11. The girls were found dead within 52 days of each other after they were allegedly raped by a relative and his friends.
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.(PTI)
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: After Sabarimala stir, BJP eyes temple route for votes

Kerala | By Revati Laul and Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Following months of protests at the temple site, in which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate K Surendran played a visible and voluble part, he is being feted in a God-like way.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded by BJP members during the Yuva Morcha meet, at Thekkinkad Maidanam, in Thrissur, Kerala, India, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.(Photo by Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded by BJP members during the Yuva Morcha meet, at Thekkinkad Maidanam, in Thrissur, Kerala, India, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.(Photo by Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)

Suspense in Kerala BJP continues over Pathanamthitta seat

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Desperate to open an account in Kerala there was a scramble in BJP for Pathanamthitta seat and the party leadership kept the suspense alive by not naming the candidate in the constituency where the hill temple Sabarimala is situated.
The Sabarimala foothills in Pamba on Sunday witnessed high drama as hundreds of devotees blocked paths and chased away a group of 11 women of menstruating age being escorted to the hill shrine by the police.(ANI)
The Sabarimala foothills in Pamba on Sunday witnessed high drama as hundreds of devotees blocked paths and chased away a group of 11 women of menstruating age being escorted to the hill shrine by the police.(ANI)

High drama at Sabarimala foothills as women, police face ire of devotees

Hindustan Times, Pamba | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 08:16 PM IST
Though the police team tried to arrest and remove a few of the devotees who blocked the traditional forest path and take the women members of Chennai-based outfit ‘Manithi’, hundreds of pilgrims rushed down to the valley to chase them away.
A BJP central leaders team met Kerala governor P Sathasivam over the Sabarimala issue and submitted a memorandum (HT)(HT Photo)
A BJP central leaders team met Kerala governor P Sathasivam over the Sabarimala issue and submitted a memorandum (HT)(HT Photo)

Sabarimala row: BJP leaders held at base camp, central team meets governor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2018 11:27 PM IST
With the BJP deciding to intensify its struggle on Sabarimala, a party team led by general secretary Saroj Pandey arrived in the state for discussions with local leaders on the issue. They also met governor P Sathasivam and submitted a memorandum.
BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran was taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala on November 17.(PTI Photo)
BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran was taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala on November 17.(PTI Photo)

Sabarimala protests: BJP leader K Surendra denied bail

Pathanamthitta/Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 08:41 PM IST
Surendran was arrested earlier this week from Nilakkal, the base camp of Sabarimala, after he refused to go back despite a request from the police.
BJP general secretary K Surendran (pictured), who was allegedly not present at the venue of the protest, was charged under IPC Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), police said.(PTI/File Photo)
BJP general secretary K Surendran (pictured), who was allegedly not present at the venue of the protest, was charged under IPC Section 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), police said.(PTI/File Photo)

Day after bail, BJP leader Surendran booked in fresh case related to Sabarimala agitation

Pathanamthitta (Kerala) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 08:53 PM IST
The fresh charge was added in connection with the blocking of a 52-year-old woman, who had come for the rice feeding ceremony of her grandson at Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala when it was opened for the special pooja ‘chitira aatta vishesham’ earlier this month.
BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran being taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala on Saturday.(PTI)
BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran being taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala on Saturday.(PTI)

Sabarimala: BJP leader ‘manhandled’ in police custody, party protests

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 10:27 AM IST
In protest against K Surendran’s arrest from the Nilakkal base camp of Sabarimala temple, BJP has decided to step up its stir and blocked highways across Kerala.
Sabarimala: BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran being taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala, Saturday. Nov 17, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_17_2018_000179B)(PTI)
Sabarimala: BJP's Kerala state general secretary K Surendran being taken into preventive detention near Sabarimala by the state police when he came to visit Sabarimala, Saturday. Nov 17, 2018. (PTI Photo) (PTI11_17_2018_000179B)(PTI)

‘Open fire if you want’, BJP leader detained at Sabarimala; party workers protest in state capital

Hindustan Times, Sabarimala | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 11:24 PM IST
The development comes after the 12-hour shut down called by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti and BJP to protest the arrest of Hindu Aikya Vedi leader K P Sasikala in the early hours of Saturday crippled normal life in Kerala, the second bandh in a month.
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Kerala BJP chief receives death threat

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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