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Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed a crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Monday. (File Photo)

Sonia Gandhi says Congress must draw 'uncomfortable lessons' from assembly polls

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi also raised the matter of electing a new party president. She decided to set up a small group to "candidly understand" the underlying causes behind the party's dismal performance in the recently concluded assembly elections.
"This is the achievement of the people. They were very clear that the protagonists of negative politics were kept away from power," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(ANI )
"This is the achievement of the people. They were very clear that the protagonists of negative politics were kept away from power," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.(ANI )

Protagonists of negative politics defeated: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 02:09 AM IST
In an interview to HT, Vijayan credited the Left Democratic Front’s (LDF) win, which bucked a four-decade-old electoral trend of the state changing governments every five years, to welfare measures, transparency and development.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Hindustan Times about how he did it, and stressed that his party’s return to power will help Left and secular forces across the country.(PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan spoke to Hindustan Times about how he did it, and stressed that his party’s return to power will help Left and secular forces across the country.(PTI)

Historic victory in Kerala will certainly reinvigorate Left: Pinarayi Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 06:23 AM IST
"It’s true that we have received setbacks in Bengal. But the historic victory in Kerala will certainly reinvigorate Left and secular forces in the country," Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi arrive to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, May 30, 2019.(Reuters)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi arrive to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi, May 30, 2019.(Reuters)

Dissent within the Congress might get louder after poll debacle

By Vinod Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 07:35 AM IST
For the Congress it brings home the imperative of setting its house in order regardless of who’s at the helm in the party.
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)
Metro Man E Sreedharan, drafted by the BJP late in the day (he joined the party three weeks before the election) and projected as the chief ministerial candidate did not help the party’s chances.(ANI Photo)

In Kerala, BJP loses lone seat won in 2016

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:10 AM IST
BJP national leaders raised many issues such as Love Jihad, the entry of women into Sabarimala etc-- but they failed to enthuse voters.
All India Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) victory in West Bengal has belied all predictions(AFP)
All India Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) victory in West Bengal has belied all predictions(AFP)

Four key messages from the election results

By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:32 AM IST
  • There is no denying the fact that TMC’s big victory is a huge achievement for Mamata Banerjee, especially when seen in the backdrop of the reverses her party suffered in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Left supporters celebrate the party’s win in Kerala. (ANI Photo)
Left supporters celebrate the party’s win in Kerala. (ANI Photo)

Left Front wins a war, but also loses a crucial battle

By Ramesh Babu, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 03:31 AM IST
  • The victory in Kerala is the most significant electoral gain for the Left since it lost Bengal in 2011
The two eastern states – West Bengal and Assam – have seen their cases rise most from this group, 54% and 76% respectively. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
The two eastern states – West Bengal and Assam – have seen their cases rise most from this group, 54% and 76% respectively. (Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Polls and Covid-19: 5 regions, 5 big spikes

By Jamie Mullick, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:31 AM IST
  • In all five – Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal – the seven-day average of new cases has increased at a rate more than twice that of the national average in the past week, shows an analysis by HT.
LDF supporters celebrate the party's victory during the election result day for the Kerala Assembly Polls, in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
LDF supporters celebrate the party's victory during the election result day for the Kerala Assembly Polls, in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

LDF’s response to crises led to its return to power in Kerala

By Abhishek Jha, Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:36 AM IST
The current LDF government’s tenure was among the most crisis-ridden in the state’s history
The Congress will seek to overcome immediate questions by focusing — and rightly so, in many ways, as this is its job as the Opposition. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
The Congress will seek to overcome immediate questions by focusing — and rightly so, in many ways, as this is its job as the Opposition. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)

Assembly Elections 2021: Congress faces existential crisis

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 08:32 AM IST
  • The party relies on the leadership of the Gandhis to win votes, but that ability to win votes of the family has not been visible for a set of elections now.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan during a road show in Kannur on April 4. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan during a road show in Kannur on April 4. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Assembly Elections 2021: Left is right in Kerala, again

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 03:14 AM IST
Winning 98 out of the 140 seats in the assembly, the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front has made history of sorts in Kerala. The new ministry headed by Vijayan is likely to be sworn in on Tuesday
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting from Dharmadam, watches the election trends along with party members, in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is contesting from Dharmadam, watches the election trends along with party members, in Thiruvananthapuram. (ANI Photo)

Yechury, Prakash Karat laud Pinarayi Vijayan as LDF prepares for a comeback

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 04:02 PM IST
  • The ruling LDF is leading in 98 seats out of 140 seats. Congress-led UDF is leading in 42 seats while the BJP is not leading in any constituency, election officials familiar with the developments told HT.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)

LDF inches towards historic victory, while ‘Metro Man’ fails to maintain lead

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 02:57 PM IST
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance has so far secured the lead on three seats.
Supporters of various political parties have gathered to celebrate in all four states and Puducherry as early trends show their party leading.
Supporters of various political parties have gathered to celebrate in all four states and Puducherry as early trends show their party leading.

'File FIRs against those gathered to celebrate party leads in elections': EC

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Further, the poll panel has said the station house officers (SHO) of the concerned police stations should be suspended in view of their failure to ensure people followed the commission's earlier order.
E Sreedharan is contesting the Kerala polls against Shafi Parambil, an incumbent contesting on a Congress ticket, and a CPI-M contestant CP Pramod. (ANI Photo)
E Sreedharan is contesting the Kerala polls against Shafi Parambil, an incumbent contesting on a Congress ticket, and a CPI-M contestant CP Pramod. (ANI Photo)

Ruling LDF leading in 80 seats, E Sreedharan ahead at Palakkad

Reported by Ramesh Babu | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Widow of the late Marxist renegade, K Rema is leading in Vadakara.
Security personnel stand guard outside a strong room ahead of counting of votes of the Kerala Assembly election, in Ernakulam district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Security personnel stand guard outside a strong room ahead of counting of votes of the Kerala Assembly election, in Ernakulam district on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Will LDF secure another term in Kerala? Assembly election results to be out soon

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 07:46 AM IST
  • The counting is taking place amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic and Kerala is among the top states that are reporting the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan greets other leaders and supporters as he arrives at a vote counting center following LDF's victory, in Kannur, Kerala. (AP)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan greets other leaders and supporters as he arrives at a vote counting center following LDF's victory, in Kannur, Kerala. (AP)

Kerala Elections highlights: LDF under Pinarayi Vijayan set to return to power

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 11:20 PM IST
  • Catch Kerala Election Results LIVE Updates here on Hindustan Times
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)
Election Results 2021: Counting of votes in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry assembly elections began at 8am amid tight security.(ANI Twitter)

Election Result updates: Rahul Gandhi says he's happy to congratulate Mamata

Written by Prashasti Singh, Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 09:06 PM IST
2021 Election Results Live Updates: After a high-octane election campaign in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the union territory of Puducherry, counting of votes has begun. Results for all four states and the UT are expected to pour in from 5pm.
The counting of votes will begin at 8am on Sunday.(PTI Photo) (PTI)
The counting of votes will begin at 8am on Sunday.(PTI Photo) (PTI)

Counting in Covid cloud for today’s Verdict 2021

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 06:47 AM IST
  • Besides Bengal, opinion poll projections for other states have largely been along expected lines in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Results of the assembly elections held over the past month in the four states and one union territory will be announced on May 2. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)
Results of the assembly elections held over the past month in the four states and one union territory will be announced on May 2. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)

Assembly elections 2021: 200% increase in halls for counting amid Covid-19

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 08:24 PM IST
"The counting will take place at 2,364 counting halls as compared to 1,002 halls in 2016 elections, this amounts to more than 200 per cent increase in counting halls. This is in view of the commission’s directions on Covid safety measures and guidelines...," a press release read.
An election rally in West Bengal. (AP File Photo )
An election rally in West Bengal. (AP File Photo )

EC asks Madras High court to stop media from reporting judges’ ‘oral comments’

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2021 11:37 AM IST
  • The EC has been facing flak for allowing political parties to hold election rallies in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry, where supporters turned up in huge numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Supporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) participate in an election rally ahead of the third phase of West Bengal state elections in Kolkata, India, Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP)
Supporters of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) participate in an election rally ahead of the third phase of West Bengal state elections in Kolkata, India, Monday, April 5, 2021. (AP)

Cliffhanger in Bengal, Stalin sweep in Tamil Nadu, predict exit polls

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 04:42 AM IST
Some polls gave the BJP, which pulled out all stops in its campaign, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah leading from the front, the edge.
Tamil Nadu and Kerala Exit Poll results(PTI)
Tamil Nadu and Kerala Exit Poll results(PTI)

Exit Polls 2021: DMK to register big win in Tamil Nadu, Vijayan to retain Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2021 10:44 PM IST
  • Pollsters have predicted a clear victory for the incumbent Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala and a huge win for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in Tamil Nadu.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they gather for a rally addressed by Modi ahead of West Bengal state elections in Kolkata, India.(AP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters wear masks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they gather for a rally addressed by Modi ahead of West Bengal state elections in Kolkata, India.(AP)

Ahead of results, Election Commission drafts 3-layer plan against Covid

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 01:22 AM IST
The counting for state polls in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry is scheduled for May 2 amid an alarming surge in infections that has overwhelmed the country’s health care infrastructure.
The Kerala high court noted that the Covid-19-related safeguard measures adopted by the Election Commission of India and the state government for counting day are sufficient
The Kerala high court noted that the Covid-19-related safeguard measures adopted by the Election Commission of India and the state government for counting day are sufficient

Kerala high court discards plea seeking lockdown on counting day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 04:17 PM IST
  • The decision to ban victory processions came a day after the Madras high court criticised the poll body as "the most irresponsible institution" for failing to implement proper Covid-19 guidelines during pre-poll campaigning.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. (File photo)

UK and South African virus variants present in Kerala, says Vijayan

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 03:42 AM IST
Talking to media persons in the state capital, Vijayan said preliminary studies have found that mutant strains fanned the second wave in the state.
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan discharged from Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan discharged from Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Fears of big Covid-19 surge in Kerala after assembly polls, CM faces heat

Reported by Ramesh Babu | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 10:59 AM IST
The opposition has claimed that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan developed Covid-19 symptoms two days before the assembly elections and suppressed the information.
KT Jaleel quit his post in the Kerala cabinet on Tuesday, days after the Lokayukta order holding him guilty of abuse of power. (File Photo)
KT Jaleel quit his post in the Kerala cabinet on Tuesday, days after the Lokayukta order holding him guilty of abuse of power. (File Photo)

KT Jaleel quits Kerala cabinet | Here's all you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 03:48 PM IST
KT Jaleel had moved the Kerala High Court on Monday, seeking a stay on the Lokayukta report which held him guilty of abusing his position of authority. However, on Tuesday, the minister forwarded his letter of resignation from the Kerala cabinet to the chief minister and the governor.
Taking note of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the poll body reiterated that the use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and thermal scanners etc was mandatory at all election-related events.(Twitter)
Taking note of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the poll body reiterated that the use of face masks, hand sanitisers, and thermal scanners etc was mandatory at all election-related events.(Twitter)

Won't hesitate to ban: EC says 'laxity' in following Covid norms during rallies

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The ECI wrote to all state and national parties on Friday and said it takes "serious view of the laxity in maintaining norms, particularly not wearing masks by political leaders on stage" and it could ban them from holding rallies in case the situation does not improve.
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