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Defence minister Rajnath Singh is in Kerala to campaign for the BJP in upcoming Assembly election.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala challenging federal structure of constitution: Rajnath Singh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Singh is in Kerala to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly elections. On Saturday, Singh said that the BJP's vote percentage and seats will increase in the state.
State BJP President said Sreedharan joining BJP shows that people are fed up with the anti-development stand of both the UDF and LDF. (ANI Photo)
State BJP President said Sreedharan joining BJP shows that people are fed up with the anti-development stand of both the UDF and LDF. (ANI Photo)

Sreedharan suited to adorn any post in Kerala, including CM's: State BJP chief

ANI | , Kasaragod
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:17 PM IST
He said that in the coming days many more prominent figures who have winning probability would join NDA in Kerala.
On what it means to enter the political fray, Sreedharan said it only means that all his professional responsibilities are coming to an end by the end of this month. HT/Arijit Sen
On what it means to enter the political fray, Sreedharan said it only means that all his professional responsibilities are coming to an end by the end of this month. HT/Arijit Sen

Ready to be chief minister if BJP wins in Kerala, says E Sreedharan

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:24 PM IST
  • Sreedharan said that he is "certainly" ready to be the chief minister if the party wants him to be after coming to power.
Radhakrishnan termed UDF's move as sheer hypocrisy and opportunism and alleged it was just an exercise to get some votes.(ANI)
Radhakrishnan termed UDF's move as sheer hypocrisy and opportunism and alleged it was just an exercise to get some votes.(ANI)

Kerala BJP says Congress' promise to protect Sabarimala custom is 'poll stunt'

ANI | , Kochi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 03:38 PM IST
KS Radhakrishnan challenged the United Democratic Front (UDF) to disclose the number of leaders in the alliance who were implicated in the Sabarimala agitation.
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)
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.
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.
BL Santhosh, who was last month appointed as general secretary in place of Ram Lal, also advised his colleague not to put out unconfirmed news. Ganeshan later deleted his tweet.(ANI file photo)
BL Santhosh, who was last month appointed as general secretary in place of Ram Lal, also advised his colleague not to put out unconfirmed news. Ganeshan later deleted his tweet.(ANI file photo)

‘Confirm before you post things’: Santhosh on Kerala BJP leader’s J&K LG tweet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 06:07 PM IST
No official announcement has been made about the Lt Governor of the newly carved out Union Territory. However, social media has been abuzz with reports of Vijay Kumar, who is currently an advisor to the Governor Satpal Malik, being appointed for the role.
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.
Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan.(PTI File Photo)
Mizoram governor Kummanam Rajasekharan.(PTI File Photo)

BJP wants to pitch Mizoram governor against Shashi Tharoor in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 03:05 PM IST
Though speculation was doing rounds for some time, this is the first time the state unit has approached the party leadership regarding Kummanam Rajasekharan. The RSS is also keen on his return.
Kerala police booked BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai for his speech claiming credit for the Sabarimala agitation.(PTI)
Kerala police booked BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai for his speech claiming credit for the Sabarimala agitation.(PTI)

As politics heats over Sabarimala, Kerala BJP president booked

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 07:35 AM IST
The case was registered in Kozhikode on Thursday on a complaint by journalist Shybin alleging that Pillai had recently instigated activists to protest against the entry of women of child-bearing age into the hill shrine, police said.
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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
Flood-affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, Kerala.(AP Photo)
Flood-affected victims stand in a queue for food at a relief camp set up inside a school in Kochi, Kerala.(AP Photo)

UAE did not offer financial aid for flood-hit Kerala, says state BJP chief

Kozhikode | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan spoke about aid from the UAE, saying that the news was conveyed to him by Middle East business honcho.
BJP National President Amit Shah scheduled to arrive on a day’s visit to Kerala on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP National President Amit Shah scheduled to arrive on a day’s visit to Kerala on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Amit Shah likely to carry out ‘major surgery’ in faction-ridden Kerala BJP unit

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 08:50 PM IST
BJP leaders who refused to be named said that though Rajasekharan was appointed in December 2015 with a clear brief to end factional feud, he was unsuccessful.
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