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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.
Sabarimala: Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Kerala has been witnessing massive protests by Ayyappa devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple since the government decided to implement the apex court order. (File Photo)(PTI)
Sabarimala: Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Kerala has been witnessing massive protests by Ayyappa devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple since the government decided to implement the apex court order. (File Photo)(PTI)

Sabarimala row: Kerala assembly disrupted again, BJP announces fresh stir

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 11:55 PM IST
The temple has been witnessing a series of protests since the Supreme Court’s September 28 verdict allowing women of all ages to worship there.
A police commando keeps vigil as devotees wait to offer prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple on the first day of Malayalam month of 'Vrischikom,' in Sabarimala on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.(PTI)
A police commando keeps vigil as devotees wait to offer prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple on the first day of Malayalam month of 'Vrischikom,' in Sabarimala on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.(PTI)

‘Police raj’ in Sabarimala, says BJP Kerala chief PS Sreedharan Pillai

Sabarimala | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2018 10:19 AM IST
BJP’s state chief PS Sreedharan Pillai said there was a “police raj” in Sabarimala and that the pilgrimage to the hilltop shrine to Lord Ayyappa was being affected due to their high-handedness.
Kerala BJP chief P S Sreedharan Pillai says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure.(PTI)
Kerala BJP chief P S Sreedharan Pillai says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure.(PTI)

Sabarimala row: Kerala BJP chief says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure

Kozhikode | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:39 PM IST
After kicking up a row over his statement that the Sabarimala head priest had consulted him before threatening the closure of the Ayyappa shrine if women of menstrual age entered it, the BJP’s state unit chief P S Sreedharan Pillai Saturday made a complete volte-face saying someone else in the tantri’s family had sought his views.
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.
Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Monday, Oct 22, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Devotees pay obeisance Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Monday, Oct 22, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Sabarimala: Police out in strength as temple to open for five hours today

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 10:56 AM IST
Hindu outfits have urged media houses to avoid sending women journalists to Sabarimala temple. Congress, BJP termed the police deployment as ‘fascism’.
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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
BJP workers Tuesday began a dawn-to-dusk hunger strike in front of Kerala DGP’s office here, intensifying its agitation against the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s crackdown on Sabarimala protesters.(PTI)
BJP workers Tuesday began a dawn-to-dusk hunger strike in front of Kerala DGP’s office here, intensifying its agitation against the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s crackdown on Sabarimala protesters.(PTI)

BJP begins dawn-to-dusk hunger strike over arrest of Sabarimala protesters

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2018 02:22 PM IST
Former Union minister and party’s lone MLA in the state assembly, O Rajagopal, was also present.
CPI(M) candidate Saji Cherian retained the Chenganur assembly constituency in Kerala with a record margin of over 20,000 votes.(PTI File Photo)
CPI(M) candidate Saji Cherian retained the Chenganur assembly constituency in Kerala with a record margin of over 20,000 votes.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala assembly bypoll: CPI(M) retains Chengannur, BJP’s ambition takes another hit

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 08:10 PM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s Cherian got 67,303 votes, Congress nominee D Vijayakumar received 46,347 and the BJP’s Sreedharan Pillai managed the third position with 35,270 votes.
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