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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi credited the people of Kerala as the inspiration behind his poll promise. (ANI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi says Kerala’s economy central issue, pegs NYAY as solution

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 08:40 PM IST
  • Rahul Gandhi said Kerala’s economy resembles a car without fuel and that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan is looking for answers to the state’s problems in the wrong place.
Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced a complete shutdown for 2 days starting from Friday 10 pm till Monday 5 am as Covid cases in the state continue to rise.(File photo for representation)
Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced a complete shutdown for 2 days starting from Friday 10 pm till Monday 5 am as Covid cases in the state continue to rise.(File photo for representation)

UDF holds dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala's Idukki against ruling LDF

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 07:37 AM IST
The UDF leaders alleged that the government has not yet taken any steps to make necessary amendments in the land assignment act of 1964.
The UDF leaders releasing their election manifesto in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday,(ANI Photo)
The UDF leaders releasing their election manifesto in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday,(ANI Photo)

Ministry of happiness, focus on NYAY: UDF releases manifesto for Kerala polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 04:29 PM IST
The election for the 140-member Kerala assembly will be held on April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
Ramesh Chennithala denied allegations that the Congress party has weakened in Kerala. In picture - Chennithala (extreme left) arrives for a meeting with the party leaders.(PTI)
Ramesh Chennithala denied allegations that the Congress party has weakened in Kerala. In picture - Chennithala (extreme left) arrives for a meeting with the party leaders.(PTI)

Kerala Assembly Poll 2021: Congress says UDF seat-sharing talks on ‘last lap’

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:12 PM IST
“Seat sharing talks are progressing. We are on the last lap. We will finalise the list by today or tomorrow," Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran during a press meet after the Kerala local body elections in Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI16-12-2020_000273B)(PTI)
Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala and KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran during a press meet after the Kerala local body elections in Thiruvananthapuram, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI16-12-2020_000273B)(PTI)

Congress promises NYAY scheme in manifesto for Kerala assembly election

ANI | , Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 06:23 PM IST
"We will be implementing NYAY scheme proposed by Rahul Gandhi in Kerala when UDF comes to power." said Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala.
Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan welcomes Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on the first day of Kerala Assembly session on Friday.
Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan welcomes Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on the first day of Kerala Assembly session on Friday.

Opposition in Kerala boycotts Governor’s address, stages protest outside Assembly

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:40 AM IST
The opposition legislators, who came with banners and posters, raised slogans against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan saying it is the most corrupt government the state has seen.
Officials count votes during of Kerala local body elections, in Kozhikode on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Officials count votes during of Kerala local body elections, in Kozhikode on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Kerala election result: Which party stands where and other key takeaways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 12:59 PM IST
The polling, as per strict Covid-19 protocol, was held on 21,893 wards in 1,200 local-self governing bodies and 87 municipalities in Kerala, on December 8, 10 and 14.
Left Democratic Front (LDF) supporters celebrate their party's lead in the Kerala local body elections in Kochi, Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Left Democratic Front (LDF) supporters celebrate their party's lead in the Kerala local body elections in Kochi, Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

LDF sweeps Kerala local body elections

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 03:55 AM IST
The local body elections took place in the backdrop of mounting challenges to the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led government of chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, whose secretary is in jail and a minister has been questioned by law enforcement agencies several times in connection with a gold smuggling racket uncovered in July.
The CPI (M) is observing a shutdown in five villages in Kollam district to protest the killing. (Photo@dpcklmrl)
The CPI (M) is observing a shutdown in five villages in Kollam district to protest the killing. (Photo@dpcklmrl)

CPI(M) worker stabbed to death in Kerala, BJP member arrested

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 03:56 PM IST
Police said CPI(M) worker Manilal, also an owner of a resort, received serious stab wounds and succumbed to his injuries later in the night.
State Women Commission president MC Josephine said Mullapally Ramachandran’s words were in bad taste and the commission will take action against him. (Photo @INCKerala)
State Women Commission president MC Josephine said Mullapally Ramachandran’s words were in bad taste and the commission will take action against him. (Photo @INCKerala)

‘Woman with self-respect will die if raped’: Kerala Congress chief’s shocker

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Mullapally Mamachandran made the offensive remarks while he was slamming the LDF for bringing up the solar scam case during the Congress regime to counter the criticism against it in the gold smuggling and drug cases.
File photo of Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K Mani.(PTI)
File photo of Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K Mani.(PTI)

Kerala Congress (M) faction decides to walk out of UDF, ends decades old ties

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 12:00 PM IST
Announcing the decision, Kerala Congress (M) chief Jose K Mani said at a press conference on Wednesday that the party suffered badly in the UDF camp.
Former Kerala chief minister and CWC member Oommen Chandy said there will be ups and downs but the captain will have to hold fort till the end.(HT Photo/Vivek Nair)
Former Kerala chief minister and CWC member Oommen Chandy said there will be ups and downs but the captain will have to hold fort till the end.(HT Photo/Vivek Nair)

Not a crime to write, says Oommen Chandy on row over letter to Cong prez. Then a rider

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Kerala Congress workers will next week celebrate former chief minister Oommen Chandy’s golden jubilee in the state assembly.
Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala complained that the government’s move amounts to robbing people. (Photo @chennithala)
Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala complained that the government’s move amounts to robbing people. (Photo @chennithala)

‘Switch off lights for 3 mins’: Kerala Congress’ power tariff hike protest

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 09:52 PM IST
There are widespread complaints that many consumers are getting bills that are three to four times higher than what they have been paying.
Rahul Gandhi will lead an anti-CAA rally in his constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Rahul Gandhi will lead an anti-CAA rally in his constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi to lead anti-CAA rally in Wayanad, Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) has also planned a “human map” against the CAA which will be inaugurated by senior leader A K Antony in the state capital.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses the gathering during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses the gathering during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Modi can’t make India a Hindu Rashtra’: Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 06:58 PM IST
Addressing a joint protest organized by the ruling Left Democratic Front and Congress-led United Democratic Front at the state capital on Monday, he said the country was facing an “explosive atmosphere” due to the wrong policies of the Modi government.
A day-long dharna will be organized before the martyrs’ column in Thiruvananthapuram which will be addressed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)
A day-long dharna will be organized before the martyrs’ column in Thiruvananthapuram which will be addressed by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday.(PTI PHOTO.)

In Kerala, Congress, CPI(M) to jointly protest against new citizenship law

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:19 PM IST
After Friday prayers many Muslim organizations have taken out processions in various parts of the state against the legislation. Big rallies were held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kasargode. The Social Democratic Party of India, the political wing of the Popular Front of India, has announced a statewide shutdown on December 17.
Police said the area has been witnessing clashes between the workers of the two parties and they suspect the latest killing was a continuation to this.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Police said the area has been witnessing clashes between the workers of the two parties and they suspect the latest killing was a continuation to this.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Muslim League worker hacked to death in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 07:45 AM IST
According to the police, Muslim League worker M Ishaq (36) was waylaid and attacked while he was returning from a local mosque after prayers. Though he was rushed to the hospital, he later succumbed to his stab wounds.
CPIM candidate V K Prashanth won the Vattiurkavuse by over 14,000 votes. Congress won three by-poll seats in Kerala and CPM won two.(HT Photo)
CPIM candidate V K Prashanth won the Vattiurkavuse by over 14,000 votes. Congress won three by-poll seats in Kerala and CPM won two.(HT Photo)

Kerala Assembly By-elections 2019: Congress wins three, left wins two, BJP winless

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 04:56 PM IST
The by-elections won’t impact the stability of Pinarayi Vijayan government which has 91 out of the 140 seats in the Kerala Assembly but serves as a reality check for political parties ahead of the assembly elections next year.
After weeklong drama the Kerala Congress (Mani) has decided to field senior leader Jose Tom Pulikunnel in crucial Pala assembly constituency but party chairman P J Joseph is yet to give symbol to him saying he was not consulted.(HT Photo)
After weeklong drama the Kerala Congress (Mani) has decided to field senior leader Jose Tom Pulikunnel in crucial Pala assembly constituency but party chairman P J Joseph is yet to give symbol to him saying he was not consulted.(HT Photo)

Infighting in Kerala Cong (M) over candidate for bypoll in Pala

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:28 PM IST
The by-election is necessitated in Pala in Kottayam district following the death of Kerala Congress (Mani) leader K M Mani who represented the constituency from 1965 and retained it till his death in April this year.
Police in Kerala’s Kozhikode district said on Sunday the green flags used by activists of the Muslim Students Federation (MSF) in a college during a campaign for students’ union election were not the national flag of Pakistan. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Police in Kerala’s Kozhikode district said on Sunday the green flags used by activists of the Muslim Students Federation (MSF) in a college during a campaign for students’ union election were not the national flag of Pakistan. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Students did not waive Pakistani flags, Kerala police clarify

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Police had booked at least 10 students and arrested two on Saturday after video footage of a rally inside the Silver Arts and Science College campus in Perambra of Kozhikode went viral.
During the peak of floods, some areas such as Nilambur and Meppadi had received 30 cms of rain in a day, said weathermen.(HT image)
During the peak of floods, some areas such as Nilambur and Meppadi had received 30 cms of rain in a day, said weathermen.(HT image)

Rain fury abates, Kerala toll reaches 110

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:44 AM IST
Heavy rain and landslides had wreaked havoc in many parts of the state, especially north Kerala for the past one week leaving a trail of death and destruction.
Triple talaq bill(AP Photo)
Triple talaq bill(AP Photo)

Muslim League youth wing leader slams party MP over triple talaq bill debate

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 07:12 PM IST
During the discussion in the house, the lone Muslim League MP did not get a chance to speak initially but when his turn came he was not present in the house.
Trouble was brewing after K M Mani’s death and his son Jose K Mani claimed he was the natural choice for the chairman’s post but the other faction opposed it. Kerala Congress has five legislators-- three are with Joseph and two with Jose K Mani.(Twitter)
Trouble was brewing after K M Mani’s death and his son Jose K Mani claimed he was the natural choice for the chairman’s post but the other faction opposed it. Kerala Congress has five legislators-- three are with Joseph and two with Jose K Mani.(Twitter)

UDF tries to avert split in Kerala Cong(M) as court stays Jose K Mani’s elevation

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The party had landed in trouble two months after founder K M Mani’s death. On Sunday, K M Mani’s son Jose K Mani, a Rajya Sabha MP, had appointed himself as the Chairman of the party ignoring party working chairman P J Joseph.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference(PTI)
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses a press conference(PTI)

Yechury takes full responsibility for CPI(M) rout, heads may roll

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:11 PM IST
The party’s highest executive body—the Central Committee (CC)—will meet from June 7 to 9 amid speculation that heads will roll, especially in West Bengal where the party did not win a single seat for the first time.
Devotees participate in a march 'Walk for Ayyappa' in relation to violence faced by devotees at Sabarimala's Ayyappa temple.(PTI photo)
Devotees participate in a march 'Walk for Ayyappa' in relation to violence faced by devotees at Sabarimala's Ayyappa temple.(PTI photo)

Sabarimala stir boosted UPA, not BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore and Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 07:26 AM IST
The Left parties have recorded their worst ever parliamentary performance, with just five Lok Sabha seats, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress workers take out a procession to celebrate Rahul Gandhi’s win from Wayanad on Thursday.(PTI)
Congress workers take out a procession to celebrate Rahul Gandhi’s win from Wayanad on Thursday.(PTI)

Kerala: Near sweep for Congress; CPM left with one

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:04 AM IST
For the beleaguered Congress, there is some comfort down south. Wayanad has saved the party president from major blushes.
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) has won 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.(FILE PHOTO)
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) has won 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.(FILE PHOTO)

‘Rahul Gandhi’s entry into Wayanad helped Cong sweep state’: Chennithala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Three factors helped the Congress in Kerala-- their position on Sabarimala, party president’s entry and misrule of the present CPI(M) government. Initially, the party’s central leadership was not willing to support state leaders on Sabarimala but they came around later.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders wave at party supporters during a roadshow after filing his nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections, in Wayanad on April 4, 2019.(PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other leaders wave at party supporters during a roadshow after filing his nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections, in Wayanad on April 4, 2019.(PTI)

Congress-led UDF set to sweep Kerala, say exit polls

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:46 PM IST
The UDF is tipped to win 15 to 16 seats out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala.
At least six persons, many of them senior citizens, died while waiting to cast their votes in different parts of the state.(HT Photo)
At least six persons, many of them senior citizens, died while waiting to cast their votes in different parts of the state.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: A break from bipolar contests in Kerala?

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 10:25 PM IST
It remains to be seen whether the BJP’s attempts to consolidate the Hindu votes, by raising the spectre of a tradition under attack in Sabarimala, will gain much ground in a state that has usually witnessed a bipolar contest between the Congress-led United Democratic Front and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front.
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