Most neutral observers agree that the Kerala of 2021 is not the Kerala of 1957 or 1967.
Though identified as a part of the Ramesh Chennithala-led 'I' group, Satheean has been picked as the LoP despite opposition from Chennithala and Oommen Chandy, who leads the rival 'A' faction.
Francis George stays away from leadership meeting.
Election campaigns used to end with much fanfare in Kerala 48 hours before the polling. The event is known as ‘Kottikkalasam’ in Malayalam, meaning grand finale.
Three-cornered contests are the new reality in Thiruvananthapuram. If the BJP won more than 20 per cent votes in 35 local bodies, eight of them are in the southern district. Yet the BJP could not replace the LDF or the UDF anywhere.
The list, prepared based on the instructions of the high command, has favourably considered the demands for a generational shift in the party.
Party leaders are exercising caution over the selection of candidates and are even trying to enrol maximum voters in these constituencies.
The Kerala State election Commission has sought a report on the incident from the Kasargod District Collector and the Returning Officer concerned.
The year that saw politics being played out on the virtual ground.
The list of “special voters” has been prepared on the basis of the certified list provided by the district medical officers. The list will be updated till 3 pm on December 7, the eve of the first round of elections.