Sabarimala triggers heated debate on election day in Kerala
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 () Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala in his reaction said the Left government would surely face the wrath of the Lord Ayyyppa and his devotees in this election. Lashing out at Vijayan, BJP state president K Surendran said what the CM had done in Sabarimala three years ago was the 'act of demon' and people of the state would never forget his "wicked deeds".
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
An advertisement released by a jewellery brand headquartered in Kerala has garnered a big round of applause from the internet for its path breaking concept. Bhima Jewellery, based in Kochi, published their new commercial on YouTube for the campaign ‘Pure as love’ and it features transperson and activist Meera Singhania. The advertisement has gone viral and is winning praise.
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Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan demanded legal action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, and used word 'Covidiot' for him. V Muraleedharan said, "'Covidiot' you know what it means. There's no other word that can be used for a CM who continuously violates COVID protocol. As per doctors of Calicut Medical College, Kerala CM tested positive on April 4 and on April 6 voted without following protocols that a primary contact person have to follow even if we consider it was not known to him as COVID positive."
Kerala BJP chief K Surendran accused the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government of not conducting enquiries in alleged love jihad cases. Terming love jihad a problem for BJP, Hindus and Christian community, K Surendran said that ISIS is targeting Hindu-Christian girls especially students therefore it is a serious issue. "Why are they sending couples to Syria if there is no love jihad?," he asked. K Surendran further assured that if BJP is voted to power, they will move for legislation for the same.
Sabarimala temple is now opened for monthly pooja and Vishnu festival from Apr 10. Devotees with RTPCR COVID negative certificate within 48 hours or completed two dozes of vaccination will be allowed from Apr 11 through online registration. The temple will be closed on Apr 18. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will visit Sabarimala Temple on Apr 11. He will return on Apr 12.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is attempting to break electoral tradition in the state and buck anti-incumbency in the assembly election. The opposition has targeted the Chief Minister and his government over issues like the gold smuggling case and the government’s handling of the Sabarimala issue. However, infighting within the chief opposition block and Vijayan’s reputation as a good administrator is likely to hold him in good stead. So can Vijayan retain the last Left bastion in the country? Or will UDF make a comeback in the state? Is the BJP a factor in the Kerala polls? Expert Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh answers all these questions in the latest episode of our election special show Poll Baazi.
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Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in Thiruvananthapuram said that Congress-led alliance is sinking in Kerala and BJP will become the most credible alternative in the state. He also alleged that Congress and its state unit have different takes on Sabarimala issue. Elections for 140-member Kerala Assembly will be held on April 6. The counting of votes will be held on May 2.
Ahead of Kerala Assembly elections, a Youth Congress worker painted his house in Kochi's Vypin with faces of party leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Oommen Chandy, R Chennithala and promises from United Democratic Front (UDF) manifesto. The Assembly elections in Kerala is scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.
After Kerala High Court directed the Election Commission to ensure that voters with multiple entries vote only once in the upcoming state assembly elections, Leader of Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala on March 29 urged CEC to follow HC directions and do the needful for transparent polls. "It's a fraud on democracy. How can the EC go with this electoral roll? Bogus voters are now included in the list. Kerala HC has directed EC to ensure that a citizen votes only once. I urge CEC to follow HC directions and do the needful for transparent polls," he said to media persons. "There's a secret understanding between BJP and CPM. CPM wants another 5 years while BJP wants 10 seats, everybody knows about it. People are not fools, they will give a befitting reply to BJP and CPM's unholy alliance," he added. The state Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.
Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi arrived at Kollam's Thangassery beach to interact with fishermen. Congress leaders KC Venugopal, Ramesh Chennithala and Mullappally Ramachandran accompanied him.
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