After tweeting 'Metroman' E Sreedharan, who recently joined the BJP, will be its chief ministerial candidate for the Kerala assembly elections on April 6, Union Minister V Muraleedharan clarified on Thursday that the party has not made any such announcement.
Muraleedharan, who tweeted in this regard earlier, clarified, saying he wanted to inform that through media reports he learnt that the party has announced Sreedharan as the chief ministerial candidate.
But when he cross-checked with Kerala party president K Surendran, he said he has not made any such announcements, Muraleedharan, who is also a former BJP state president, said.
The development comes on a day the 88-year-old technocrat announced his decision to end his 24-year long career with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to enter electoral politics.
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."
Speaking on 'Love Jihad', Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan on March 29 stated that mainstream parties should speak about the issue. "BJP didn't rake up this issue, it's been existing in society. Christian community is worried about marriages happening in the guise of love, which aims at conversion. Mainstream parties should speak about the issue," Muraleedharan told ANI. Earlier, Jose K Mani, the chairman of regional Christian party, raked up the alleged "love jihad" issue in comments ahead of the Kerala Assembly election.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State of Cabinet Affairs of Kuwait, Dr Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah met External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar at Hyderabad House in Delhi. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan was also present at the meeting. Mohammed Al-Sabah is on a two-day visit to India. India recently dispatched a consignment of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccines to assist Kuwait in its fight against the coronavirus.
'Metro Man' E Sreedharan cast vote at a polling booth in Kerala's Ponnani on April 06. He was seen standing in queue and waiting for his turn. Sreedharan is BJP's candidate from Palakkad. Kerala is witnessing the polling for 140 seats. The state is conducting Assembly elections in single phase. Counting of votes will be declared on May 02.
BJP’s Kerala Chief K surendran has said that the party will bring ‘Love Jihad’ legislation if they are elected to power in the state. He further alleged that the ISIS is targeting Hindu and Christian girls in Kerala. ‘ISIS is targeting Hindu-Christian girls especially students. Why are they sending couples to Syria if there is no love jihad? Surendran said. The statement comes days ahead of polls in the state where the BJP is trying to make inroads. ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, who recently joined the BJP, had said that the BJP will emerge kingmaker in the state in the upcoming polls. Watch the full video for all the details.
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While addressing a public rally in Kerala's Palakkad on March 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan. "'Metroman' Sreedharan, a man who has done excellent work to make India modern and improve connectivity, a man admired by all sections of society, has devoted himself to Kerala's progress. As a true son of Kerala, he thought beyond power, stood firm on his commitment to Kerala," PM Modi said. Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from Palakkad constituency, 'Metro Man' Sreedharan was also present at a rally. The state Assembly polls are scheduled to be held in single phase on April 06.
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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BJP national president JP Nadda held a roadshow in West Bengal's Birbhum on April 19. He held roadshow in Sainthia. However, COVID norms were flouted during the roadshow. Despite surge in coronavirus cases, huge crowd gathered there. Today, India reported over 2.7 lakh new positive cases of COVID-19.
Amid election season in West Bengal, bombs were hurled at BJP's camp office and residence of party workers in Panihati last night. BJP candidate from Panihati constituency, Sanmoy Banerjee alleged TMC workers for the incident. He said, "TMC people have resorted to these attacks as they know they are losing the polls. Police are acting as mere spectators." The eight-phased Bengal elections will conclude on April 29.
In the view of the lockdown imposed in Delhi from 10 pm today till 5am on April 26, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announced that the services would be available during the morning (8 am to 10 am) and evening (5 pm to 7 pm) peak hours across the network with a headway (frequency) of 30 minutes. For rest of the hours of the day, metro rail services across the network will be available with a frequency of 60 minutes only. Services during this period can be availed only by the exempted category of people on the production of the valid ID cards.
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..