PC Chacko, who recently left the Congress party, on March 16, said that in the upcoming Kerala elections, he extended his support to Left Democratic Front (LDF), and indicates that he will likely to join the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) or LDF after meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met state Governor Arif Mohammed Khan at Raj Bhavan on May 03 after historic victory in Assembly election. He has submitted his resignation to the governor Khan. Vijayan is set to be sworn in as chief minister of Kerala for second consecutive term. Communist Party of India (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) retained power in Kerala by winning 99 seats against 41 seats of Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in the Assembly polls.
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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Former police commissioner of Mumbai Julio Ribeiro talks about politicians, bureaucrats and police. The former top cop talks about how NCP chief Sharad Pawar knows exactly what each officer is worth. Ribeiro talks about his comments on Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis. Ribeiro said that Fadnavis should “play his cards properly”. The former top cop also spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. Watch the full video for more details.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Reacting to the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, the BJP said the NCP leader Sharad Pawar must have understood the implications of giving a clean chit to Deshmukh who tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 05. "Sharad Pawar Ji is a senior political leader of the country. He ought to have understood the implications of giving a complete clean chit to Anil Deshmukh," said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while also pressing for a fair investigation. Anil Deshmukh is facing allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
At least 17 people have been arrested for pasting posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Covid-19 immunisation programme. The posters read in Hindi quoted, "why did PM Modi send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?" Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted the words, “Arrest me too," in both English and Hindi in relation to these arrests.
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The construction of a water filtration plant at Nowgam village of Shangus Block of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district is currently underway. The new water filtration plant would be equipped with the latest purification technology and will provide clean drinking water to over 40 thousand people in four villages of Shangus block of Anantnag. According to Muhammad Ayoub, the assistant executive engineer Jal Shakti sub division Anantnag, "The work on this water filtration project will cost Rs 13 crore and 33 lakhs and within next month, the project will be completed and villagers will get clean drinking water." "Two main projects are underway here under two different programs. One filtration plant of one million gallons per day (MGD), SRA of two lakh gallons and allied structures are being built to give clean water to locals. This is a centrally sponsored scheme," he said. Muhammad Amin, a local said, "Last year in December, the work got stalled because of winter. But now we can drink clean water. The work is going on very well and we are thankful to the government for this filter plant. Four villages will get the benefit from this plant." Ghulam Nabi, another local said, "The quality of water was very bad and caused many diseases here. Now, we are getting clean water. The work is underway and now we will get to drink clean water. We thank the government for this plant."
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury's elder son Ashish died of Covid-19 on Thursday. Ashish, who would have turned 35 on June 9, was admitted to Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital. Ashish breathed his last at 5.30 am following a two-week battle with coronavirus. PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on the 'tragic and untimely demise’. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of Ashish Yechury. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also condoled Ashish's demise. Ashish's demise comes amid the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 3 lakh fresh cases and over 2,000 deaths were reported in India on Wednesday.
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As the second wave of the coronavirus ravages India and deaths mount, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has a personal loss to bear. His son, 34-year-old Ashish has passed away due to the disease.
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CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury's son died due to COVID-19 on April 22. Politician announced the sad news on twitter. Sitaram Yechury expressed grief and thanked frontline workers for their efforts. COVID-19 situation remains grim in India as country recorded highest ever 2.95 lakh new cases on April 21.
PC Thomas, who heads Kerala Congress (Thomas), on March 17 announced that the party has quit the NDA (National Democratic Alliance), saying that they have not been given a single seat in the upcoming..
Senior Congress leader P C Chacko on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party, alleging group interest in deciding party candidates for the coming assembly elections. Chacko, who was a former..
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