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Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise

Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise

IMAGE: Activists celebrate outside the CPI-M office in Thiruvananthapuram. All photographs: Shobha Warrier/ With Pinarayi Vijayan set to be the next chief minister, what will be party patriarch V S Achuthanandan's role?And what are the key takeways from the election results in Kerala? Shobha Warrier/ explains from Thiruvanathapuram. Now that the Left Democratic Front has recorded a massive victory, decimating the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front to just 22 seats, ..., 5 days ago

'The Left has been a major enemy of development'

'In the long term, the party that is going to be irrelevant is the Left.''It seems absurd that the people of Kerala are the last ones to wake up to the reality that this kind of discredited dogmatic ideological politics has no place in the modern world.' IMAGE: Supporters of the Left Democratic Front celebrate the LDF victory in Kerala. Photograph: PTI Barely two hours of counting and the trend had already emerged. The Left Democratic Front had wrested power in Kerala. The final tally: The LDF ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

Exclusive: Kerala CM's wife on her husband

'He only talks about what concerns our home, like what I have made for lunch or dinner. No politics at home and no controversies too.''If I want to know something, I have to update myself from the newspapers or the local people; unfortunately no inside information.''He is like a strong fort, which no one can break and get in, not even his wife.' IMAGE: Pinarayi Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan was the face of the Left Democratic Front campaign in Kerala. The LDF won the 2016 assembly election ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago 'I am not dreaming to be the CM's wife'  Rediff.com3 weeks ago

'It has turned out to be a humiliating defeat'

'I was very much aware of what was coming, but not to this extent.''If I had expressed what I felt, our campaign would have been in trouble.' IMAGE: Outgoing Kerala home minister Ramesh Chennithala, right, with outgoing state chief minister Oommen Chandy during a media interaction. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Ramesh Chennithala/Facebook The United Democratic Front and the Congress suffered its worst defeat in recent times at the hands of the Left Democratic Front in the Kerala assembly election.
 Rediff.com4 days ago

'I will show you 100 Somalias in Attapady'

'The condition of some Adivasi hamlets is worse than Somalia, worse than what the prime minister described.''There are instances when Adivasis have to demolish the hut they live in to bury the dead as they do not have any other place to bury their dear ones.''There are tens of thousands of Adivasis who do not have land, a house or even good food to eat.''What kind of human development are you talking about?' IMAGE: A tribal couple in Kerala. Photograph: Kind courtesy: Sreejith K/Wikimedia ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'In Kerala, people do not vote for the same party again'

'Once I went to meet an MLA with a complaint, but he refused to even listen to me.''I was insulted. That is when I decided not to vote for anyone.'Shobha Warrier/ taps into the mood of the electorate in north Kerala. IMAGE: The IT Park on the Kozhikode-Malappuram bypass road. Photographs: Sreeram Sevaraj for Whoever I met -- I mean the aam aadmi -- when I travelled across northern Kerala, I asked: "Who do you think will come to power in the assembly elections?" Ninety-nine ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Today, only Sangh Parivar's agenda is given importance'

'In Kerala, if the Left had worked on stopping fascism, the BJP would not have become a force today.' E C Ayisha's prowess as an orator is well known in northern Kerala. One of the prominent woman faces of the Muslim community in the state, Ayisha has been involved in political and social activities since she was 12 years old. The 53-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami member is contesting the 2016 assembly election on a Welfare Party ticket from Malappuram. Taking an afternoon break from campaigning, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Bank woes: 'When they need surgery, they are using a bandage'

'The day-to-day control of banks is in the hands of political bosses and bureaucrats who are not answerable.''The political system uses the banks as a helicopter to throw money to the sector they want to patronise in order to win the next election.' IMAGE: 'For any industry to function, there have to be norms,' says S Muralidharan, former managing director, BNP Paribas. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters   S Muralidharan retired as the managing director of BNP Paribas after serving the bank ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Meet this unusual BJP candidate from Kerala

32 years ago, CPI-M activists hacked off both the legs of Sadanandan Master, a former party member who moved over to the RSS.Master learnt to walk using prosthetic legs and rebuilt his life.Today he is the BJP candidate in the highly sensitive Koothuparamba constituency in Kannur.He told Shobha Warrier/ his story. Over six feet tall and smiling, that is Sadanandan Master, left, for you. He is the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from the highly sensitive Koothuparamba constituency, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

'We must question how we are bringing up our sons'

'It is not about women today; it's about men.''We need to focus our energy on a war footing on men.''Let us start with a boy who is 10 years old.''If you don't concentrate on your son, the safe spaces for women will shrink further.' IMAGE: Students participate in a rally protesting the gang-rape of a nun in West Bengal. Photograph: PTI   A brutal rape-murder in Kerala has raised the ghost of a similar horrific incident that occurred in New Delhi on December 16, 2012. It underlined that ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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