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Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise
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Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise

IMAGE: Activists celebrate outside the CPI-M office in Thiruvananthapuram. All photographs: Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com 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/Rediff.com 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, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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ISRO is ready to give the Americans a run for their money

'What we are trying for is to make space travel easier like air travel.''We have already established ourselves... the fact that other countries are coming to seek our help shows our technology is mature.' IMAGE: ISRO successfully launches India's first indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Photograph: PTI Photo/ISRO As India successfully flight-tested the indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle, Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com spoke to former Indian Space ...
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Why Amit Shah is happy with the Kerala poll results

'It is our aim to capture power and rule in Kerala.''We may not be able to achieve our target in one attempt.'By just hammering once, you will not be able to break a rock; you need to hammer the rock several times.' Following the announcement of assembly election results in Kerala on May 19, a string of violent incidents in the state led to the death of a Communist Party of India-Marxist worker in Pinarayi and a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter in Thrissur. In the days to follow, the violence ...
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'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 ...
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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.com1 week ago 'I am not dreaming to be the CM's wife'  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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'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.
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'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 ...
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'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/Rediff.com taps into the mood of the electorate in north Kerala. IMAGE: The IT Park on the Kozhikode-Malappuram bypass road. Photographs: Sreeram Sevaraj for Rediff.com 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 ...
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'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, ...
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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 ...
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