Kerala Assembly Elections 2021
India  /  Published 24.03.21

BJP releases Kerala manifesto

The BJP lined up several promises, including a legislation to protect traditions of the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and law against "Love Jihad", while assuring employment for at least one ...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.21

Acceptance of Muslim parties is welcome

In three of the five states going for polls in the latest round of elections, a Muslim party would be contesting a large chunk of seats as part of a larger secular alliance. In Assam (the Congress-Lef...
By Asim Ali in

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.21

India conducts its elections as empty rituals

Elections are usually seen as celebrations of democracy, as festivals of plurality that mark Indian culture. But the elections this year feel different — almost eventless — a burlesque of ...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

India  /  Published 18.03.21

Bengal on top of poll bribe pile

Ten days before voting begins, bribe items totalling Rs 331.47 crore have been seized in the four poll-bound states of Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Kerala and Assam and the Union Territory of Puducherry, alrea...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.21

Dilemma: To veil grieving mother or reveal pain

A grieving and wronged mother’s decision to contest elections in Kerala has landed the media in an unusual dilemma — how to strike a balance between concealing her identity and reporting o...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 18.03.21

Congress cries voter list ‘fraud’

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday alleged massive manipulation of the voters’ list with multiple entries for the same person.  However, much to his embarrassment, a person he...
By Our Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 16.03.21

Kerala BJP nominee refuses to contest

The BJP’s attempt to field the first MBA graduate from the Paniya tribal community in Mananthavady has failed with the candidate turning down the offer saying he had already told the party he wa...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.21

BJP forgets one-poll cry, fields MPs in states

By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.03.21

BJP forgets one-poll cry, fields MPs

The AIADMK on Sunday released its manifesto for the April 6 Assembly elections, promising to urge the Centre to scrap the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. The AIADMK is an ally of the BJP. ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.03.21

Push for more women in polls

A women’s collective has proposed the names of about 150 women who can be fielded in the upcoming Kerala Assembly elections to prod secular parties to be more inclusive. Names of writers, lawye...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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