The candidates are eyeing the one lakh odd new voters in the constituency.
Fernandez will take on sitting MP and minister K V Thomas.
K V Thomas set the tone of the debate, citing the difficulties being faced by consumers in his constituency Ernakulam.
Union Food Minister K V Thomas is sending out Christmas wishes with a unique message.
Last month,Parliament passed the food law to give 67 per cent of the population the right to subsidised foodgrain.
The Election Commission has given its nod to distribute onions at cheaper rates.
Jignesh Shah-led NSEL is facing problems settling Rs 5,600 crore of dues to 13,000 investors.
Food Minister asked traders not to “loot” consumers by charging more for onions.
Onion prices touched Rs 100 per kg on Wednesday in some major cities as supply remained tight.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is set to meet Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Union Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas on Thursday to discuss measures to deal with the steep rise in onion prices.
We need to take a balanced decision of protecting both farmers and consumers.
K V Thomas and Jairam Ramesh got caught in a game of musical chairs.
On identification of beneficiaries,Thomas said socio-economic caste census would be available to the states by November-end.
‘Onion price normally goes up during the July-October lean period’
The food security programme is to be implemented over the next 12 months.