September 09, 2020 2:03 am
Following the death of Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani last year, the party has seen a power struggle between his son Jose, a Rajya Sabha MP, and senior party leader Joseph, a state MLA.
April 10, 2019 3:12 am
Mani, the face of central Kerala’s Christian politics, has represented Pala Assembly constituency for the last 54 years and was the sitting legislator, winning all 13 elections from the seat since 1965.
September 18, 2018 1:28 pm
The vigilance bureau had submitted to the court that there was no evidence to prove that K M Mani had accepted bribes amounting to Rs 1 crore from bar owners to renew their licences in 2013-14, during his tenure as finance minister in the UDF govt.
March 01, 2018 7:21 pm
CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran told reporters Thursday that the formation of the LDF government was a product of its fight against corrupt forces, which also includes Mani.
November 30, 2016 6:12 pm
Special Court (Vigilance) Judge A Badarrudin, in last September, had ordered a Quick Verification against Mani on a complaint that the money used for the mass marriage was raised through "corrupt means".
April 30, 2016 3:51 am
But this time, Mani may be up for a tough fight owing to anti-incumbency, factionalism in his party, acute agrarian crisis in the region, and corruption charges against him.
March 18, 2016 11:51 am
The three senior leaders who resigned are former MP Francis George, former MLA Antony Raju and K C Joseph.
February 01, 2016 12:10 am
Mani was purportedly annoyed over the Congress’s bid to protect Babu even after he put in his papers.
January 14, 2016 1:18 am
The VACB probe claims that owner Saju Dominic, who allegedly went to Mani’s Pala residence to give the money, was found out of Pala on the stated day as per his call details.
November 14, 2015 1:02 pm
While Mani quit on Tuesday following adverse court remarks, Babu, who directly oversees the state’s liquor industry, was given a clean chit by the Vigilance bureau.