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Kerala Assembly Elections 2021


Accused of ‘bribing’ rival to withdraw nomination in Assembly polls, Kerala BJP chief booked

June 08, 2021 7:23 am

The BJP has dismissed the allegations and called it a conspiracy against the party.

Decision to bring in new faces in LDF cabinet taken in CPI(M)'s long term interest: Yechury

May 20, 2021 5:53 pm

Responding to a question on the exclusion of Shailaja from the new cabinet, he said the question of who will contest the election and who of the elected MLAs become ministers are matters within the domain of the respective state committees in every state.

KN Balagopal: Student leader, MP, MLA, now candidate for plum cabinet berth

May 19, 2021 10:30 am

A first-time MLA, Balagopal was elected from the Kottarakkara Assembly constituency by over 10,000 votes.

Kerala poet's FB account 'suspended' for posting satire clip on BJP poll defeat

May 09, 2021 8:28 pm

Noted poet K Satchidanandan, former secretary of Kendra Sahitya Akademi, said when he attempted to post the video mocking the BJP's electoral defeat, he had received a message from Facebook alleging violation of its community standard.

Kerala BJP leader targets state unit chief: ‘Chopper politics will not work here’

May 05, 2021 4:13 am

A former state BJP president, Padmanabhan, who contested against CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Dharmadam, was referring to the use of helicopter by state party chief K Surendran, who contested in two seats districts apart.

After poor UDF show in Kerala assembly elections, calls for change in Congress unit

May 05, 2021 7:19 am

With the UDF reduced to 41 seats, six less than its 2016 tally, a demand for an overhaul in the state party unit has emerged from within the party as well as its disgruntled allies. The Congress, which contested 93 seats, could win only 21 seats.

In Kerala’s Left sway, Muslims, Christians make themselves count

May 04, 2021 7:07 am

The instant response of the CPI (M) in Kerala – a human chain against the CAA and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's announcement that the amended citizenship law would not be implemented in Kerala – found favour with pro-IUML Muslim organisations.

Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies

May 05, 2021 8:02 am

The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two Assemblies have less than 10% MLAs under 40.

Jose Mani gives up RS seat but loses bid for his father’s mantle

May 03, 2021 4:27 am

Jose lost Pala, which his father late K M Mani represented for half-a-century, to NCP-Kerala leader and sitting legislator Mani C Kappan. The NCP-Kerala leader had won the seat in the by-election held in 2019 after the death of K M Mani.

As LDF bucks trend, storms back to power, why this is Pinarayi Vijayan’s win

May 03, 2021 2:42 am

Referring to the defeat of the BJP in Nemom, the only seat it won in 2016, Vijayan said, "Kerala is not a land for communalism. There is no space here for communal politics.''


Kerala poll campaign in sketches: Broad strokes, fine points

April 05, 2021 8:27 pm

A look at some cartoons by E.P Unny on Kerala Assembly election.

West Bengal, Assam prepare for second phase of polling tomorrow

March 31, 2021 2:31 pm

A total of 69 seats spread across West Bengal and Assam will go to the polls on April 1.

2021 Assembly elections affidavit: I hereby declare

March 31, 2021 5:04 pm

While the state of West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases, Assam will see three-phase voting starting March 27. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in single phases on April 6. Counting of votes for the four states and one union territory will be done on May 2.