The agency said it launched an operation after gathering intelligence over several months that indicated that two Indian boats would sail from the Tamil Nadu coast and receive narcotics in large quantities somewhere in the Arabian Sea.
The AAP, a party that is in power in Delhi and Punjab, realises that Kerala -- which has a long history of successful political alliances, mainly the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) -- could be a different ball game altogether.
Addressing the convention, Kejriwal said there are two options for the people of Kerala to select – “political parties which indulge in criminal activities and riots or honest parties such as AAP and Twenty20, which work for the welfare of the people”
Coming down on the Congress's “soft-Hindutva”, Thomas said, “The Congress party has a long tradition. Congress is a culture, and I come here as a Congressman. I am soliciting votes for Dr Jo Joseph (the CPM candidate) as part of that culture.’’
According to the police, Shaibin and his accomplices abducted Shaba, a small-time healer known for his one-time treatment of piles, from his house in August 2019. He was taken to Shaibin’s walled-house at Nilambur in Malappuram, where the healer was chained and shut in a room.
Health Minister Veena George told media persons that surveillance and preventive measures would be strengthened in all regions, particularly in Kozhikode and Ernakulam districts, where the infection has been reported in the past.
On Thursday, the CPI(M) announced its candidate, Dr Jo Joseph, at Lisie Hospital in Kochi, where he works as a cardiologist. While Dr Joseph explained his Left leanings, he was flanked by Catholic priests and senior CPI(M) leaders, including central committee member P Rajeeve, a minister.
Soon after the CPM announced his candidature for the May 31 bypoll Thursday, the 43-year-old cardiologist, who is all set for his electoral debut, said he has all along been a “Left fellow- traveller”, adding “I am from a Communist family’’.
Data from the state integrated tribal development project (ITDP) shows that since 2012, as many as 137 tribal infant deaths have occurred. In addition, there have been around 300 abortions, 90 intrauterine deaths and 21 stillbirths during the period. As a result, the tribal population in the region has been falling alarmingly.
While the Wayanad trip was officially part of a review of Central schemes in the district by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Amethi and the 2019 result was never far from the conversation.