Shaju Philip

Articles By Shaju Philip

Will not lie, make promises of 2 crore jobs or Rs 15 lakh: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said, “I am not like Prime Minister Modi. I will not come here to tell you that I want to give you 2 crore jobs, or deposit Rs 15 lakh in your accounts, because I respect your intelligence, your wisdom, and your understanding.”

Will stand behind devotees like a rock, says Amit Shah in Kerala

“Whatever be the nature of protest at Sabarimala, BJP is ready to go to any extent to protect the temple traditions,” Amit Shah said.

Rahul Gandhi: Congress for allowing all to express their faith

Regarding his decision to contest from Wayanad, Gandhi said, “I have chosen Kerala because you know how to love each other. You respect other people’s ideas. You believe in your ideas. You defend your ideas, but you respect others’ ideas.”

By BJP chiefs in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, two speeches: ‘abuse and hate’

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said Pillai had insulted the Muslim community and the remarks are meant to create communal polarisation.

We are a force to reckon with. Leaders like Yogi Adityanath are jealous of our growth: IUML leader

Attacking Rahul Gandhi, BJP national president Amit Shah likened Wayanad to Pakistan, saying, “when a procession is taken out, you cannot make out whether it is in India or Pakistan”.

We can’t allow any attack on our traditions: PM in Kerala

Addressing a rally in Kozhikode, where NDA candidates from North Kerala were present, PM Modi said, “Certain forces were trying to destroy our cultural traditions in the name of the Supreme Court order. We cannot allow any attack on our traditions and faith.”

LDF highlights agrarian crisis in Wayanad to take on Rahul Gandhi

The fall in prices of pepper and coffee, coupled with drought have hit them hard. The crisis in Wayanad has forced many farmers to move to Karnataka for a livelihood.

Sister Abhaya murder case: HC upholds discharge of Kerala priest

In 1992, Abhaya, a Catholic nun, was found dead in the well of her convent in Kottayam.

KM Mani (1933-2019): Face of central Kerala’s Christian politics dies at 86

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.

Sabarimala: A test of both party, CPM’s stand as BJP fields its temple face

Seeing a chance to make inroads in a state that it has struggled to win seats in despite a strong RSS presence, the BJP has fielded its Kerala general secretary, K Surendran, from the constituency.

Ban on captive elephant at Kerala temple festivals triggers protests

The killings on February 8 were the latest attributed to the elephant, which has so far claimed 13 lives.

Rahul vs Rahul vs Raghul: Three Gandhis in Lok Sabha race from Wayanad

When Wayanad constituency in Kerala goes to polls on April 23, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will find himself pitted against not just political rivals, but also namesakes, both of whom come from families of staunch Congress supporters.

Rahul files nomination in Wayanad: ‘I understand CPM has to attack me, but I am not going to say a word against them’

After filing the papers, Rahul Gandhi took part in a road show in an open truck along with senior leaders of the Congress and United Democratic Front (UDF).

Kerala Floods: Report points to govt lapses, Cong, BJP demand Pinarayi’s resignation

Over a dozen PILs had sought a probe into the government lapses that led to the flood. The report was submitted in the High Court on March 27.

Kerala CPM leader in hot water over sexist remarks against Congress candidate Remya Haridas

On Tuesday, Haridas, a Dalit woman, moved a police complaint against Vijayaraghavan, seeking that a case be registered against the CPI (M) leader.

Lok Sabha elections: BDJS founder new CPM poster boy, son NDA candidate against Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad

Thushar, BDJS’s state unit president, will take on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and CPI’s P P Suneer from the seat.

Sabarimala, Rahul Gandhi: Why a lot at stake for Pinarayi Vijayan in Kerala

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Wayanad further queers the pitch for the Left. As the lead campaigner for the ruling LDF, it may be up to him to counter any Rahul effect.

Lok Sabha polls: Wayanad will be Rahul Gandhi’s Waterloo, says LDF candidate PP Suneer

Lok Sabha Elections: “Wait until the votes are counted. I am sure Wayanad would be Rahul’s Waterloo,” says Suneer, who started campaigning three weeks ago.

Rural crisis, man-animal conflict, landless tribals await Rahul Gandhi in new battleground of Wayanad

Once the largest pepper growing district in the country, Wayanad is now a shadow of that past. Severe drought and fall in prices have led to a total collapse of pepper cultivation in the district.

Kerala woman starved to death over dowry; husband, mother held

Police say the woman was left to starve for three weeks, and at the time of her death weighed only 20 kg.