Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicKerala assembly elections

Topic: Kerala assembly elections

‘Poll fund misuse, bribery, now heist’ — Kerala BJP chief’s problems just keep piling up

K. Surendran finds himself caught in a case of an alleged robbery on a Kerala highway near Thrissur ahead of elections. Target was RSS worker and businessman Dharmarajan.

Congress MLA Satheesan to be Leader of Opposition in Kerala assembly

Satheesan, elected from the Paravur Assembly seat in Ernakulam district, will lead a 41-member Congress-led UDF against the CPI(M)-led LDF in the state Assembly.

Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Chief Minister of Kerala for second successive term

CPI(M) veteran Pinarayi Vijayan led the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to an unprecedented consecutive victory in the Kerala assembly polls held on 6 April.

Cong performance in assembly polls disappointing, CWC to review results, says Sonia Gandhi

The Congress leader also congratulated Mamata Banerjee, M K Stalin and the Left parties for their victories in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala assembly polls respectively.

Single seat in Bengal, dip in Kerala tally — why ‘Muslim parties’ didn’t do well this time

While ISF and AIMIM failed in Bengal, AIUDF-Congress alliance couldn't stop the BJP from retaining power in Assam. In Kerala, the IUML's performance has taken a beating.

Kerala’s Deng Xiaoping, Pinarayi Vijayan is showing Bengal’s Left how it’s done

With the LDF's historic win in Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has further increased his clout before the CPM's central leadership, especially with the Left drawing a blank in Bengal.

Pinarayi Vijayan is Kerala’s ‘Modi in a mundu’ — unchallenged, unapologetic & now unbeaten

This time around, 75-yr-old Pinarayi Vijayan has created history not just by keeping the state, with 99 seats, but by restricting the UDF to 41 seats.

‘A test Rahul Gandhi failed’ — Congress drubbing in Kerala, Bengal will hurt party chief push

Rahul Gandhi's leadership has been questioned by many in Congress in the past year. The election debacle will further intensify resistance to him taking on the post of party president. 

Mamata Banerjee, Babul Supriyo, Dhinakaran, Sreedharan — the big losers this election

Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.

Assam win offers consolation to BJP on day of grand Bengal defeat & blow to Kerala, TN push

2021 assembly elections were a super-charged affair dogged by controversy from the get-go, primarily on account of the rallies convened by parties amid Covid.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.