Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: LDF

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Pinarayi Vijayan was up for a showdown. Until it became personal

Both CM Pinarayi Vijayan and governor Arif Mohammad Khan were keen to maintain a cordial equation, but consequent to Kerala CM winning a second term in 2021, things began to unravel.

After Kerala BJP gets a rap from Modi, party preps game plan. Wooing Christians on agenda

BJP believes it's on same page as Christian community in Kerala on 'love jihad'. Party is also focussing on reaching out to beneficiaries of central govt schemes.

With Silverline railway project, Pinarayi Vijayan’s makeover as middle-class messiah is complete

Pinarayi Vijayan is betting big on the Silverline project. It shows the ideology CPI(M) has abandoned in Kerala.

Cost & ecology concerns, ‘corruption’: Why there’s a cloud over Kerala’s SilverLine rail project

Pinarayi Vijayan's govt is adamant on implementing Rs 64,000-crore project, but critics have pointed to lack of social, financial or environmental feasibility.

Kerala’s 21-member cabinet to have 3 women ministers, handful of first-time legislators

K Krishnankutty of JD-S, NCP's AK Saseendran and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan are the only old faces in the new ministry.

KK Shailaja, Kerala’s ‘virus slayer’, dropped from cabinet as CM Vijayan opts for new faces

CPM leaders say it was a conscious decision to give new leaders a chance and bring in fresh views. Shailaja, who scored a record victory, says will abide by party decision.

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.

Governance, not ideology — how Kerala’s LDF managed a historic return to power under Pinarayi

Pinarayi Vijayan’s LDF returning to power will be the first time since 1977 that Kerala has elected an outgoing ruling coalition.

How ‘captain’ Pinarayi Vijayan led LDF in Kerala, is set to break a decades-old record

LDF is all set to return to power in Kerala, defying all tradition. And the man responsible, ‘captain’ Pinarayi Vijayan, proved himself to be an efficient crisis manager.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.