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Kerala Assembly election 2021

Kerala: Congress High Command Prevails, Signals A Generational Shift

May 22, 2021 Preetha Nair

The Congress central leadership appointed V D Satheesan as the leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly going against the recommendations of senior party leaders based in the state

Kerala: Congress In A Bind As Decision On Opposition Leader Drags On

May 22, 2021 Preetha Nair

Factional war between the Kerala Congress unit’s ‘A’ and ‘I’ groups has left the party in a bind over its decision to appoint an Opposition leader in the new Kerala Assembly.


In Historic Move, Dalit Leader To Be Devaswom Board Minister In Pinarayi Cabinet 2.0

During the previous tenure of the Pinarayi government, the Devaswom ministry ran into rough weather after controversies erupted over the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women into the Sabarimala shrine.

Ex-Journalist Veena George To Replace KK Shailaja As Kerala Health Minister

May 19, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

KK Shailaja, the face of Kerala’s fight against Nipah and Covid-19, was dropped as health minister.


CPM Doesn’t Make Decisions Based On Emotional Reactions: M B Rajesh, Newly Elected Speaker

M B Rajesh, the newly elected Speaker of the second Pinarayi Vijayan government spoke to Outlook about the challenges, the party’s decision to drop KK Shailaja, and more.

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18 May, 2021

Patted For Covid Handling In Kerala, KK Shailaja Dropped From Pinarayi Vijayan's Cabinet

Outlook Web Bureau

KK Shailaja had previously worked on the containment of the Nipah virus as well.


10 May, 2021

RSS- BJP Tussle Behind Kerala Poll Drubbing?

Preetha Nair

There is growing discontent among party ranks on leadership change and alleged vote trading


03 May, 2021

Pinarayi Vijayan Submits Resignation To Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan

Outlook Web Bureau

Scripting history, the LDF retained power in Kerala, bucking the over four decade-long trend of oscillating between Communist and Congress-led fronts alternately.


03 May, 2021

Assembly Polls 2021: Good Governance And Successful Crisis Management Helped LDF Sweep Kerala

Dr. K.M.Sajad Ibrahim

The credit for LDF’s victory goes to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as he stood firmly with the people of the state during a slew of crises including two massive floods and the covid pandemic.


03 May, 2021

Assembly Polls 2021: Good Governance And Successful Crisis Management Helped LDF Sweep Kerala

Dr. K.M.Sajad Ibrahim

The credit for LDF’s victory goes to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as he stood firmly with the people of the state during a slew of crises including two massive floods and the covid pandemic.


02 May, 2021

Kerala Assembly Elections 2021: CPM Snatches ‘Gujarat Of Kerala’ From BJP

Preetha Nair

In a blow to the party, the CPM-led LDF candidate V Sivan Kutty beat BJP candidate and former Mizoram Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan by 5,750 votes.


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02 May, 2021

No Saffron In Kerala

Preetha Nair

BJP’s CM candidate E. Sreedharan loses in Palakkad


02 May, 2021

Assembly Elections 2021: Rahul Gandhi's Youth Brigade Heading For A Rout In Kerala?

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

As per current trends, nearly all Congress candidates handpicked from its youth wing upon Rahul’s insistence are set for defeat – several are already trailing by margins upwards of 10,000 votes


02 May, 2021

Kerala Assembly Polls: Congress Leaders K Muraleedharan, Padmaja Venugopal Trail

Preetha Nair

The candidature of both of the leaders was in the spotlight as they are the children of former chief minister and veteran Congress leader late K Karunakaran.


02 May, 2021

EC Orders FIR Over Celebratory Congregations In Anticipation Of Poll Victory

Outlook Web Bureau

The EC had recently banned victory processions on the counting day to curb the spread of coronavirus.


02 May, 2021

Kerala Assembly Polls 2021: LDF Leads In Ground Zero Sabarimala

Preetha Nair

The Pathanamthitta district constitutes five seats— Konni, Adoor, Thiruvalla, Aranmula, Ranni, which is currently held by the CPI (M) led LDF.


02 May, 2021

Ruling Left Alliance Set To Break 40-Year-Old Tradition, Retain Power

Preetha Nair

After more than four rounds of counting of votes for 140 assembly seats in the state, the LDF is leading in 91 seats and Congress-led United Front (UDF) in 46 seats.


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02 May, 2021

Assembly Elections 2021: Mamata, Sreedharan… Top Names To Watch Out For Ahead Of Results

Outlook Web Bureau

As many as 1,100 counting observers will watch the process and candidates and agents will have to produce a negative Covid test report or double dose of vaccination certificate to get an entry.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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