Abhilash Chandran

Kerala assembly polls: With 12 seats, KC(M) next only to CPM, CPI

Jose’s party becomes third largest constituent in Left front; Changanassery will become its 13th seat if CPI relents

08 Mar 2021

PJ Joseph likely to settle for 10 seats; end in sight for UDF seat-sharing stalemate

Though Joseph is still sticking to his demand for the Moovattupuzha seat, by which he wants to ensure a sure seat for his aide Francis George, Congress is unlikely to accept the demand.

07 Mar 2021

Three weeks into launch, Snakepedia app downloaded 30,000 times

Apart from providing details of dangerous and harmless snakes in Kerala, the app also attempts to wipe out myths about snakes and snakebite.

22 Feb 2021

Uncertainty over Mani C Kappan's UDF entry

At the same time, Kappan is moving ahead with plans to float a political party at the earliest and he intends to stake claim to three seats for his party.

18 Feb 2021

Split imminent in NCP, groups wait for Sharad Pawar’s call

Factions led by Minister A K Saseendran & state chief T P Peethambaran launch efforts to bring party’s lower units to their fold

23 Jan 2021

BJP jumps at chance to fish for Nair votes, but NSS refuses to take bait

Meanwhile, dismissing all speculations, the NSS leadership clarified that the Society’s note of thanks to the Centre was not political in nature.

20 Jan 2021

Assembly polls: Jose may prefer Kaduthuruthy to Pala

In the recent local body elections, LDF had a near-clean sweep in Kaduthuruthy;  besides, it’s considered a trusted bastion of KC(M)

12 Jan 2021

Chandy, Chennithala begin troubleshooting for UDF

After a brief period of dormancy, Chandy has come to the forefront to lead the revival initiatives with Chennithala on the AICC’s directives. 

11 Jan 2021

What went wrong for UDF in Central Travancore?

Jose K Mani’s exit, Jacobite faction’s lack of trust cited as reasons for Cong-led front’s poor show in traditional bastions Kottayam, P’Thitta & Idukki 

19 Dec 2020

Local body polls: Going gets tough for parties during pandemic

Campaigning hit as candidates test Covid positive | ‘WhatsApp meets’ replace large gatherings

28 Nov 2020

Local body polls: Elections a test for PC George’s Janapaksham

Party hopes to project itself as independent unit, fields candidates in several wards in Kottayam. MLA’s son Shaun George also in the fray 

25 Nov 2020

Advantage Jose and LDF! Can Joseph faction candidates use KC(M) title?

Meanwhile, Joseph faction’s first priority will be to secure a stay on the single bench’s order to prevent Jose faction taking advantage in the local body poll.

21 Nov 2020

After Congress nudge, P C Thomas’ KC set to merge with Joseph faction

Though Joseph was not interested in the move, KC(M) is all set to accommodate Thomas following pressure from the Syro-Malabar Church authorities and UDF leadership. 

30 Oct 2020

Will Jose K Mani’s LDF entry realign equations?

It is the first time Jose is entering a major political battle without shrewd support of his father, K M Mani | Onus on him to prove his mettle

16 Oct 2020

Bumpy road ahead for Jose K Mani and team

The first major challenge before Jose is to show his strength during the elections at least in Kottayam district, considered the party’s stronghold.

15 Oct 2020

Pala an apple of discord between Jose K Mani, LDF

KC(M) faction’s entry into the front likely to be delayed after NCP leader Mani C Kappen and Jose lock horns over the seat publicly

12 Oct 2020

Seat sharing hits talks with LDF, KC(M) on back foot

However, Jose camp leaders turned down the possibilities for making any formal announcement with regard to aligning with the LDF on Friday.

08 Oct 2020

Orthodox Church to stick to its stance

Even as two rounds of peace talks initiated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to resolve the disputes in Malankara Church are over, the Orthodox Church has decided to stick to its stance firmly. 

07 Oct 2020

‘Won’t align with LDF’: Puthussery quits KC(M)’s Jose faction

Just  as Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (M) has expedited its plans to join the LDF camp, those who oppose the Left alliance have started leaving the party. 

25 Sep 2020

Jose’s KC(M) hands over local body wish list to LDF

Jose K Mani-led Kerala Congress (M) faction, which turned down all reconciliation efforts of the UDF leadership to bring them back to the coalition, has expedited steps to join the LDF camp.

23 Sep 2020

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