The decision to leave out Health Minister K K Shailaja from the second Pinarayi Vijayan government has left healthcare workers in a state of utter shock and disbelief.
Not surprisingly, K K Shailaja was projected as the state’s first probable woman chief minister.
Strangely, there was no overwhelming demand from the powerful Kannur lobby, to which Shailaja also belongs, for retaining her.
The CPM decided to give a cabinet berth to Tanur MLA V Abdurahiman aspart of the long-term strategy to make further inroads into the Muslim strongholds in Malappuram.
The official faction was against deploying cadre from outside the constituency, saying it would affect the party’s prospects in other seats.
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With the Pinarayi Vijayanled government set to come to power in Kerala again, far away in Mysuru, a group of farmers are eagerly waiting for his government to take oath.
The petition by activist K M Shahjahan has sought directions to the Kerala government to adhere to the COVID-19 protocol and ban all public gatherings.
Applications of candidates in the age group of 18-45 years are being rejected because they are not submitting certificate of comorbidities.
The petition said the function is going to be conducted amid a situation where the disaster management authority had declared 'triple lockdown' in four districts including Thiruvananthapuram
The LDF has decided to invite 140 MLAs, 20 MPs and party workers with a total capacity of 500 invitees. This had drawn flak from a cross section of people including celebrities and the common man.
The CPM state committee, which met here on Tuesday, has gone for a generational shift in the case of ministers and decided not to exempt Shailaja from this decision
Majhi had served as Thiruvananthapuram district collector, revenue department principal secretary and agriculture department secretary before being posted in central deputation.