'Ensure no assembly of people for four days from May 1 in connection with counting of votes': Kerala HC
Banning the victory processions of political parties following the counting, the court also directed that stringent action be taken against those who assemble violating the COVID-19 protocol.
The details demanded are: total postal ballots distributed, postal votes cast, number of postal ballots distributed to people above 80 years and the number of votes cast in this category.
Speaking to reporters after the CPM secretariat meeting here on Friday, acting state secretary A Vijayaraghavan said there was no need for Jaleel to step down as minister.
Majority of south Kerala will stay with LDF, but a few like Kollam will be a close call, feels party
The electioneering in Kerala was a sad reminder of how political parties prefer to depend entirely on issues that are communal and emotive in nature to elicit a quick response in an election.
While all three fronts express confidence of their candidates’ victory, various factors at play make it difficult to predict where the wind has flown
A day after the state exercised its franchise, the three major political fronts are busy calculating all possible permutations and combinations to try and decipher the poll outcome.
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Krishnadas said SDPI, Popular Front and Jammat e Islami that lent support to the CPM and the Congress have now become forces that control the LDF and the UDF.
Despite the scorching heat and Covid threat looming large over the district, residents of Ernakulam turned up to vote in large numbers at many polling booths.
Overall voting percentage in district drops from 79.71 in 2016 to 74.14
Apart from the Malayalis, many Gujaratis, Rajasthani and Kashmiris enthusiastically turned up at various polling booths across the city to exercise their vote at the assembly polls.
Given the pandemic, apart from the 2,736 polling booths, 1,428 additional booths were opened to facilitate the assembly elections this year.
Actor Vivek Gopan had peaceful nights till the election eve.
Bhaskaran Nair T N, a native of Sasthamangalam, turned 100 this year, but that does not dampen his voting spirit.