BJP national leadership frowns upon Kerala unit

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the meeting of Central Election Committee of BJPBJP Central election committee’s decision to defer approval of list of 22 candidates for Kerala Assembly elections submitted by the Kerala unit amounts to disapproval of the manner of functioning of the State unit.

It also shows that the national leadership of the party gives more importance than the State unit to allies especially the Bharatiya Dharama Jana Sena.  It is notable that the BDJS was demanding a few of the seats included in the list.

Assembly polls: seat sharing talks limping

Thiruvananthapuram: Seat sharing talks were limping both in the United Democratic Front and Left Democratic Front on Tuesday.  Talks in NDA also did not progress much

The CPI (M) said a no to demands from minor constituents of the LDF for more seats than they contested in the last elections.  The INL is demanding five seats in place of three last time.  The NCP wants seven seats. The JD (S) is demanding six seats including Chittoor in place of five seats contested by it in the last elections.

Assembly elections: little progress in seat sharing talks

UDFThiruvananthapuram: Differences persisted over seat sharing for Kerala Assembly elections in the United Democratic Front even after third round of discussions on Monday.

With minor constituents of the Front demanding more seats, no agreement is sight. However, a seat for Communist Marxist Party has been decided upon. C. P. John will contest from this seat (Kunnamkulam).

High Court quashes P. C. George's disqualification as MLA

P. c. GeorgeThiruvananthapuram: Kerala High Court has annulled Kerala Assembly Speaker N. Sakthan’s order disqualifying P. C. George as member of the House on the ground of defection.

The Court observed that the Speaker should have taken cognizance of the resignation letter submitted by Mr. George. The Speaker had failed to hear Mr. George. Moreover, the Speaker’s order did not have his signature or seal.

Assembly elections: BJP prepares first list of candidates

BJP flagThiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party has drawn up its first list of 22 candidates for the Assembly elections. This list is subject to approval by the Central leadership.

Party State president Kummanam Rajasekharan said in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday that the party would finalising its candidates in three stages. Next list will be drawn up in the next few days and third list within a week.


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