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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Who will win the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha Seat in 2019?

Elections in Thiruvanathapuram Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the most engrossing news item capturing international attention during 2019 parliament polls. It is probably one of the most critical seats in entire India. Thiruvananthapuram parliament constituency is going to witness a very tough 'neck and neck' triangular fight this time.

The candidates representing all the three main fronts viz. the UDF, the LDF and the NDA are mass leaders with substantial following. 

1. Dr Shashi Tharoor  (UDF): 

A thinker, writer, eloquent speaker and a former international diplomat who is also serving as the sitting MP of the constituency. As he is a person with a cosmopolitan outlook, he is a powerful spoke man for the pillars of the Indian constitution like Democracy, Secularism and Socialism. He is seen as a peck in the eyes of Modi's BJP government as he engages in frequent criticism of the Government's bad policies. 

2. C. Divakaran (LDF):
He is a state executive member of CPI and the National Working committee member of All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC). He served as the minister of food in the previous LDF ministry. He is considered as a clean communist leader with wide acceptance. He has the support of the state government and leadership including CM Pinarayi Vijayan and LDF leaders.

3. Kummanam Rajashekharan (NDA):


He was asked to resign his Governor's post in Mizoram to contest in Thiruvanathapuram seat. Most popular leader in the NDA in Kerala. Though he began his political entry into BJP by being a fierce Hindu Aikya Vedi activist, as he is very humble, simple and maintains cordial relationship with all Religions in the state, he is accepted by many. He is being supported in the polls by the prime minister himself and his associates as it a matter of prestige for the BJP central command to open an account to the parliament from Kerala state.

Though there may also be some other independents contesting in this constituency, all eyes are turned towards the leaders representing the three main fronts as they are important. As all the three have a valid reason to contest and are confident of winning the seat though only one will finally be the winner. Who will it be? Can you guess? Please add below:

Friday, March 22, 2019

K Muraleedharan vs P Jayarajan: Who will win in Vadakara?

Every seat is very crucial during this ongoing lok sabha elections. But victory in some seats are very vital for one of the fronts. Among the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Kerala, Vatakara parliament constituency is one of the most critical ones.

The LDF has announced well in advance the candidature of P Jayarajan one of the most followed leader of the CPI(M) in northern Kerala. And as the sitting Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran (who is at present the KPCC president) has refused to contest, the UDF was in a dilemma to find and field a candidate who would be an apposite one to fight against this LDF strong man.

The UDF as usual after holding many group discussions for many days, could succeed finally to get the consent of K Muraleedharan to contest from Vatakara against P Jayarajan. With the entry of Muraleedharan, the scenario has completely changed and Vadakara Constituency has become one of the hottest parliament constituencies in Kerala to have toughest poll battle.

Even though the repeated occurrences of criminal cases in Kerala involving Communist leaders and activists is a big blow for the party, it is confident of winning at least some seats including Vatakara as it is ruling the state. And the UDF has been making the violence of the CPM as its main poll topic which they are hoping to get some benefit.

Who will become Vadakara M P ? It will be decided by the voters of this constituency and will be clear in 2 months. 

However readers of this blog may post below their opinions about this article.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Congress in Kerala digs own grave by playing dirty Group war

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The dirty and shameless group war in the Congress Party in Kerala has emerged once again after a small nap. The group leaders have once again proved that the interest of the party or the people or the nation are not above their groups. Whether their candidates win or lose, they are adamant in their stance and refuse to budge even an inch.

The people of Kerala (particularly the average ones without any political inclination) are 'between the devil and the deep sea'! On one side they are witnessing a government which keeps a closed eye on the growing number of violence and goondaism by their party men and activists even under their nose. People are fed up with the way how the CPM activists and sympathizers are doing in the state since they came to power 1000 days ago. 

Young students beating their teachers, college students disrespecting their principal, youth activists manhandling police officers in public, top officers being served warnings for entering their party office in search of hiding criminals (on tip off), coldblooded political murders, land scams, police being made helpless in various cases where CPI (M) people are involved, etc are some of the kind of news one hears in Kerala the present-days. 

Even though the present LDF government accounted for lesser corruption compared to the previous UDF government, they cannot be given clean chit as 'corruption-free' as they tried for the huge distillery and brewery scam which the UDF unearthed and foiled. They also tried their best to protect all the leaders like ex Minister Thomas Chandy and Devikulam MLA S Rajendran who were caught red-handed in land encroachment cases.

Though most people consider that the Communist parties are more secular in nature, the Kerala government's recent stand on matters related to faith issues like 'Sabarimala', not contemning or withdrawing the controversial article  published about 'Confession' in Vijnana Kairali, intention to implement 'Church Bill' etc has been distancing them from the faithful.

Whom to choose and cast vote for in this election? It is a big question for the normal Malayali voter, as those who already have some political affiliations will vote for their parties and candidates...! But the deciding factor normally is vested with the non-partisan voters. If parties and candidates remember it, it will be good.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Jose K Mani's arrogance to damage own dad, party and UDF

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The announcement of the Kerala Congress (M) party chairman K M Mani to field Thomas Chazhikkadan as the UDF candidate for the Kottayam Lok Sabha seat has not only disappointed the Joseph group in the party but also the entire political scenario in the state. Despite the party's working president P J Joseph beseeching the party and front for the seat for quite long, after making to wait for a long time KC (M) chairman made an official announcement in this regard last night preferring Thomas Chazhikkadan (who lost in Ettumanur constituency during the previous Assembly elections) to veteran and clean politician P J Joseph to contest from Kottayam lok sabha constituency, according to the conspiracy of the Jose K Mani faction. 

This announcement was a brutal blow, humiliation and insult to P J Joseph and his K C (J) group without any doubt; at the same time, it has degraded the already damaged image of Kerala Congress (M) party in general and Jose K Mani in particular which has been facing controversial accusations. It has also created a wave of sympathy and goodwill for P J Joseph from all corners and people. 

At a very critical time when all the concerned citizens of the country are considering the on going Lok Sabha elections very crucial, it is considered as quite irresponsible for a member of parliament like Jose K Mani to behave selfishly and arrogantly. People of Kottayam lok sabha constituency are already a bit angry with their elected MP Jose K Mani for resigning to the parliament membership before the completion of the term to grab a Rajya Sabha membership.

All people are waiting eagerly to see "everything will end smoothly", as P J Joseph has been chanting all these days.

vinash kale vipreet buddhi ....

Sunday, March 10, 2019

17th Lok Sabha and 4 State Election Schedule announced

The Indian Election Commission has at last declared the poll schedule of the much anticipated 2019 elections to the Indian parliament and to the legislative assemblies of four states. The announcement of schedule and dates by the E C has been receiving wide criticism from many people and political parties except the BJP and its stakeholders. 

The Election Commission of India is an independent autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. In the past it has been performing accordingly. But there is wide criticism these days that the government run by Modi in India has been swallowing all the autonomous institutions like the CBI, RBI, etc and the present acts of the ECI also point towards this allegations. At a time when the whole country was mourning the huge loss of life of our brave soldiers, prime minister Modi was busy conducting election rallies and announcing poll promises and welfare sops before the declaration of the election schedule and 'model code of conduct' came into effect.

The Lok Sabha Election Schedule 2019:

The Loksabha elections will be held in 7 lengthy phases across the country. Voting in the country will commence on April 11 and end on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. 

Phase 1 (April 11) 

Andhra Pradesh: 25 seats 
Arunachal Pradesh: 2 seats 
Assam: 5 seats 
Bihar: 4 seats 
Chhattisgarh: 1 seat 
Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats 
Maharashtra: 7 seats 
Manipur: 1 seat 
Meghalaya: 2 seats 
Mizoram: 1 seat 
Nagaland: 1 seat 
Odisha: 4 seats 
Sikkim: 1 seat 
Telangana: 17 seats 
Tripura: 1 seat 
Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats 
Uttarakhand: 5 seats 
West Bengal: 2 seats 
Andaman and Nicobar: 1 seat 
Lakshadweep: 1 seat 

Phase 2 (April 18) 

Assam: 5 seats 
Bihar: 5 seats 
Chhattisgarh: 3 seats 
Jammu & Kashmir: 2 seats 
Karnataka: 14 seats 
Maharashtra: 10 seats 
Manipur: 1 seat 
Odisha: 5 seats 
Tamil Nadu: 39 seats 
Tripura: 1 seat 
Uttar Pradesh: 8 seats 
West Bengal: 3 seats 
Puducherry: 1 seat 

Phase 3 (April 23) 

Assam: 4 seats 
Bihar: 5 seats 
Chhattisgarh: 7 seats 
Gujarat: 26 seats 
Goa: 2 seats
Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat 
Karnataka: 14 seats 
Kerala: 20 seats 
Maharashtra: 14 seats 
Odisha: 6 seats 
Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats 
West Bengal: 5 seats 
Dadra Nagar Haveli: 1 seat 
Daman & Diu: 1 seat 

Phase 4 (April 29) 

Bihar: 5 seats 
Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat 
Jharkhand: 3 seats 
Madhya Pradesh: 6 seats 
Maharashtra: 17 seats 
Odisha: 6 seats 
Rajasthan: 13 seats 
Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats 
West Bengal: 8 seats 

Phase 5 (May 6) 

Bihar: 5 seats 
Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats 
Jharkhand: 4 seats 
Madhya Pradesh: 7 seats 
Rajasthan: 12 seats 
Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats 
West Bengal: 7 seats 

Phase 6 (May 12) 

Bihar: 8 seats 
Haryana: 10 seats 
Jharkhand: 4 seats 
Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats 
Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats 
West Bengal: 8 seats 
Delhi: 7 seats 

Phase 7 (May 19) 

Bihar: 8 seats 
Jharkhand: 3 seats 
Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats 
Punjab: 13 seats 
West Bengal: 9 seats 
Chandigarh: 1 seat 
Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats 
Himachal Pradesh: 4 seats



List of 17 States to hold polls in single phase:

Andaman Nicobar - 1st phase (11th April)
Andhra Pradesh -    1st phase (11th April)
Arunachal Pradesh -1st phase (11th April)
Chandigarh - 7th phase (19th May)
Dadra Nagar Haveli - 3rd phase (23rd April)
Daman & Diu - 3rd phase (23rd April)
Delhi - 6th phase (12th May)
Goa - 3rd phase (23rd April)
Gujarat - 3rd phase (23rd April)
Haryana - 6th phase (12th May)
Himachal Pradesh - 7th phase (19th May)
Kerala - 3rd phase (23rd April)
Meghalaya - 1st phase (11th April)
Mizoram -  1st phase (11th April)
Nagaland -  1st phase (11th April)
Puduchery - 2nd phase (2nd April)
Punjab - 7th phase (19th May)

1 State to hold polls in all 7 phases: 

Bihar

The State Assembly Election Schedule 2019:

Five states in India are also going to elect a new government in 2019. They are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir Odisha (Orissa) and Sikkim.

Out of these, elections are announced in all the 4 states except Jammu and Kashmir.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bosnia Herzegovina's Embassy Authorized Visa Agency in Kerala

Medjugorje was a small, ordinary and insignificant village in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the eastern Europe until 1981. Since Blessed Virgin Mother Mary granted her historical apparition to 6 children on the Apparition Hill on 24th June 1981, it has started gaining popularity despite strong oppression and suppression by the then government and gradually became a center of Catholic Marian pilgrimage in these years. According to the available statistics, about 50 million people of different faiths from around the world have already visited this place and hundreds of thousands continue to make pilgrimage to this Holy 'land between mountains' every year even though the Catholic Church is yet to recognize and declare it officially a Global Marian Pilgrim Center (which is anticipated to happen in the near future). Madjugorje is the only place in the world where the Holy Mother continues to give her sacred apparitions and Messages in a fixed schedule every day/month for decades. 

There is a “Queen of Peace” statue at the first apparition site and another one in front of the St. James Church. Liquid has been found to drip miraculously from the statue of the “Risen Christ” near the Church. Consoling presence of Mother Mary (in disguise) and lingering fragrance is considered as the biggest miracle felt by most people who visited those places.

As numerous devotees and non devotees who visited Madjugorje reported occurrence of countless physical, mental and spiritual miracles in Mejjugory through Majjugory Matha, more and more people from countries like India are showing their desire to make a holy expedition to this blessed land. In order to facilitate the aspiring pilgrims to help process visa and other travel documents, the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina has officially chosen Indian's leading and reputed travel agents at Kochi by name 'International Associates' (Tours and Holidays) managed by Somasekharan K V as their official agents and accorded them authorization to deal with all necessary travel documents to visit Bosnia. 

Opening a recognized service center in Kerala's centrally located metro city Ernakulam is highly advantageous not only for the people of Kerala, but also those belonging to the South Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Karnataka to plan and get processed all their travel needs in a hassle-free way and for getting all related guidance and technical support. 

This great and remarkable initiative is the brain child of an NRI Business man by name Prince Cheriyavadayail who is the Managing Director of a reputed company in UAE namely GEFS who has also been socially and spiritually vibrant.

Address of Bosnia and Herzegovina Embassy partner in Kerala:

Kerala B & H Friendship Foundation,
c/o International Associates Tours & Holidays,
V.E. Arcade, 40/291, 4th Floor,
Opposite Vyapar Bhavan,
Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala.

Contact Phone numbers: 0484 - 4866363,  0484 - 2363626

E-mail: 




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Who will be the Next Prime Minister of India in 2019

As the time for the 2019 general elections in India is approaching fast, it has become the talk of the town and the most important matter of concern for the majority of population. People of not only India but also many other countries are closely watching the developments and waiting eagerly and anxiously for the outcome of Indian elections. The following are the common questions raised by the citizens of the country wherever they gather. Which political party will win more seats in the next general elections in 2019 and form the government in the center? Who will be the head of the next council of union ministers in Delhi? Who will be the next Prime Minister of India? Will it be Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi or a lucky person belonging to a less significant party supported by the united opposition?

India has witnessed many untoward incidents after Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India in 2014. The world has seen the law and order being handled by certain groups of people in India who belong to some right wing terrorist organizations of which even Narandra Modi was said to be an ardent member in the past. Many Indians feel that they have an actor prime minister who never acts sternly on these antisocial elements but often seen lamenting only during elections. Many concerned citizens of the country are of the opinion and are worried that the foundations of our constitution will be in great danger if things continue like this for some more time.

Many people are of the opinion that we have a government at the center that exists on self promotion and propaganda. People say that Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 by appointing several social media agencies that gave wide inflated and exaggerated coverage about Modi, Modi and Modi. As per the opinion of people, some corporate companies who got benefited greatly (or got assurance) from Modi's rule spent huge amounts for this social propaganda activities. Even senior leaders like Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha, and many others of BJP and some alliance partners of the NDA like Shiv Sena, share the same feelings and opinions. 

On the other side, the twosome Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, who are mocked and termed as "one-man show and two-man army" by none other than BJP's own M.P. Satrughan Sinha, are having overconfidence to turn things in their favor by hook or crook. They will use all their powers (and of the government departments) and resources to retain power in the center to accomplish their agenda which they could not complete fully, due to lack of majority in the upper house of the parliament and wide discontent from all quarters. 

The incumbent Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi is well known for his intolerance and 'special skill' in cornering leaders and persons who hold different views or opinions. By using the machinery of the state, he keeps many opposition leaders' mouth shut.The number of journalists, writers, thinkers and bloggers killed during his rule is similar to that of some erstwhile dictators' rule.

There is a talk about the opposition unity in India. But it appears nearly possible to materialize as the heads of each party (whether big or small or with one M P or many) dreams big for the top seat. While Rahul Gandhi is the Congress Party's candidate for the prime ministers post, leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Mayavathy, Sharat Pawar, Chandra Babu Naidu, K Chandra Sekhara Rao, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, (and who not?) keep an eye on the top job. As Nitish Kumar who was a probable (more accepted) choice for the opposition's representative and to become the prime minister missed it by jumping over the other side. 

Though it is not the right time to predict the outcome of the 2019 general elections, there is no wrong in guessing things, even though anything may happen anytime.

You are welcome to add your comments below....