Thrikkakara byelection: a victory for democracy and the defeat of communal politics

On June 03, 2022 results were announced to the byelection held a couple of days earlier to the Thrikkakara assembly constituency of Kerala assembly. The byelection happened because of the death of sitting Congress party MLA, PT Thomas, passed away in December 2021. The byelection was won by Congress party candidate Ms. Uma Thomas, who is the widow of Mr. Thomas, by a margin of … Continue reading Thrikkakara byelection: a victory for democracy and the defeat of communal politics

Some notes on results of Kerala local body election 2020

Few days back, on 16 December, results of the election to the local self-governing bodies (panchayats, municipalities, corporations, etc) were announced. These elections are generally considered a dress rehearsal or an opinion poll for the election to the state assembly in May next year. As the table below will show, however, the results were not commensurate with the noise each front generated.
In my view, the result is a reflection of the political realignment of different religious and social groups happening in Kerala. This realignment is what has helped CPIM and LDF overcome the sort of corruption and criminal behaviour allegations which have never been seen in the state’s political history. Continue reading Some notes on results of Kerala local body election 2020

Some notes on Lok Sabha 2019 results in Kerala

Among the 58 ministers of the new Narendra Modi government, there is 1 representative from Kerala. I think that is one too many and Modi is being too generous to a state that has decisively voted against him by electing all 20 MPs from the opposition parties. That I am disappointed is an understatement. Like almost everyone, I too believed BJP would open its account … Continue reading Some notes on Lok Sabha 2019 results in Kerala