LDF and UDF have declared their candidates and started their election works. Rajagopal, BJP's lone MLA in Kerala, opposed the aforesaid resolution moved by CM Pinarayi Vijayan by pointing out that both Congress and CPI(M) had sought to introduce similar legislation in the past. That is how people like Tom Vadakkan, Alphonse Kannanthanam and AP Abdullakutty reached the party’s leadership. It is obscure enough to be used against any critic of the party, government or its leading lights. New Delhi: After Kerala government promulgated new law against threatening, abusive, humiliating or defamatory social media post with imprisonment of up to five years, fine of Rs. What must hurt BJP more is that it could not win even the Pathanamthitta seat, epicenter of Sabrimala storm and a constituency with 60 per cent Hindus. PALAKKAD: The Kerala Police on Thursday registered a case against a few BJP workers for allegedly unfurling a giant banner with 'Jai Sri Ram' written on it from the terrace of the Palakkad municipal corporation building after the party won in the recently held local body polls here. Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], December 13 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lodged a complaint with the State Election Commission against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for … In Thrissur, the BJP had fielded popular film actor Suresh Gopi but he was relegated to the third position behind the Left candidate. At least two other states have shown remarkable intolerance towards criticism on mainstream and social media: Maharashtra and West Bengal. Former party workers also said that group fighting led to Sobha Surendran and other party leaders taking an open stance against the state leadership. Kerala passes resolution against 3 farm laws; lone BJP MLA doesn't oppose it Army of 1 lakh ready to administer vaccine Here are some sweet … Kerala party unit 'shocked' over BJP MLA supporting resolution against farm laws 'There are no two opinions on the farm Acts among Kerala BJP leaders' SHARE ARTICLE. The party cannot win the state boasting of unique demography and cultural milieu with conventional politics. The BJP has the potential to emerge strong like it did in West Bengal at the cost of CPM if it is able to split the minorities or emerge as a B-team of the Congress. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday hit out at the Opposition Congress and the BJP for joining hands against the Left Front government and said the … In a major embarrassment for the BJP in Kerala, its lone legislative member, O. Rajagopal chose not to oppose the resolution the state government moved against the Centre's farm laws, cleared by Parliament in September, in the Kerala assembly on Thursday. ALAPPUZHA: Opposition leader Ramesh Cheninithala has said that the people of Kerala will give their verdict against the corrupt government. (Photo/ANI) Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], January 8 (ANI): Police on Friday used water cannons against BJP Yuva Morcha members protesting outside Kerala Assembly demanding the resignation of Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan. | DC CORRESPONDENT. However, controversy erupted after Rajagopal […] After facing backlash within his party, BJP MLA O Rajagopal denied the perception that he had backed the resolution against the Centre's farm laws in the Kerala Assembly. The Kerala Assembly witnessed ruckus with the opposition walking out of the Governor's speech, and raising slogans against the Speaker and the Chief Minister. Kerala is not alone. BJP MLA O. Rajagopal opposes the resolution moved by Kerala CM opposing Centre's farm laws "Similar farm laws were promised by Congress in their poll … BJP workers in Kerala are asking why the party has failed to gain a strong foothold in the state when it has performed extremely well in Bihar and other states where by-polls were held. Read: Kerala's lone BJP MLA backs Assembly resolution against farm laws “I have also made it clear, when the ruling and opposition members criticised the Prime Minister and said that he … Even as the BJP's Kerala leadership on Thursday maintained they will talk to lone party MLA O Rajagopal over his support to a state government resolution passed by the Assembly against … However, what the BJP is up against are two formidable alliances. As for the CPM, it is clear chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan misread the pulse of the state. There is also another criticism that the central leadership is not ready to understand the feelings of the state. Thiruvananthapuram: Police use water cannon against BJP Yuva Morcha members protesting outside Kerala Assembly. The failure of the state-level leadership to capitalise on the response from the devotees in the Sabarimala issue has left the central leadership dissatisfied. People who sacrificed themselves for the party at a time when it could not even dream of coming to power, have been sidelined. The party workers allege that the party is not looking into the basic issues and the leadership is happy to make their presence felt in the state. Many former BJP workers observed that due to group rivalries, the party has not been able to make preparations even when LSG and Assembly polls are round the corner. Kochi (Kerala) [India], December 31 (ANI): After BJP MLA O Rajagopal spoke in support of the resolution passed against farm laws by the Kerala Assembly, party state unit vice president KS Radhakrishnan on Thursday said that "it is against will and spirit of the Bharatiya Janata Party". In January, trying to emerge as a “renaissance” leader, he mobilized all anti-BJP social forces under the aegis of the historic 50 plus lakh women’s wall demanding gender equality that took the sting out of BJP’s claim that popular mood was against women’s entry into the temple. Thiruvananthapuram: In an unprecedented move, BJP's lone member in the Kerala Assembly, O Rajagopal, on Thursday, supported the resolution seeking scrapping of the three contentious farm laws against which farmers have been agitating for over a month at the Delhi border. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], December 31 (ANI): In an unprecedented move, the lone Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA O Rajagopal did not object to the resolution passed against farm laws by the Kerala Assembly on Thursday, and later said that he "supports the resolution". I will speak to him and let you know.” He has been admitted to a private hospital in Kozhikode and is under observation. 10,000 fine or both, the Opposition called it a “curb to freedom of speech”. The BJP faces a peculiar situation in Kerala where over 40 per cent of the state’s population consists of religious minorities. In the long run, they will not like this type of politics. They will not get an inch of space in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 01: The Kerala Assembly has passed a resolution against the farm laws against which the farmers have been protesting for over a month now at the Delhi border. A one-day special session of the Legislative Assembly was held on 31 December to discuss the Centre’s farm laws. Why did you adopt a different strategy here? A case was registered against a few BJP loyalists by the Kerala Police on Thursday for allegedly unfurling a giant banner which read ''Jai Sri Ram'' on the terrace of the Palakkad municipal corporation building. Lone BJP MLA in Kerala supports Assembly resolution against farm laws. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Rajagopal had put up a stiff fight against Congress’s Shashi Tharoor, emerging runner up by bagging 2,82,336 votes. However, he did not … Such is the demographic and religious divide, it needs a special focus and treatment if the BJP has to make inroads. Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said the resolution was passed unanimously through a voice vote at the Special session of the Assembly. BJP workers in Kerala are asking why the party has failed to gain a strong foothold in the state when it has performed extremely well in Bihar and other states where by-polls were held. Kerala is a progressive state, and 96% people are literate. What led to BJP’s failure to open its Lok Sabha account in Kerala? However, the party leadership does not have an answer. On the other hand, BJP is yet to finalise their candidates in many places. The grand old party adopted a crafty stance towards Sabarimala; the state leaders backed the protesting Hindus while the central leadership rooted for gender equality. We are always against polarising politics – whether it is CPI(M) or BJP. Lone BJP MLA in Kerala supports Assembly resolution against farm laws. The resolution against Centre’s farm laws passed by the Kerala legislative Assembly received unlikely support - from the lone member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP… Here are the five key factors have halted BJP’s march to victory in Kerala. - BJP’s lack of strong and charismatic state level leadership, absence of a strong organization and turf war among some leaders. All rights reserved. A total of 65 review petitions were filed against the SC's order allowing entry of women into Sabarimala. The failure to take that momentum forward was the failure of the party’s policies, he stated. With the lone BJP MLA not opposing it, the Kerala Assembly passed the resolution unanimously against the three of the Centre's contentious farm laws after it … BJP and the CPM respectively organized mass protests and counter protests to use the issue for electoral gains, but the dividend went to the Congress. Why BJP went for inclusive politics in Kashmir and Kerala; SC notice to Centre on plea against regularisation of illegal constructions; Here are … The followers of the party believe that group rivalries and fights within the organisation have taken it nowhere. Views are personal. Kerala BJP president K. Surendran tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday. (The author is a senior journalist and political commentator. Why BJP is looking at Christian votes. The only BJP MLA in the Kerala assembly, O. Rajagopal, alleges that he was not given any notice about a Special Assembly session on Wednesday to pass a resolution against the three Farm Laws. Kerala’s lone BJP MLA backs assembly resolution against farm laws The nonagenarian leader, who was minister of state for railways in the Vajpayee government, spoke against the resolution in … He also said that people’s reaction against the state and central government will reflect in the result. - Anti-incumbency of the Left Front government. THE ASIAN AGE. O Rajagopal, the BJP’s only member in Kerala legislative assembly, did not object to the resolution passed by the House against the three farm laws on … | AGE CORRESPONDENT. Thiruvannathapuram: The Kerala Assembly Thursday passed a resolution moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the three new central farm laws, with the lone BJP MLA, O Rajagopal, supporting it. Updated Jan 1, 2021, 10:59 am IST. - Tactical voting by minorities (nearly 46 per cent) as they consolidated behind the UDF, leading to the BJP and the CPM’s rout. But with a part of mainstream media slowly turning against them, and social media in a predatory mode — fed with years of hypocrisy and patronage — these parties have their backs on the wall. Kottayam: Jacobite church has dismissed the statement made by Thomas Mor Alexandrios, Metropolitan of Mumbai diocese, that they would support BJP if … The controversy divided Kerala. People will also realise that this kind of religious and caste politics should not be allowed. Of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala, BJP had identified five “strong” constituencies – Kasargod, Palghat and Thrissur in the north and Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram in the south – as “winnable” seats. Inside the assembly, O Rajagopal defended some parts of the farm laws, but later said he supports the assembly resolution. A notable absentee in the list is BJP's first-ever MLA in Kerala, O Rajagopal who currently represents the Nemom assembly constituency. Tharoor won the seat by a margin of just 15,470 votes. Barring Thiruvananthapuram, its candidates in all other 13 constituencies (six seats were allotted to its ally), were pushed to the third spot. Published : Jan 1, 2021, 7:21 am IST Updated : … I stood with the general consensus… In these types of issues, what we need is compromise. Image Credit: ANI. Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], December 31 (ANI): In an unprecedented move, the lone Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA O Rajagopal did not object to the resolution passed against … The Congress-led UDF swept the polls bagging 19 out of 20 seats. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has filed a complaint against the Bharatiya Janata Party for hanging a giant banner proclaiming Jai Sriram … One reason for the suave and affable Rajgopal to emerge runner up in 2014 was because of the goodwill he commanded among people cutting across the political lines while his replacement - Kummanam Rajasekharan, former state president and former governor of Mizoram, seen as a radical face, was a mismatch for the highly popular Tharoor. BJP state chief K … While Sabrimala temple issue worked against the CPM, the BJP failed to milk the controversy and the Congress became the beneficiary by default. BJP workers in Kerala are asking why the party has failed to gain a strong foothold in the state when it has performed extremely well in Bihar and other states where by-polls were held. The BJP faces a peculiar situation in Kerala where over 40 per cent of the state’s population consists of religious minorities. Thiruvannathapuram, Dec 31 : The Kerala Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the three new central farm laws, with the lone BJP MLA, O Rajagopal, supporting it. The CM opened up about the case during a recent interview. A special session of the Kerala Assembly is being convened to discuss the three contentious central farm laws and pass a resolution against the acts, whose repeal is being insisted upon by … 10,000 fine or both, the Opposition called it a “curb to freedom of speech”. The BJP in Kerala. While Sabrimala temple issue worked against the CPM, the BJP failed to milk the controversy and the Congress became the beneficiary by default. ), Five Reasons Why BJP’s Victory March Was Halted in Kerala as Congress Enjoyed Sabarimala Dividend, ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Bengaluru FC vs SC East Bengal: East Bengal Beat Bengaluru 1-0, India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting Unimpressed with Cheteshwar Pujara's Scoring Rate, Ananya Panday's Mom Bhavana on How Actress Reacts to Cyber-bullying: She's a Very Positive Person, Confused Americans Think the Rioter's Name Who Stole Podium from US Capitol is 'Via Getty', ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC Playmaker Rafael Crivellaro Ruled Out for the Season, Weekly Celebrity Fashion Roundup: Hits and Misses, In Pics: Malaika Arora's Super Stylish Gym Appearances. The resolution against Centre’s farm laws passed by the Kerala legislative Assembly received unlikely support - from the lone member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP… | DC CORRESPONDENT. Causing major embarrassment to the BJP, the lone BJP MLA in Kerala, O Rajagopal on Thursday backed a resolution in Kerala Assembly against … In an unprecedented move, the lone Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA O Rajagopal did not object to the resolution passed against farm laws by the Kerala Assembly on Thursday, and later said that he "supports the resolution". Published Jan 1, 2021, 7:15 am IST. Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 01: The Kerala Assembly has passed a resolution against the farm laws against which the farmers have been protesting for over a month now at the Delhi border. People will not support BJP. The saffron party failed to bag a single seat belying expectations that this time around it will break its electoral jinx by riding on the Sabrimala storm that had touched a raw nerve with a section of Hindus in the state. 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