Top stories from Kerala: Congress-led UDF wins in Aruvikkara, leaves CPM in crisis and BJP in full hope
news Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 05:30
1. Congress won in Aruvikkara by-election by over 10000 votes, but BJP's surge is what Aruvikkara election is all about. By-poll results from Aruvikkara indicate that it could just be the beginning for the BJP in the state. Read TNM report. 2. Actress Srividya's asset case: Former Minister KB Ganesh Kumar's plea seeking the government to take over the late actress' assets was disposed by the Kerala HC. The government had also denied to take over the assets earlier. Read The Times of India report. 3. In Aruvikkara bypoll NOTA (None Of The Above) gained 1,430 votes. This is the first time that a NOTA vote has been applied in Kerala for the Assembly polls. Read Mathrubhumi report. 4. Kerala High Court said that direct evidence is must for graft case and caught red-handed alone will not be enough for conviction. Read full report in The Times of India. 5. CPM Kerala has denied membership to VM Radhakrishnan, the controversial industrialist in Vyapari Vyavasayi Samithi, an organisation under the control of the party. Radhakrishnan who went to take membership had to leave immediately with the party's objection. Read a Manorama News report. 6. Former Additional Solicitor General Nageswara Rao had appeared for the LDF government in court in 12 cases when VS Achuthanandan was the chief minister and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan was the home minister. Read details in Manoramaonline.