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K.A. Shaji

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Kerala’s Election Results Haven’t Made Anyone Happy

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K.A. Shaji ARUN SANKAR via Getty ImagesSupporters of the BJP, National Congress Party and Communist Party of India during the final day of election campaigning in Pathanamthitta.  After the surprising Lok Sabha results in Kerala, a meme began circulating on Ma... More »

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How Will BJP Fix Its Shock Defeat In Kerala?

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K.A. Shaji The BJP’s surge across India was checked in 3 states in the south—Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala—where it failed to win even a single seat. But while this was not a surprise in the first two states, in Kerala, where the BJP had conducted a hi... More »

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Why BJP Magic Hit A Road Block In Thiruvananthapuram

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K.A. Shaji Hindustan Times via Getty Images As Election Commission trends indicated that senior Congress leader and sitting Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor would win a third consecutive time from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, BJP’s hope of winning its f... More »

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In Kerala, BJP Is Winning In Hate Speech

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K.A. Shaji Instagram/Shashi TharoorA file image of Shashi Tharoor.  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kerala — When Congress leader Shashi Tharoor injured his head during a ritual at a temple in his constituency Trivandrum, his rivals immediately sprung into action. Many so... More »

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Elections 2019: Will BJP Finally Make Its Kerala Debut?

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K.A. Shaji In Kerala’s Kozhikode Lok Sabha constituency, BJP candidate KP Prakash Babu’s campaign stood out for one simple reason: he was nowhere to be found. Instead, his party members and other well-wishers would set out to exhort people to vote for the stat... More »

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Rahul Gandhi In Kerala? Why The BJP Isn’t Worried

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K.A. Shaji Rasheed Image WAYANAD — The best road to travel between Sulthan Bathery and Nilambur, the two biggest towns in Wayanad district in Kerala, passes through the Nilgiris constituency in Tamil Nadu where the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) A Raja face... More »

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Why Mohanlal Is Too Big For The BJP

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K.A. Shaji News18 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kerala — The protesters were part of the RSS and they were angered by the movie star’s move to become a director of Malayalam Communications Ltd, a company floated by the CPI(M) to launch its TV channel Kairali. The protes... More »