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25 Jun 2018, Edition - 1077, Monday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is meeting J&K Governor NN Vohra
  • Building collapsed in south Mumbai’s Pydhonie, NDRF teams has been put on alert, security measures are underway
  • CBI moves SC against bail granted to Karti Chidambaram in INX media case by the High Court
  • After Soz Book controversy, former PM Manmohan Singh to skip the book launch event
  • SC agrees to hear plea by Subramanian Swamy to be heard in a PIL relating to ED investigation in the Aircel maxis case
  • Engineer Rashid & others detained while they staged protest demanding action against Lal Singh
  • Kashmir editors guild likely to take action, will file complaint against Lal Singh
  • The Jammu & Kashmir police confirms that terrorists killed Shujaat Bhukari on Pakistan’s order
  • Shujaat Bukhari was a marked man as he advocated for dialogue between India and Pakistan

Kerala News

BJP fielding State leader to RS, upsets ally BDJS in Kerala

Covai Post Network

Kochi: In a jolt to the dreams of BJP ally BDJS, the safron party decided to field its leader V Muraleedharan for Rajya Sabha.

Upsetting speculations that BJP would nominate BDJS chief Tushar Vellappally from UP, BJP decided to field BJP national committee member Muraleedharan from Maharashtra.

Denial of ticket to Tushar is likely to impact on the tieup of two parties.The BJP had gained immensely with the tieup with Tushar’s BDJS representing the formidable Ezhava community which is the backbone of communist parties in Kerala.

Followers of social reformer Sree Narayana Guru who had promoted communist ideologies over a century back, members of the Ezhava community have in large numbers joined BJP following a call from BDJS.

It was this tieup that helped BJP win a seat in the last Assembly election. A former president of the State unit, Muralidharan was busy campaigning for Karnataka Assembly election at Chickamaglur when he got the news about his nomination.

He returned to Kozhikode by helicopter from where he flew to Mumbai in a chartered flight. The party also plans to induct him in the ministry. Another leader contesting from Maharashtra is former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane.

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