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24 Sep 2018, Edition - 1168, Monday

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  • Govt rejects JPC demand, 10-point justification issued, ‘CAG, CVC looking into matter’
  • Flood threat looms over Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh holds high-level meet; schools, colleges shut tomorrow
  • Crucial meet on SC/ST act at 4pm today
  • J&K: 1 jawan martyred in Tangdhar encounter
  • The Bishop was arrested after three days of interrogation on Friday
  • EPS-OPS govt invites DMK President MK Stalin, Kanimozhi and TTV Dinakaran for MGR centenary celebrations on 30th Sep
  • Kerala Nun Rape Case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea rejected as judicial custody has been extended till October 6th
  • Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued
  • Congress President Rahul Gandhi visits his LS Constituency Amethi
  • 15-year old boy lynched in Tamil Nadu for alleged theft

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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