VM Sudheeran

Kerala changes liquor policy, around 200 three, four star bars in Kerala to reopen; minimum drinking age raised

Kerala changes liquor policy, around 200 three, four star bars in Kerala to reopen; minimum drinking age raised

The Left government in Kerala on Thursday announced a new liquor policy which overturns the earlier decision taken by the previous UDF government as it allowed three-star hotels and fancier to sell alcohol. 

Jun 08, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi should quit if he doesn't want to lead Congress: Kerala leader

Rahul Gandhi should quit if he doesn't want to lead Congress: Kerala leader

Kerala Youth Congress leader CR Mahesh said CWC member AK Antony was continuing as a "mouni baba" in New Delhi.

Mar 21, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Congress president in Kerala VM Sudheeran quits

VM Sudheeran on Friday announced he was resigning as President of the Kerala unit of the Congress party.

Mar 10, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

Not slammed for Kerala poll debacle, says VM Sudheeran

The Congress party`s Kerala unit president V.M. Sudheeran on Monday said it has been "falsely reported" that he has been singled out for most of the blame for the party`s poor showing in the assembly elections.

Jun 06, 2016, 14:57 PM IST

Chandy denies pressurising high command on candidates list

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday refuted reports that he had brought pressure on Congress high command in the selection process of party candidates for the May 16 assembly elections and said as a "loyal" partyman he never disobeyed the wishes of central leadership.

Apr 06, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
Kerala polls: Cong candidate selection runs into hurdle, CM Chandy desires to withdraw from election fray

Kerala polls: Cong candidate selection runs into hurdle, CM Chandy desires to withdraw from election fray

The Congress party`s selection of candidates to contest the upcoming Kerala assembly polls on Wednesday ran into an unexpected hurdle as Chief Minister Oommen Chandy desired to withdraw from the electoral fray.

Mar 30, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Kerala CM Chandy uses Facebook feature for live chat with voters

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy used social networking site Facebook's 'live broadcast' feature to reach out to voters in the poll-bound state, perhaps becoming the first CM to utilise the platform to interact with electorate.

Mar 22, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

IUML-Congress row over Thiruvampady constituency worsens​

The Malayorama Vikasana Samithi has opposed the candidature of VM Ummer, IUML's sitting MLA in Thiruvambady Assembly segment, for polls.

Mar 11, 2016, 11:22 AM IST

Political parties in Kerala gear up for assembly polls

With dates of state assembly polls expected to be announced in few days time, major political parties in Kerala are gearing up for the election with leaders engaged in discussions on finalising their list of candidates.

Mar 03, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

Senior Congress leader AC Jose dead

AC Jose, senior Congress leader and managing editor of Congress party organ Veekshanam, died on Saturday, party officials said.

Jan 23, 2016, 13:54 PM IST
Women in Congress got tickets by going 'shirtless', says Kerala leader

Women in Congress got tickets by going 'shirtless', says Kerala leader

Philip has denied that the comments were 'anti-women' and said it was intended to point fingers at men who exploit women.

Oct 19, 2015, 09:52 AM IST

Congress' Kerala unit chief unhappy over breach of discipline

With the local body elections to be held in November and the assembly polls early next year, Congress' Kerala unit president V.M.Sudheeran on Tuesday expressed his displeasure in the breach of discipline in the party.

Sep 08, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

Rahul's visit has enthused Kerala Congressmen: Sudheeran

Kerala Congress president VM Sudheeran on Tuesday said the party rank and file were quite gung-ho over the two-day visit of party vice president Rahul Gandhi to the southern state starting Tuesday.

May 26, 2015, 12:59 PM IST

Corruption remark was not to target anyone: Antony

After triggering a political storm in Kerala with his corruption remark, senior Congress leader AK Antony on Monday clarified that it was only a general statement and not intended to target anyone.

May 18, 2015, 21:14 PM IST

Congress on comeback trail in Kerala: KPCC Chief

Asserting that the Congress was on a comeback trail, KPCC chief V M Sudheeran on Tuesday said Left parties blind opposition to the party was virtually fuelling growth of communal forces in the country.

May 05, 2015, 21:51 PM IST

Achutanandan praises Balakrishna Pillai for stand against Mani

Veteran communist VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday praised his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna Pillai for his stand against corruption, especially against Finance Minister KM Mani, facing a graft allegation.

Jan 27, 2015, 14:39 PM IST

Congress party in Kerala to introspect

As part of a nationwide introspection exercise by the Congress party, a similar exercise would be held in two phases in Kerala, the party said here Friday.

Jan 16, 2015, 13:40 PM IST

KPCC promises better co-ordination with Chandy government

Despite his sharp differences with the Oommen Chandy government over changes in the liquor policy, KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Wednesday pledged his cooperation to strengthen the party-ministry co-ordination to face the political onslaught from the opposition.

Jan 07, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Will resolve differences, says Kerala's Congress chief

 After hitting a low for an adamant stand over Kerala`s tweaked liquor policy, state Congress president VM Sudheeran Sunday said differences of opinion in the Congress is nothing new and that he will go forward by resolving all issues.

Dec 28, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

'External forces' blamed for dilution of Kerala liquor policy

Referring to the now diluted liquor policy in Kerala that initially aimed to implement total prohibition in a phased manner, a Congress leader Saturday said that at times, "external forces" set the government agenda.

Dec 20, 2014, 20:25 PM IST