Voicing concern over killing of a RSS activist in Kannur, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take strict action to stop political killings in the state.
CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala on Monday took pot shots at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over certain adverse observations made by the Supreme Court in connection with the two-decade old palmolein oil import corruption case.
The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country.
CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition will be organising demonstrations at district headquarters in Kerala, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of an adverse court order in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company.
Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, today said he was prepared to face any probe.
A court here Thursday dismissed a probe report in a corruption case and directed the Kerala vigilance department to re-investigate the accused, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, two cabinet ministers and eight other people.
Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF Government today decided to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.
Even as the Congress led UDF government headed by Oommen Chandy won laurels in the initial round of debates over its "bold decision" to shut over 700 liquor bars, questions have surfaced if the cash-strapped state would be able make up the huge revenue loss left by the clampdown on liquor trade.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday asserted that the new liquor policy of allowing liquor bars only in hotels with five-star tag would be implemented with vigour in co-operation with all sections of society.
Even as Kerala`s new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court on Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday asserted there was no threat to the UDF Government led by him and rejected speculation that Kerala Congress (M) leader and state Finance Minister K M Mani was exploring the possibility forming a ministry with LDF support.