Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has taken exception to an article in RSS mouthpiece 'Organiser', saying it has "insulted" the people of Kerala and sought an unconditional apology from the magazine.
Kerala's Excise Minister K Babu, who is facing heat over bar bribery scandal, Friday alleged that a "political conspiracy" was hatched at a CPI(M) MLA's residence last December to target the UDF government over the issue.
In what could be a huge setback for State Finance Minister KM Mani who is at the centre of the bar scam here, the Kerala High Court on Monday upheld the Special Vigilance Court's direction asking for a further probe.
As the opposition Left Democratic Front maintained an impressive lead in local body elections in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said it "in no way reflects a wave in favour of the Left".
Sharpening its attack on Congress-led UDF government in Kerala over the bar bribery case, LDF leaders led by CPI-M veteran VS Achuthanandan on Tuesday met the Governor and sought removal of KM Mani as Finance Minister against whom an FIR has been registered.
Veteran Communist leader VS Achuthanandan has said the "ploy" of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and vernacular daily Malayala Manorama -- an old vigilance case against his son -- "cannot keep me silent".
A day after a Special Vigilance court ordered further probe against Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani in the bar bribery case, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday held discussions with Advocate General KP Dandapani on the future course of action.