Going digital to track violators, polling officials in the Ernakulam and Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituencies, where Congress heavyweights Union Minister KV Thomas and PC Chacko are contesting, will keep a hawk-eye vigil using a mobile phone application.
It is likely to be a cakewalk for senior Congress politician P C Chacko in the April 10 polls from Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency, where he is pitted against Malayalam film actor Innocent, the CPI(M) Independent candidate.
Admitting that Congress was going through an adverse phase ahead of Lok Sabha elections due to various scams, senior party leader PC Chacko on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for failure to interact with media on various issues.
Congress high command Thursday approved the list of its candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Kerala retaining all but two sitting MPs including Union Ministers Shashi Tharoor and K V Thomas, giving a head start to the party in the campaign against rival LDF.
In the wake of pepper spray attack incident that led to complete pandemonium in the Lower House, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Sunday directed the Parliament`s Committee of Privileges to investigate the matter.
Against the backdrop of Opposition parties terming the JPC report on 2G scam as a "fraud", panel chief PC Chacko on Wednesday claimed he had followed due procedure in adopting the document and gave members sufficient time to raise objections to the draft.
The controversial report of the JPC, which gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the 2G spectrum scam saying he was "misled" by the then Telecom Minister A Raja, was today tabled in Lok Sabha amid pandemonium.
Soon after Union Minister for Transport Road and Highways Oscar Fernandes ` praise of Rahul Gandhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi is the party`s "consensus leader" and there was no confusion in Congress on its Prime Ministerial candidate.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday complained that "a contrived majority" was used to adopt the controversial 2G spectrum allocations report at the JPC meeting Friday and said it would give a dissent note.
A political storm erupted today over former Army Chief VK Singh`s remark that money was paid to Ministers in Jammu and Kashmir with Congress and ally National Conference calling it "irresponsible" and demanding he reveal the names amid a call for a CBI probe.