Kerala Opposition leader VD Satheesan after bypoll win: ‘There is hope that Congress can stage a comeback’

VD Satheesan, a five-time Congress MLA and leader of Opposition in the state, spoke to The Indian Express about the fiercely fought bypoll, how the opposition to the K-Rail Silverline project became the rallying point for the UDF, the Congress’ focus on capturing the “secular vote”, and why he thinks the bypoll is a political … Read more

Thrikkakara bypoll deals a blow to CPI(M), K-Rail project; boosts a flailing Congress

The Congress’s nominee Uma Thomas, wife of late party legislator PT Thomas, won Thrikkakara seat, which her husband had represented since 2016, defeating the CPI(M)’s candidate Dr Jo Joseph by over 25,000 votes. Uma’s victory margin is the highest-ever since the formation of the Thrikkakara constituency in 2011. Her late husband had won the seat, … Read more