Kerala

An election too expensive

Apr 30th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

E.M. Manoj
Huge conveyance expense deters many migrant workers from travelling back to cast their vote

KALPETTA: Hundreds of migrant workers from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu employed in brickyards and kilns in the district may not be exercising their franchise in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Most of these units are located at Panamaram in the district. […]



LDF is not a wayside inn, says Pinarayi

Apr 29th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Special Correspondent
Says question on genuine JD(S) is yet to be clarified
‘JD(S) can very well join the UDF’

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Coming down heavily on the Janata Dal (Secular) faction led by party State president M.P. Veerendrakumar, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) was not a […]



Preparations on for counting of votes

Apr 25th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Staff Reporter

Collector convenes meeting of returning officers, tahsildars

KOCHI: Preparations for the counting of votes to the Lok Sabha election have started in right earnest in the district.
District Collector M. Beena, who is also the district election officer, convened a meeting of assistant returning officers and tahsildars in this connection at the collectorate on Friday. […]



75.54% turnout in repolling at Beypore booth

Apr 19th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Staff Reporter
KOZHIKODE, April 19: Polling percentage of 75.74 was recorded in booth number 34 of the Beypore Assembly segment in the Kozhikode parliamentary constituency where repolling was conducted on Saturday.
A total of 765 voters, including 400 women, cast their votes in the booth that has total electorate of 1,010. Polling in this booth was suspended […]



Night-long sit-in by MLA

Apr 18th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Special Correspondent
Protest continued till three arrested persons were released  

K. Sudhakaran, MLA, who staged a night-long protest in Kannur, being greeted by Congress workers after he ended his protest on Friday.
KANNUR, April 18: The United Democratic Front (UDF) Kannur Parliament constituency candidate K. Sudhakaran, MLA, began a sit-in in front of the Town Circle Inspector’s Office […]



Focus on turnout as campaign ends

Apr 16th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

R. Madhavan Nair

82.27% in 1989 is the highest recorded in Kozhikode

KOZHIKODE: The curtains have come down on electioneering and the interest of analysts now centres on ‘how many would caste their vote.’
Campaign managers of all major parties expect a good voter turnout for the elections in the Vadakara and Kozhikode Lok Sabha constituencies.
Polling percentage […]



Voters get ready to cast their ballot in Kollam

Apr 16th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Staff Reporter

21,719 first-time voters; 1,703 polling stations

Photo: C. Suresh Kumar

GETTING IT RIGHT: Polling officers taking charge of the voting machines and other polling material in Kollam on Wednesday. —
KOLLAM: The stage is set at 1,703 polling stations in the district to receive 18.12 lakh voters for the elections to the 15th Lok Sabha […]



1,136 polling stations in Idukki

Apr 16th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

A Correspondent
Helpline at collectorate to answer queries
District Media Cell to provide poll information

KATTAPPANA: Polling will take place in 1,136 polling stations in the Idukki Lok Sabha constituency of which 876 stations are in Idukki district and 260 in Ernakulam district.
Idukki, the largest parliamentary constituency in the State, has the highest numbers of polling stations in […]



Candidates make last-minute efforts to woo voters

Apr 16th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Kochi Bureau

They call on people and make social visits across the Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituency

KOCHI: Though the public address systems fell silent and the din and bustle of campaign ended by late afternoon on Tuesday, the candidates for the Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituency had a busy day on Wednesday canvassing votes on a one-on-one […]



UDF camp in upbeat mood

Apr 16th, 2009 | By Elections2009 | Category: Kerala

Girish Menon

Expects to pull off creditable victory at the hustings

Congress satisfied with campaigning techniques
Hopes to win votes of ‘impartial voters’

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The United Democratic Front (UDF) is in an upbeat mood and hopes to pull off a creditable victory in the Lok Sabha elections. With just hours left for polling, the UDF optimism stems from […]