Venugopal’s rise in Cong forces faction leaders in Kerala to rethink

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala has always been a divided house, with each of the senior leaders trying to outdo the other. But ever since K.C. Venugopal became the blue-eyed boy of former national president Rahul Gandhi, faction managers in the state are busy rethinking strategies to checkmate the growth of Venugopal.

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Swapna Suresh’s audio clip scripted by Vijayan’s office: Union Minister (Ld)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Joining the latest row over the audio clip of Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, wherein she purportedly talked about being pressurised to name Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the case, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan alleged on Thursday that the clip was scripted by the CM’s office.

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