1 Updates
Chandy says relations with state Congress chief good
Photo Credit: RAVEENDRAN, Getty Images

Chandy says relations with state Congress chief good

Jan 28 2013, 5:12am CST | by

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said he shared the best of working relations with Ramesh Chennithala, amid demands from the Nair community that the state Congress chief be made a deputy chief minister.

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 — Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said he shared the best of working relations with Ramesh Chennithala, amid demands from the Nair community that the state...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Chandy says relations with state Congress chief good

Jan 28 2013, 5:12am CST | by

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said he shared the best of working relations with Ramesh Chennithala, amid demands from the Nair community that the state Congress chief be made a deputy chief minister.

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 — Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said he shared the best of working relations with Ramesh Chennithala, amid demands from the Nair community that the state Congress chief be made a deputy chief minister.

"For the past eight years we have had the best of relations and we work as a well oiled machine. In the past, there have been instances when the Congress party and the Congress government in the state did not have the best of relations, but in our case...we both have perfect understanding in what we do," Chandy told reporters here after a cabinet meeting.

Chandy, however, preferred to keep mum when he was asked to comment on the ultimatum given by the Nair Service Society (NSS) Sunday for a cabinet reshuffle to maintain "communal balance".

The NSS, a social movement of the Hindu Nair community in the state, has been demanding that Chennithala, a Nair, should be made a deputy chief minister or be given the prized home portfolio.

"See, I do not wish to say anything on this aspect as I have already made my remark on it and I wish to keep out of controversies. Time will prove what my stand on Chennithala entering the cabinet was," said Chandy.

At a public meeting Sunday evening, NSS general secretary Sukumaran Nair said it will not hesitate to go to Delhi to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and demand that Chandy be removed if he continues to ignore its genuine demands.

Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran said that social groups need not intervene in the internal matters of the Congress party.

Chennithala told reporters here that his only agenda now is to get his party ready for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. "I have nothing in my mind except gearing up for the next Lok Sabha elections and for that I have to work hard, making the party."

The NSS for a while has been up in arms as it has felt that the majority community Hindus in general and the Nairs in particular have been left out from plum cabinet and other crucial posts.

The NSS has claimed that a Christian-Muslim alliance is working in tandem to keep the majority community out.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases?
London, July 22 (IANS) If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study.
 
 
Missing Israeli soldier presumed dead in Gaza
London, July 22 (IANS) An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and is presumed dead, military officials said Tuesday.
 
 
Parents often ignore childhood obesity
New York, July 22 (IANS) Parents often fail to recognise their children's weight gain as a health concern, says a study.
 
 
Chinese man arrested for juggling multiple wives
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) A man in China's Guangdong Province was arrested after getting caught juggling between his four wives for more than 20 years.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases?
London, July 22 (IANS) If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study. Researchers, however, said that their findings do not establish a "cause-and-...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Scientists spot 108 genes linked to schizophrenia
Washington, July 22 (IANS) In pathbreaking work, a team of researchers has linked 108 genetic locations to schizophrenia. The feat was achieved by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) - a collaboration of more...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Migrating birds map routes to prevent interbreeding?
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Genes may lead migrating birds to take particular routes to their destination that could prevent interbreeding, suggests a study that tracked hybrids between songbird species. Using geolocators...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Missing Israeli soldier presumed dead in Gaza
London, July 22 (IANS) An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and is presumed dead, military officials said Tuesday. The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said efforts were underway to identify one of seven Israeli...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Parents often ignore childhood obesity
New York, July 22 (IANS) Parents often fail to recognise their children's weight gain as a health concern, says a study. Parents of obese children often do not recognise the potentially serious health consequences of...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Chinese man arrested for juggling multiple wives
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) A man in China's Guangdong Province was arrested after getting caught juggling between his four wives for more than 20 years. Chen, 45, was arrested after one of his wives contacted authorities...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Dwayne Johnson to play Shazam
Dwayne Johnson has revealed he could play Shazam. The hunky actor, 42, revealed the news in an interview with LoveFilm, when he said that his character ''would have the power of Superman''. Asked about his ambitions,...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Michael Caine in The Last Witch Hunter
Michael Caine will appear in 'The Last Witch Hunter'. 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor is set to appear alongside 'Fast & Furious' star Vin Diesel in the upcoming supernatural action thriller, which will be directed by...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Avian influenza treatments identified
Washington, July 22 (IANS) In a novel discovery, scientists have identified six potential therapeutics to treat the deadly H7N9 avian influenza. "The seriousness of the disease often results from the strength of...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Typhoon Ramassun toll in China rises to 46
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has increased to 46, officials said Tuesday. Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades amd has affected people in...
Read more on Politics Balla