Why Kerala may not swing this time round
For 40 years, the southern state has never re-elected a ruling government. Could these polls change everything?
While there might indeed be a sizeable number of new Vijayan fans, in central and southern Kerala especially, a sense of anti-incumbency is tangible. There may well be tight contests.
ERNAKULAM : Earlier this summer, a diaspora Malayali travelled from Yemen to Kerala in order to campaign for his favourite communist politician, A. Pradeep Kumar, in Kozhikode. He is not an office-bearer of the communist party. He is not even a registered party worker. But he was all amped up to work on the election campaign. However, when he landed, he was crushed to hear the news.