Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cong in Kerala renominates Antony to RS

The Congress in Kerala on Saturday renominated defence minister AK Antony for the Rajya Sabha. His current term comes to an end this month. Antony's name was recomme-nded by the election committee of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC). There were some initial hiccups though as Congress ally Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) claimed the seat. The issue was, however, sorted out and IUML gave it up in favour of the Congress leader. "The KPCC election committee's decision to propose Antony as the candidate was unanimous.Considering his national stature as the defence minister,his continuance in the Rajya Sabha is inevitable,"state Congress chief Ramesh Chennithala told reporters. The CPM also announced the names of K N Balagopal,political secretary to Kerala chief minister, and TN Seema, head of the All India Democratic Women's Association's state unit. The party, too, had its share of problems with its ally RSP demanding a seat.But this was turned down by the Left Front. All the three are expected to be elected unopposed as no other candidate is likely to enter fray considering the political composition of the state assembly.While the Congress can win one seat,the ruling Left will return two candidates. Besides Antony,A Vijayraghavan of the CPM and P V Abdul Wahab of the IUML are the other two candidates retiring from the Rajya Sabha this month.


  1. This is a big mistake the kerala people did , especialy for veterans. He is not thninking abt the problems of the exservicemen.Even after these much MPs requesting the govt to sanction the orop, Mr Anttony is relying on the bureacracy, No sir, There are ots of exservicemen in keraa, they wil defenitely ask u this question when u visit them. Donot ook at CHANDRA SEKHAR, cs, U LOOK AT POOR PEOPE. pL RETHINK ANTHONY SIR

  2. He too never thought of Ex-service men.But thinks about service men when there is any calamity,ie when needed.Let him too relied up on narrow minded bureaucrats,they will guide him to reach in wonder lands as they got enough money to pay bribes.