Congress concedes to Muslim League's demand for ministerial berth

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    Thiruvananthapuram: After days of hectic parleys, Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance has decided to induct two new ministers into the cabinet. Manjalamkuzhi Ali of the Muslim League, who recently crossed over from the Left camp and Kerala Congress' Anoop Jacob, who won the recent Piravom bypoll, will be sworn-in as cabinet ministers on Thursday. The decision was taken at a crucial meeting of UDF alliance partners here late on Wednesday.

    However, no new portfolio will be allocated to Ali, who will have to share some of the portfolios that are already with the Muslim League. A final decision on portfolios of Ali and Jacob will be taken only after the swearing-in, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after the meeting.

    The UDF had promised a cabinet berth for Anoop Jacob during the Piravom bypoll -- a move many believe contributed to his outstanding win. Anoop is the son of the late UDF minister TM Jacob, who died in October last year, while in office.

    But sources in the UDF told NDTV that big brother Congress was forced to concede to its ally Muslim League's demand as a crucial assembly by-election in Neyattinkara is round the corner. There was intense opposition from within the Congress' rank and file to the League's demand for a fifth cabinet berth.

    Asked whether the decision amounted to a surrender by the Congress to unreasonable demands of its allies, Chandy said: "There is no surrender in UDF. Neither are any decisions thrust on anyone."

    Ever since the Muslim League stepped up its demand for a fifth cabinet berth, there was apprehension within the Congress whether this would alter the 'caste and communal equations' in the cabinet. With this expansion, the number of ministers from minority communities has risen to 12 in the 21-member cabinet.

    "Not all decisions taken at all times can be perfect. There are certain political compulsions in a democratic framework," the Chief Minister replied when asked about the caste-communal imbalance in the cabinet.

    The UDF also decided to support R Selvaraj, who recently quit as a CPM legislator, in the upcoming assembly by-poll in Neyyatinkara.
    Congress concedes to Muslim League's demand for ministerial berth
     
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    One thing must be given to them - they know how to make their limited numbers speak and extract concessions.

    If only others learned from them...:rolleyes:
     
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    Now, Hindus are in minority in Kerala government in Hindu majority state. SHAME to Congress and it's partner Muslim League + Christian party (KCP) !!
     
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    Kerala's CM post plus Education, Industry, Power, Finance, Law, PWD, Culture, Labour ministries and many other portfolio are with Muslims or Christians. They STILL "Minorities"? It's Muslim + Christian strategy to have all key portfolio and keep Hindus in minority!!

    I hate the word "Muslim League". First, they divided the country and now they trying to keep Hindus in minority even in Hindu majority state/city like Hyderabad and Kerala. All ML are same type of Islamist party funded by Saudi/Jihadi.
     
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    Muslim League gets fifth Cabinet berth

    Kerala CM Oommen Chandy adds two ministers

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/kerala/kerala-cm-oommen-chandy-adds-two-ministers_769629.html

    Soon after the UDF decision, the Hindu Nair community leadership came out in protest against “bowing to minorities”, while the BJP called for a statewide black day and dawn-to-dusk hartal in the state capital on Thursday, the day IUML legislator M Ali would be sworn in as a minister, along with Kerala Congress (Jacob) nominee Anoop Jacob, taking the Cabinet strength to 21.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Cong-gives-in--IUML-gets-5th-Cabinet-berth/935644/
     
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    Out of 14 districts in Kerala, Malappuram alone gets SIX ministers in the cabinet, all of them belonging to muslim community.
     
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    Kerala Congress(M) has 9 seats (8 Christians) and Muslim League has 20 seats (20 muslims) are allies of "Secular" Congress Party. Is this secularism ??? :frusty:
     
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    I am sure they are creating the same situation in Kerala like the Christian missionaries created in Karnataka, which will lead to rise of BJP in yet another Southern State. Saffron spreading it's reach, I am happy. I am 100% sure that these "pure god-chosen people whose sins are washed by the god itself" will get united against the pagans and idolaters, which will lead to a reaction and the idolaters will no longer remain a fragmented society.
     
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    Where the fuk are the sickularss now:noidea:

    The blame is on the Hindus who vote for CON-my-ASS . LET them vote en block for once and lets see if the CON-my-ASS still keeps up its sucking minorities . No point in blaming the minorities for this voting. After all they are voting for the party which they feel sucks them more. The blame is on the Hindus for still voting for the suckular party:finger:
     
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    it should be posted in politics & socitey section not in religion & culture section.
     
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    No sir, that is the ugly face of coalition politics. The Congress is in bed with the devil to stay in power.
    Just as BJP is supporting SAD on the Rajoana case in Punjab - thats the price you have to pay to stay in power
     
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    You need to control your language and attitute to warrant a reply.
    Would that be too much to ask?

    With the way the BJP has been creating a circus in Karnataka. the hindus would be cursing themselves for bring them to power:lol:
     
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    But then one tom toms all over the media about their secular credentials. This is double standards. Let us admit that today in Indian Politics we do not have a single secular party. All parties have their own agenda/s 1. To stay in power and 2. To make money.
     
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    100% correct.
     
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    I thought was called politics.
     
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    Spiez, I was naive enough to think there was a element of public service involved, but then if wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
     
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