Red, red Kerala hails Pinarayi’s leadership

16 December 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Jubilant communist party supporters savour massive election victory in Kerala’s local body elections, December 16, 2020

Malayalis attribute high importance to democratic elections in general, but the elections to the local bodies and the state assembly are of exceptional importance. Like in any part of the world where the roots of democracy and representative rule run deep and devolution of power percolates down to the grass roots, it is the local bodies in Kerala that affect people’s day-to-day life most directly. Having said that, of course, given the high literacy level in the state, Malayalis also make their point on the state of the nation whenever election time comes.

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