With just days to head for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the country, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury found that the debate over women’s access into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala will impact the polls.
The veteran chief made the declaration in an interview with Mathrubhumi news in New Delhi. He brought that even though the movements of the country government in Kerala will impact the Lok Sabha polls, the real litmus test is for the ruling BJP government and not the Kerala government.
Justifying the Kerala government’s stance, he additionally stated that had the authorities no longer carried out the Supreme Court order from September 28, 2018, it’d had been an unconstitutional circulate, no longer to mention contempt of courtroom.
Speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s selection to contest from Wayanad in Kerala, the veteran leader said that he might now not say the Indian National Congress and its President cheated the CPI(M) as every part has their very own interest. However, he additionally wondered if Congress’s hobby changed into defeating the CPI(M) or the BJP. He additionally said that an alternative government that no longer wants to be led by using Congress might also arise at the Centre.
In Kerala, Rahul Gandhi’s candidature from Wayanad has visibly irked the CPI(M), looking ahead to contest and win from the seat. The CPI(M) mouthpiece, Deshabhimani, additionally carried a headline which read – “Pappu strike – for the destruction of Congress,” referring to Rahul Gandhi by way of the period most usually used by right-wing businesses. However, in a media interaction in Wayanad, Rahul stated that he’d no longer say a single word in opposition to the CPI(M)’s marketing campaign within the constituency.
Wayanad, considered a standard congress seat, saw MP MI Shanavas being elected from there in the remaining terms. However, Shanavas, who had a thumping victory inside the 2009 elections, received using the marginal 20,000 votes in 2014 against CPI’s Sathyan Mokeri, who got here 2d. In Pathanamthitta, where the Sabarimala temple is positioned, the BJP hopes to win and has given their ticket to State fashionable secretary K Surendran. Standing against Surendran is Veena George, who becomes the MLA of Aranmula at the same time as the Congress has renominated MP Anto Antony from the constituency. The ladies’ entry into Sabarimala is slated to be an essential issue in Kerala with the next general elections.
Selvi loves gambling kho-kho. Nothing gives her extra pleasure than sprinting around the sphere and tagging her friends as the subsequent ‘Denner.’ However, every 15 days, she has to skip faculty and her play-time to spend an entire day at the sanatorium. Ever because of her second birthday, her lifestyle has revolved around sanatorium visits and assessments. She is seven years old now and nonetheless has to undergo painful blood transfusions to live alive.
“The joy and happiness on her face while she plays disappear as quickly as we input the hospital room and she or he sees the needles. Now she considers this to be a matter of recurring which breaks our hearts,” says Asha, her mother.
In February 2014, when her elder son acquired a bone marrow transplant for his Thalassemia Major (A blood ailment involving lower-than-normal amounts of an oxygen-carrying protein), she assumed that the steady journeys to the medical institution could forestall. “But just a month later, our pricey little lady changed into identified with the equal ailment,” she says.
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“When our little girl first complained that she turned into feeling sleepy and did no longer appear excited to consume the hen biriyani I had organized for her, we touched her brow, and it changed into bare heat. I right now placed the fan on and gave her drug treatments,” Asha says. For her, it changed into déjà vu. “As the doses had no impact and Selvi did not get higher, our minds flashed lower back to 2010 while our son Kaviyan had the same troubles. We panicked and rushed Selvi to the hospital we had become so familiar with over the last three years. Throughout the adventure, we hoped and prayed that our daughter’s infection became distinct from that of her brother.” When the doctors came in after exams and requested them to take a seat at the sanatorium, they knew their worst fears had come real.
“They advised us that a bone marrow transplant changed into needed to therapy our daughter at the earliest completely,” recounts Asha. “At that point, we did not have the money for a transplant and could handiest have enough money her transfusion classes. We did no longer recognize a way to ask our buddies for extra cash as we had just started to pay off them for helping us with our son’s scientific payments.”
Now, five years later, they had been instructed that the bone marrow transplant needs to be achieved on the earliest, or it can result in the problem of their daughter’s lifestyles. This remedy will fee Rs 18 lakh, and that they do now not have that sort of cash. “Over the last few years, my husband has tired up every single rupee of his monthly profits of Rs 5,000 in treating our youngsters,” she says, “It crushes my husband to see us no towards getting the money had to shop our daughter.” Asha’s husband works as a porter.