Thomas Chandy – Richest Candidate in 2016 Assembly Elections

Posted on April 30, 2016

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Kuttanad LDF candidate Thomas Chandy has emerged as the wealthiest candidate in 2016 Niayasabha elections.

With assets worth Rs. 92.37 crore, Thomas Chandy, has secured first position. Excluding the value of his movable assets, his net worth was declared to be Rs. 39.71 crores in the last elections.

Chandy has Rs. 11,08,932 as investment in various banks in his name while his wife has Rs. 16,24,50,551 in her name. Apart from this, he has Rs. 4,53,30,000 as mutual funds and stock market investment. Chandy and his wife have insurance policies worth Rs. 38,45,000 and Rs. 22,25,011 respectively while his dependents have an insurance coverage of Rs. 14,92,044.

He also owns two luxury cars, two houseboats and three motor boats worth Rs. 1,45,20,000, all registered in his name, and his wife owns a motor boat worth Rs. 5,60, 000. He has Rs. 2,20,000 worth of 100 gram gold jewellery and his wife owns 1 kilogram gold worth Rs. 11,00,000.

He also has movable assets worth a total of Rs. 65,80,65,427, with his wife and dependents owning movable assets worth Rs. 17,85,00,562 and Rs. 15,02,044 respectively. His immovable assets value up to a total of Rs. 8,56,92,000.

It is notable that he does not have any bank loans or any other liabilities. Thomas Chandy had submitted his affidavit to the Principal Agricultural Officer S Puspakumari on Wednesday.

Bye Bye Kottayam

Posted on April 3, 2016

kottayam collector vote rikshaw
Kottayam Collector travelling in ‘Votorickshaw’ after flagging of the vehicle launched by Kottayam Municipality.

Assistant Collector Divya Iyer on back seat. This is the last official function of Mr. Jose.

Both Pinarayi and Achuthanandan to contest

Posted on March 13, 2016

Putting an end to the ongoing debate over the candidature of V S Achuthanandan in the upcoming Kerala assembly elections, the CPM state secretariat here on Saturday cleared the names of both Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan.

Pinarayi Vijayan in Dharmadam Achuthanandan in malampuzha
Pinarayi Vijayan in Dharmadam Achuthanandan in malampuzha

Achuthanandan would contest from Malampuzha Constituency in Palakkad district. Pinarayi Vijayan would seek the mandate from Dharmadom in Kannur District.

According to sources, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury had a telephonic conversation with V S Achuthanandan during the day and is learned to have apprised him of the PB decision. However, it is not sure whether the party general secretary gave Achuthanandan any specific assurance regarding post-poll arrangements, which the veteran leader had been seeking from the central leadership. The CPM never indulges in the practice of projecting the chief minister candidate before polls, it was pointed out.

Francis George party named Kerala Congress Democratic

Posted on March 9, 2016

Francis George on Wednesday announced formation of a new party ‘Janadhipathya Kerala Congress’ (Kerala Congress Democratic), after he and couple of other leaders walked out of the Kerala Congress Mani group last week.

He announced the formation of the party at a convention, which was attended by former legislators Antony Raju and K C Joseph, among others.

Francis George is the son of K M George who founded Kerala Congress in 1964. Mr. George will be the chairman of the new party.

The party is still discussing about party symbol, youth and women wings.

A state convention of the party will be held at Kottayam on March 16 in which the structure of the party is expected to be evolved.

Francis George said in a press conference “We cannot agree with KM Manis policies like holding secret meetings with the BJP central leaders by violating all declared democratic principles of the Kerala Congress. No true Kerala Congress worker can agree with such move”.