With the economy on the verge of collapse, the state government has taken three immediate steps: cash relief to BPL families, a consumer loan scheme to be managed by women, and a push for rural employment guarantee schemes.
Kerala initially declared a “state-specific health emergency” after three positive Coronavirus cases were reported in the state. However, it withdrew the declaration within days and today, the situation is largely normal. No fresh case has been reported from any part of the state.
Congress’s two-time MP Shashi Tharoor had won from Trivandrum parliamentary constituency by a narrow margin in the 2014 polls. This election, BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekaran is expected to give him a tough fight