New Delhi: Amid tight security and protests against his visit, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Kerala on Wednesday. Modi who will be on a day-long visit to the state, will address a public rally in Varkala.
Modi had featured in recent debates in the state, after state Labour Minister Shibhu Baby John met him in Gujarat last week. Top Congress and Left leaders had condemned that meeting, and the engineer-turned labour minister was forced to admit that the visit was ill-advised.
The Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala invited Modi as chief guest at a function to be held on Wednesday to mark the post-centenary of installation of 'Vidhyadevta' idol on its premises.
CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said it was wrong for the Hindu mutt to invite Modi. However, the general secretary of the mutt, Rithambharananda Swamikel, retorted that the invitation was no political matter, and the religious institution had also extended invitations for the celebrations to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Defence Minister AK Antony. Only Modi had accepted the invitation, he said....more
10:56 AM, Apr 24, 2013
Thiruvananthapuram: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Kerala on November 24 in connection with the 80th annual pilgrimage season of Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala near Kollam. Hundreds of spiritual leaders from different Mutts would participate, Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust general secretary Swami Rithabharananda told a press meet here on Monday. Besides Dalai Lama, Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Metropolitan, Dharma Sanghom Trust president Swami Prakashananda and Kerala Assembly...
09:23 AM, Nov 06, 2012