KK Shailaja on Covid testing and being a woman in politics | KeralaElections

Hailed variously as “rockstar health minister” and “coronavirus slayer”, #KKShailaja, #Kerala’s health and social welfare minister, has a following like no other in the state, and admirers beyond. Currently, she’s busy campaigning for the upcoming assembly election in Mattanur constituency, Kannur.

In this conversation with Nidhi Suresh, Shailaja talks about her plans for Mattanur if she wins, what she thinks of political killings, her next step in the fight against Covid, and the challenges of being a woman politician.

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  1. Newslaundry is covering the upcoming #AssemblyElections​ from the ground.
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  2. education matters for any societal development and they are a perfect example for the rest.

  3. Good interview! For all the good work done, Teacher Shailaja should be in the fore front of the election campaign in Kerala..good questions by Nidhi ..
    My suggestion to Nidhi is that either she puts a stand for the mike or the interviewee has to hold the mike.. I can empathise with the pain in the arm and the repeated switches..

  4. BJP just want to divide people on communal lines and seize power.They don’t believe in real democracy. If they don’t have people,then they will buy people just like, what happened in Puducherry and many other states.They already have fourth pillar of democracy under their feet and keep trampling on it…what a beautiful ‘ Ache din’…

  5. She is our Teacher amma. 😍💖
    I don’t care who wins, I just want her to be in our parliament. Keralathinte swantham teacher.

  6. Like her a lot for her sincere works
    ,kudos news laundry team for the true critisism which we expect to make every govt. better

  7. If you want violence over religion then vote for BJP.
    Kerala is going fine so far, don’t ruin the state supporting fake promises of chai-wala and weed man.

  8. Hey Newslaundry, you should see how The news minute did an interview with Veena George MLA. You should have done the interview in Malayalam and added subtitles in English/any required language.

  9. Well done, NL Team. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You guys are a relief to the sensible Indians like us. Keep going.