Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of Kerala. He was sworn in to the role on May 25, 2016. Born in Kannur in May 1945, he was actively involved with the Communist party of Kerala since he was a college student. He became member of CPI(M) Kannur district committee at a young age of 24 and went on to be become District Secretariat four years later. He was elected to the State Legislative Assembly four times- 1970, 1977, 1991 and 1996. As an active member of the Communist party in Kerala, he gave leadership to two of the most significant political campaigns in the state- the Kerala march of 2006 and the Nava Kerala march of 2009.
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RSS leader puts Rs 1-cr bounty on Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, says sent 2,000 to graveyard in Gujarat riots

Chandrawat was unapologetic on Thursday and said he stood by his comments.

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BJP slams Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s remarks over demonetisation

Rajasekharan alleged that CPI(M) was the one who protected black money hoarders and it was trying to sabotage the Centre’s demonetisation policy to shield them further.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Haven’t thought of any post for V S Achuthanandan yet

V S Achuthanandan was ignored for the chief minister’s post because of his advanced age.

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Kerala CM defends sports minister after Anju George alleges abuse

Sports Minister Jayarajan’s attitude is not good towards sports, said Kerala sports council president, Anju Bobby George.

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Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan urges for speedy completion of Kochi Metro project

Vijayan also asked officials to submit progress reports of the works once in three months.

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Pinarayi warns against ‘green fundamentalism’, CPI says not acceptable

The statement sparked a row in the ruling LDF, with the CPI, the second largest partner in the front, saying that the “right-wing development agenda” was not acceptable to those who believed in Marxist ideology.

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Simply put: The choppy ride of the Athirapally power project

A planned dam on one of Kerala’s most beautiful rivers has made multiple trips to the court and MoEF over the last 25 years. Now, days into the new LDF govt, it has divided communist partners CPM and CPI.

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Pinarayi Vijayan’s new Kerala: Silicon Valley-type hubs

The Kerala government, he said, would also offer all “support” to industries and woo IT giants to create “Silicon Valley-like hubs”.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, PM Modi have ‘friendly’ meet

The Kerala CM hinted at a subtle change of stance on Mullaperiyar dam.

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Cult culture

In Kerala, CPM’s urge to celebrate Pinarayi Vijayan rather than the party is telling.

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Red faces in Left over full-page ads of Pinarayi Vijayan’s swearing-in ceremony

The CPI, the second largest party in Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF), also warned against a “personality cult”, saying it is not a practice followed by the Communist parties.

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Kerala celebrates Pinarayi Vijayan’s victory, CPI(M) workers raise ‘Lal Salam’ slogans

Since morning, it was an air of festivity in various parts of Kannur district, including Pinarayi, from where Vijayan hails, as party workers distributed sweets and ‘payasam’.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: A hard taskmaster and a ‘feared’ politician

His elevation to the Chief Minister’s chair is also seen as a victory in the bitter power struggle with Achuthanandan.

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Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as CM of Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan is leading a 19-member LDF cabinet in Kerala, one less than the outgoing UDF government

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In other news DCW chief visited house of 80-year-old woman who was allegedly abused by her daughter, Pinarayi Vijayan to swear-in as Kerala Chief Minister, etc.