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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Age proof mandatory for women to enter Sabarimala

Kerala govt mulls arrangements at Sabarimala temple similar at Tirumala

“As per the directive of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, an expert team will soon leave for Tirupati to study the Tirumala model development projects,” Minister for Devaswom and Tourism Kadakampally Surendran told reporters

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Govt should withdraw decision on passport changes

Vijayan was reacting to the decision to issue orange passports to those who require emigration clearance and discontinue the last page of the book, which contains details such as names of the father/mother, spouse and address of the passport holder.

Kerala 'custodial death': Sreejith meets CM Vijayan, but vows to continue his protest 

On Day 765: Thousands stand up to support a man’s sit-in for justice in Kerala

On March 21, 2014, Sreejeev, 27, died at a Thiruvananthapuram hospital, allegedly due to police torture.

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Pinarayi Vijayan opens Loka Kerala Sabha: ‘Would mark diversity of democracy’

“The Loka Kerala Sabha would mark the diversity of democracy. It has been envisaged as a body that can contribute to the comprehensive development of Kerala. It should reflect the ideas and aspirations of expatriates from Kerala,” said Pinarayi Vijayan.

SNC Lavalin case: Supreme Court issues notice to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on CBI plea

The case relates to the award of contracts for renovation of three hydroelectric projects in the state between 1995 and 1997, when Vijayan was the Electricity minister in the then CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front government.

Kerala chopper row: Not my job to know source of travel bills, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Pinarayi said meeting the central team that went to Kerala to assess the Ochki situation was important. Had he not met the central team, it would have triggered another controversy, the CM said.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan gets disaster fund for chopper bill, sparks row

The request for payment was placed before the Revenue Department, which handles disaster management, by the police department.

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Deliberate attempts being made to tarnish Kerala’s image: Pinarayi Vijayan on political violence

“At the national level, while conscious efforts are being made to portray Kerala in a bad light, the state government had effectively intervened to bring down violence cases, which the figures show.”

Union minister likens Pinarayi Vijayan to Kim Jong

“The Kerala government chief looks like, acts like and behaves like Kim Jong”, Singh told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram.

Remarks against communist icon A K Gopalan: Kerala CM Vijayan blasts MLA, Congress

Balram, representing Tritala constituency in the state Assembly, had remarked on the love affair and subsequent marriage of A K Gopalan with Susheela, who was years younger to him, on Facebook on Friday.

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Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Modi against shifting of Coast Guard academy to Karnataka

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government had already transferred 164 acres of land for the academy besides spending about Rs 65.56 crore in infrastructure facilities

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Kerala CPM praises Kim Jong-un’s ‘anti-US stand’

In Kottayam, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the US has been trying to eliminate a country (North Korea) which is on the path of socialism.

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Pinarayi Vijayan lauds North Korea’s tough anti-America stance

“North Korea is following a tough anti-America stance. It has been able to successfully counter the strong pressure imposed by America,” he said, addressing party members at a district meeting in Kozhikode.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s security tightened following life threat

A person at Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district got the message on his mobile phone threatening that an attempt would be made on the chief minister’s life, police said.

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Anti-govt remarks: Ex-Vigilance chief Jacob Thomas faces suspension in Kerala

Thomas had lashed out at the state government alleging that there was total breakdown of law and order situation in the state. He also accused the government of not “properly handling” the cyclone Ockhi situation.