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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MLA urges Catholic Church to raise funds to release Father Tom abducted by ISIS

P C George urged the Church to raise a fund from offerings made on a Sunday in Catholic Churches and provide it to the terrorists to get release of the priest.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turns 73  

It’s Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s birthday today.

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Will clean Kerala’s rotten political culture: Pinarayi Vijayan

Hinting at the resignation of two ministers in the past year over corruption charges and scandals, the CM said the government would ensure there would be no patrons for those who have gone on the wrong track.

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Kerala: Women film artistes form group to fight gender disparity

The collective wanted the formation of an anti-sexual harassment committee for every film production similar to the committees that exist in other workplaces.

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Kochi Water Metro project to be speed up, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan  

Water Metro is envisaged to be developed as a feeder service to the Kochi Metro rail.

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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.