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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Kerala has nothing to learn from BJP’s hatred agenda: Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan replied to the challenge on his Facebook page, saying: “If the BJP supremo Amit Shah intends to have debate on the levels of development and ideologies, the challenge would be welcomed wholeheartedly.

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Union ministers tried to vitiate harmony in the state: Pinarayi Vijayan  

Vijayan also said that Kerala was ready to take on Shah’s challenge to debate on development matters. He also wanted Shah to compare the developments of Kerala with any state ruled by the saffron party.

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Amit Shah slams Pinarayi Vijayan, asks Kerala CM if he will take moral responsibility for ‘BJP/RSS killings’

Amit Shah asked Kerala CM Vijayan whether people had given him the mandate for eliminating BJP/RSS workers in the state.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan visits Sabarimala to review arrangements for pilgrimage season

Anish Namboothiri of Kollam was selected as Melsanthi for Malikapuram temple, the second major presiding deity at the Sabarimala. The head priest was selected from a shortlist of nine names drawn from the applications received following an interview.

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Pinarayi Vijayan walks for almost one and half hours in first visit to Sabarimala

During Pinarayi Vijayan’s visit he took stock of the preparations for the upcoming pilgrimage season, the Chief Minister Office said.

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CM Pinarayi Vijayan invites President Ram Nath Kovind to launch Technocity

With the takeoff of Technocity project, the state capital would emerge as a hub for emerging technologies in the country, a release said here today.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan creating atmosphere of fear, alleges Manohar Parikkar

Taking part in the BJP’s ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’, Manohar Parrikar said all people in Kerala should unite to remove the state’s “tainted image” caused by attacks on BJP and RSS workers, allegedly by Left party workers.

Kerala hartal highlights: Resistance necessary but common people shouldn’t be affected, say locals

Kerala hartal LIVE updates: All shops except medical stores are closed in Kochi. While the metro is functioning, only a thin crowd can be seen on the station.

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Kerala hartal today: CM Pinarayi Vijayan warns of strict action

A communication from DGP Loknath Behera said the police would file cases against those who destroy public property on the hartal day.

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Don’t mess with Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan tells BJP

Pinarayi Vijayan also taunted the BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra, saying the month-long campaign’s results appeared to be negligible as the people of Kerala spoke against it in one voice

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Kerala hartal today: CM Pinarayi Vijayan warns strict action against agitators

Kerala hartal tomorrow: The shutdown will also be observed to protest against the steep hike in prices of petroleum products and cooking gas.

Vengara bypoll: Resurgent SDPI pushes BJP back to fourth slot

The Muslim League was unable to maintain the present vote share in Vengara, while the LDF got more votes than the UDF’s margin of victory.

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At Delhi-Kerala fest, Arvind Kejriwal and Pinarayi Vijayan call for unity against divisive forces

The idea for the three day fest — pegged to be the first-ever cultural event between the two states — was mooted by the Kerala CM after a similar programme between Kerala and Telangana earlier this year

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Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy faces Vigilance probe in solar scam

Announcing the decision after a Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said criminal and corruption cases would also be registered against Chandy.

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Congress slams Pinarayi Vijayan ‘politics’, silent on Oommen Chandy

AK Antony said the state government sat on the report and chose to announce a follow-up action on the day of the bypoll.