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.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: June 10, 2016 12:24 am
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Amid reports that CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan would be given a post with cabinet rank, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday that the party has not “thought of it now.”

“We have not thought of it now,” Vijayan said when asked about reports that Achuthanandan, former chief minister, would soon be given a senior post. CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, had after a two-day politburo meeting in Delhi, stated that it was for the state government to take a decision on the matter.

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Achuthanandan had in a Facebook post early this month stated that he had not asked for any position. The 93-year-old Marxist veteran, who was ignored by the party for the chief minister’s post citing his advanced age and limitations, had stated he would continue to play the role of a ‘sentinel’ and protect the interest of the people.

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  1. P
    Jun 9, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    How many Indians think that a person with 93 years age can take the responsibility of a state, a job of high stress and needs24x7 on duty for all the year? Do we want to sit in chair till God makes a person incapable or takes him away? How do we want teach younger people? or we want them to learn after we die? Common sense is missing whether one is communist, atheist what ever we may call. Anyone who has served two terms and above the age of 80 should not occupy a position in the administration, no matter to which party or he she belongs.