The Kerala government, he said, would also offer all “support” to industries and woo IT giants to create “Silicon Valley-like hubs”.
The Kerala CM hinted at a subtle change of stance on Mullaperiyar dam.
In Kerala, CPM’s urge to celebrate Pinarayi Vijayan rather than the party is telling.
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.
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’.
His elevation to the Chief Minister’s chair is also seen as a victory in the bitter power struggle with Achuthanandan.
Pinarayi Vijayan is leading a 19-member LDF cabinet in Kerala, one less than the outgoing UDF government
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.
CM-designate Pinarayi Vijayan, meanwhile, said that his government will act strongly against corruption in the state.
The size of the Cabinet was decided on Sunday.
In a deliberate attempt at an image reconstruction, Vijayan, in recent months, has made efforts to get close to the party workers and endear himself to the people.
Pinarayi Vijayan is the only politburo member to be elected to the Kerala Assembly
In perhaps a first for a senior CPI(M) leader, Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday was the chief guest for a programme at Hindu Parliament, an umbrella body of 110 Hindu outfits in the state.
The congress has recommended the formation of a Kerala Bank by networking cooperative banks, and suggested that deposits to the tune of Rs 50,000 crore be mobilised.
The SNC Lavalin case concerns repair and revival of three power projects in Kerala during 1995-1997.