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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Amid portable votes and a new challenger, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan campaigns for two elections

Forget the metaphor, the magnitude is real. It is a battle for national relevance and no less a prequel to Kerala’s assembly election in 2021. If there is anything worse than the electoral mood swing between two neat fronts, there is a third within spoiling distance - the BJP.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Modi of levelling 'false' charges

"It is unfortunate that such an untruthful and concocted campaign has been unleashed by the Prime Minister. Such charges, which had no connection with the truth, is unbecoming of his position," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in an article released to media.

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Modi uttering lies: Vijayan's retort to PM's remark on Sabarimala issue

Drawing reference to the arrest of a BJP candidate, Prakash Babu, in connection with clashes over Sabarimala issue, Modi accused the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala of creating an atmosphere where people cannot practise their religion and faith.

CM Vijayan hits back at Amit Shah for Pakistan jibe: 'Does he have any idea about Wayanad?'

Vijayan, at a campaign rally for the CPI candidate PSuneer at Wayanad, said if Shah had any idea about the history of Wayand in the freedom struggle, he would not have likened it with Pakistan.

Kerala Floods: Report points to govt lapses, Cong, BJP demand Pinarayi’s resignation

Over a dozen PILs had sought a probe into the government lapses that led to the flood. The report was submitted in the High Court on March 27.

KJ Alphons: CM Vijayan behaving like Stalin, trying to destroy religion

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been behaving like Stalin, trying to destroy religion, because that’s fundamental to the Marxist belief, says Alphons.

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Sabarimala, Rahul Gandhi: Why a lot at stake for Pinarayi Vijayan in Kerala

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Wayanad further queers the pitch for the Left. As the lead campaigner for the ruling LDF, it may be up to him to counter any Rahul effect.

Rahul Gandhi's contest from Wayanad is a fight against Left, not BJP: Kerala CM Vijayan

CM Pinarayi Vijayan's reaction came shortly after state Congress leader A K Antony in a press briefing announced that Delhi gave an affirmation on Gandhi contesting from Wayanad, apart from his bastion, Amethi

Rahul Gandhi is not coming to fight BJP in Kerala, but LDF: Pinarayi Vijayan takes swipe at Congress

Kerala State Congress urged its national president to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Wayanad constituency and since then the Congress leadership in Delhi indicated that Gandhi was strongly considering the proposal.

Nalini Netto resigns as Kerala CM's Chief Principal Secretary

Netto, who had served as Kerala's first woman chief electoral officer for 11 years overseeing two Assembly election and a Lok Sabha polls, has held several high-profile administrative posts in successive governments in Kerala.

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Sabarimala: Protestors block activist Trupti Desai’s exit from Kochi airport

Activist Trupti Desai is stuck in Kochi airport as protestors block her exit. She was scheduled to go to Sabarimala as the annual pilgrimage begins on Saturday.

Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

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Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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