Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

V S Achuthanandan


Copybook Communist to crowd-puller, the one of his kind V S Achuthanandan steps into his 100th year

October 20, 2022 5:25 pm

It was rebranding from a Stalinist apparatchik to an affable mass leader that gave V S Achuthanandan a cult status. However, he also pulled away from the party, in which Pinarayi Vijayan's clout was growing, in the process

Win back believers, CPM leadership tells Kerala unit

June 10, 2019 1:46 am

The CPM is learnt to have also devised a multi-point action plan to strengthen the CPM’s independent strength and political intervention capacities.

Kerala's iconic Marxist V S Achuthanandan turns 94

October 20, 2017 7:13 pm

Velikkakath Sankaran Achuthanandan, popularly known as VS, was born on October 20, 1923 in a working class family in Punnapra in Alappuzha district.

Former Kerala CM V S Achuthanandan opposes plan for 2 new units at Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant

June 10, 2017 4:22 pm

The CPI-M had taken a stand from the beginning that work on the nuclear power plant had to be started only after addressing concerns of the people, but it was not considered, Veteran CPI-M leader V S Achuthanandan said.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: Haven't thought of any post for V S Achuthanandan yet

June 10, 2016 12:24 am

V S Achuthanandan was ignored for the chief minister's post because of his advanced age.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala: What makes oldest candidates in fray most sought-after by their parties?

May 08, 2016 10:17 am

If V S Achuthanandan is spearheading the CPM comeback campaign in Kerala, M Karunanidhi is doing the same for the DMK in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

V S Achuthanandan's one line speech stuns CPM workers

April 29, 2016 11:33 pm

A mass rally was organised by the LDF in Poonjar and supporters expected that Achuthanandan would come down heavily on former government chief whip P C George.

Kerala CM Chandy files defamation suit against V S Achuthanandan, complains to EC

April 28, 2016 9:53 pm

Chandy also filed a complaint before the Chief Electoral officer, seeking an enquiry under Section 171 (G) and 188 of the IPC for giving false statements during the campaign for the May 16 assembly election.

CPI(M) leader VS Achuthanandan gets ready for another electoral battle at 93  

April 28, 2016 10:57 am

Braving the scorching summer, Achuthanandan, popularly known as 'VS', has already addressed a series of meetings in the constituency in Palakkad district, considered the state's industrial corridor.

No softer stance in LDF's liquor policy, Achuthanandan says no new bars will be opened

April 22, 2016 3:13 pm

The re-structuring would be done with the aim of reducing liquor consumption, Achuthanandan said adding bars should not be closed at one go.