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Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as CM of Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan is leading a 19-member LDF cabinet in Kerala, one less than the outgoing UDF government

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LDF’s Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as the CM of Kerala. (Source: Tiwtter/ANI)

Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday was sworn in as the chief minister of Kerala at the central stadium in state capital Thiruvananthapuram. He will be leading a 19-member cabinet of the LDF which includes alliance partners CPI and NCP. Vijayan himself is set to handle critical portfolios of Home and Vigilance.

The CPM has prepared a tentative list of ministers, which includes E P Jayarajan, Thomas Issac, K K Shylaja, A K Balan, T P Ramakrishnan, G Sudhakaran, Kadakampally Surendran and C Raveendranath.

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Here are the highlights:

4:09 pm: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam congratulates Pinarayi Vijayan after he takes charge as the new CM of Kerala.

4:00 pm: Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as chief minister of Kerala

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12:45 pm: CM-designate said the new government will meet the expectations of the people.

12 noon: Preparations are underway for the swearing-in function scheduled in the evening in Thiruvananthapuram.

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11:35 am: Mathew T Thomas will be the water resources minister.

11:00 am: Film actor Mammootty, who is seen to have leanings towards the LDF, will attend the swearing-in function.

10:55 am: CPM national general secretary Sitaram Yechury has arrived in Thiruvananthapuram to attend the swearing-in function.

10:50 am: Right now, Vijayan and the senior leaders of the LDF are engaged in a meeting at the AKG Bhawan.

10:45 am: CM-designate Pinarayi Vijayan has met the governor and given him the tentative list of ministers in the cabinet.

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