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Tag Archives: Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan asked to break silence on Congress worker’s murder

  Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress in Kerala on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence on the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker by suspected CPI-M men in Kannur. The Youth Congress worker, Shoaib, 30, was allegedly stabbed 48 times, on Monday night. The Kannur Congress unit blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist…

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Short of quorum, Kerala cabinet faces CM’s ire

  Thiruvananthapuram: Days after falling short of quorum to hold a cabinet meeting, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday asked his cabinet to ensure that all are in attendance for five days a week. The dressing down came after Vijayan faced severe flak for failing to proceed with the cabinet meeting on Friday as the…

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Opposition attacks Kerala CM over suicides of pensioners

  Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Tuesday attacked the Pinarayi Vijayan government over the delay in pension to former employees of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which has seen 10 suicides in the past 20 months. The Congress-led opposition pointed out that the beleaguered pensioners of the state-owned corporation numbering 39,045…

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Ruckus in Kerala Assembly over alleged fraud by top CPI-M leader’s son

  Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly on Thursday witnessed ruckus as the opposition Congress strongly took up the issue of alleged fraud committed by CPI-M state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son in Dubai. Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, raising the issue on the floor of the House, slammed the ruling Left party’s “lavish style of living”. “It’s very…

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Congress slams Kerala Governor, Vijayan government for skipping anti-Centre remarks

  Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress-led UDF on Tuesday slammed Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam for skipping references critical of the Modi government from his prepared speech in the state assembly and hit out at the Pinarayi Vijayan government’s silence over it. The opposition was critical of the Monday incident when Sathasivam skipped three sentences critical of the Narendra…

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Kerala Governor skips anti-Centre comments

  Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam on Monday skipped references critical of the Modi government from his prepared speech as he addressed the Assembly on the opening day of the Budget session. After the Governor’s 89-minute speech ended and its copies were distributed, it was found that he had skipped three sentences that pertained to the…

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Vijayan hails Kerala diaspora meet, BJP disagrees

  Thiruvananthapuram: The two-day ‘Kerala Loka Sabha’ that started here on Friday could well be an engine for the future growth of the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said inaugurating the first-of-its-kind event. Held at the banquet hall of the state assembly, the event resembled a legislature in session. There were 351 members, including 141 legislators,…

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SC sends notice to Kerala CM in graft case

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and others on a plea by the CBI challenging their discharge in an alleged corruption case involving three hydel power projects in the state. A bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer also stayed the trial…

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Pinarayi Vijayan tightens his iron grip on the CPI-M 

  Thiruvananthapuram: With the CPI-M preparing for its state conference next month, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to ensure there is no one to challenge him in the state and he has complete control over the party – and will be hoping his clout will give him a larger say in the partys national…

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Solar scam: Police record Chandy’s statement in ‘blackmail’ case

  Thiruvananthapuram: Police have recorded former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s statement based on BJP leader K. Surendran’s complaint on the former’s remark that he was blackmailed in the solar scam. The multi-crore solar energy investment fraud that rocked then Chandy government in 2013 was led by Saritha Nair and her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan. It…

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