Kerala CM

  • Kerala Govt to take urgent steps to ensure road safety: Chandy September 7, 2013

    Malappuram: Taking serious note of recurrence of road mishaps in Kerala, including the recent bus tragedy at Malappuram which claimed 13 lives, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said the government would take urgent measures to enhance road safety. Talking to reporters after paying homage to the victims of the accident at...
  • Sonia rejects Kerala CM's bid to make PCC chief join his govt August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: In a setback to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday rejected his proposal to induct a reluctant PCC chief Ramesh Chennithala into his government which is under attack over the solar panel scam. The decision follows hectic discussions which went on fornearly a week...
  • Solar panel scam: Chandy meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday amid calls for him to resign over the solar panel scam. Chandy has been accused of links to the main accused Saritha Nair in the case. After the meeting, Chandy said he met Sonia...
  • Solar panel scam: Tharoor says CM has taken steps; probe still on July 10, 2013

    Stray incidents of violence on Wednesday marred the 12-hour strike called by the CPM led LDF in Kerala to demand resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam. Union Minister and an MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor also claimed the attacks have not hit the image of the...
  • Kerala: UDF claims solar panel scam a ploy to target Chandy July 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling United Democratic Front that met at Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's official residence late Monday night decided to back the beleaguered leader after revelations made by a businessman. "This is nothing but a plot of the Left opposition and the UDF is solidly behind our chief minister...
  • T'puram: Kerala CM to lay foundation stone for stadium April 23, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Come Wednesday and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will lay the foundation stone for the Kariavattom outdoor stadium, the proposed venue for the opening/closing ceremony of the 35th National Games. The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone at 4.30 pm on the day at Kariavattom. Sports Minister K B...
  • Palmolein case: HC stays order to probe Chandy September 27, 2011

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed a lower court order directing investigation into the role of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the 1992 palmolein import case. Chandy was finance minister in the K Karunakaran Cabinet when the deal was inked. The interim order was issued by Justice K...
  • Kerala polls: Achuthanandan, Chandy win May 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Both the incumbent Chief Minister and the probable chief ministerial candidate on Friday won their respective seats in Kerala. Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has retained Malampuzha seat by defeating Lathika Subash of Congress by over 23,000 votes. Congress leader and UDF's Chief Minister probable Oommen Chandy has won from his...
  • Kerala poll results: UDF wins 70, LDF 68 May 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The first result in the April 13 Assembly polls in Kerala has gone in favour of UDF, with Varkala Kahar of Congress retaining the Varkala segment in Thiruvananthapuram district. He defeated his nearest rival AA Rahim of CPI-M by over 10,000 votes, official sources said. Power Minister and CPI-M candidate AK...
  • Weight of history behind UDF May 13, 2011

    Both LDF and UDF party members are trickling in the counting centers, says they are nervous. ...
  • UDF wins in Kerala by a narrow margin May 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress-led UDF on Friday managed to wrest power from the ruling CPI(M)-controlled LDF in Kerala with a wafer-thin majority of two seats in the 140-member Assembly, in the closest poll battle in the state in three decades. UDF won 72 seats, crossing the magic figure of 71 required for a...
  • Kerala may bring LDF back to power May 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: It's a neck to neck battle in Kerala. The CNN-IBN -The Week post poll survey says it's going to be a close call between the UDF and the LDF. VS Achuthanandan is expected to have turned things around for the Left, with voters ignoring Rahul Gandhi's age jibe against...
  • 75 pc turnout in Kerala; both UDF, LDF hopeful April 13, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly 75 per cent voters cast their votes in Kerala on Wednesday. The elections which initially looked like going the Congress' way, now looks evenly poised. Divisions within the Congress-led front could help the Left in many seats in the state. A veteran of many political battles, VS Achutahnandan is hoping...
  • CPM forced to backtrack, Kerala CM to contest March 25, 2011

    The CPM has been forced to backtrack and give Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan a ticket for next month's assembly polls ...
  • Achuthanandan ready to contest if party decides March 3, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday expressed his readiness to contest in the coming assembly election, if his party asked him to go for another electoral battle. "Certainly," was his answer when asked at a meet-the-press programme here whether he would enter the fray...
  • Achuthanandan relents, joins rival Vijayan's march February 25, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buckling under pressure from party seniors, Kerala Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member V S Achuthanadan on Wednesday took part in the concluding programme of a statewide march led by his arch rival Pinarayi Vijayan. Achuthanandan has on several occasions said that he would not be...
  • Achuthanandan firm on stand against Vijayan's march February 25, 2009

    Thiruvananthapruam: Kerala Chief Minister and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member V S Achuthanadan on Tuesday said he has made his stand clear on his participation in the state wide march of his party arch-rival and state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. "Haven't I made my stand very clear a few times?...
  • CPI-M says CBI's Lavalin probe politically motivated February 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The storm in the Kerala CPM has blown over for the moment. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan's reservations on the party line notwithstanding, the politburo on Saturday reiterated that the CBI probe against its State Secretary Pinaryi Vijayan is politically motivated. CPM said this using the Supreme Court...
  • CPM to Achuthanandan: Toe party line or step down February 16, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The pressure is now on Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan. Party sources say the Chief Minister has been sternly asked to toe the party line on supporting CPM State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavlin corruption case. If he doesn't, he will just have to move out....
  • Kerala CM refuses to defend party secretary Vijayan | Watch January 29, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: In an apparent defiance of the party leadership's requests to soften his stand on CPI(M) state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan broke his silence and made it clea that he would not defend his party colleague. When asked at the usual press...
  • Kerala CM in hot water again, Secretaries wage war December 12, 2008

    Thiruvanathapuram: From a chief minister who came to power riding on a huge popular mandate of the people, VS Achuthanandan today cuts a sorry figure in Kerala. While his own secretaries have questioned his functioning, the opposite camp in the CPM is gearing up to bring him down. It's troubled times for...
  • Karat says sorry | Kerala CM not sorry for 'dog remark' December 2, 2008

    Prakash Karat says sorry for Kerela CM's dog remark. ...