V S Achuthanandan

  • Opposition uninterested in truth behind solar scam, says Oommen Chandy 23-10-2013 05:23 PM

    The Left opposition is uninterested in the truth behind the solar panel scam, and just wants to carry on its campaign until the general elections of 2014, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday. "Is this not a golden opportunity for the Left opposition to come out with all the...
  • Kerala: Former CM Achuthanandan turns 90 today 20-10-2013 02:20 PM

    Kerala's iconic Marxist and former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan turned 90 on Sunday. A leader whose life has been a relentless struggle not only against injustices and indignities of a class and caste riven society, but also "revisionist" trends in his own movement, his 90th birthday was devoid of...
  • Kerala Assembly meets on Mullaperiyar 09-12-2011 10:24 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A special one-day session of the Kerala Assembly on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue began on Friday, seeking to formalise the political consensus in the state on the demand for a new dam in place of the 116-year-old structure. Moving the submission on the issue at the outset, Chief Minister...
  • Mullaperiyar: Achuthanandan on one-day fast 07-12-2011 01:54 PM

    Former Kerala chief minister VS Achutanandan joined protesters on a one-day fast at the Mullaperiyar dam site in Idukki. ...
  • Kerala: Setback to VS in Kiliroor sex scam case 28-10-2011 01:56 PM

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 'VIP link' drawn meticulously by Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan in the Kiliroor sex scam years ago and which had helped him to derive optimum political mileage in the CPM and in public, is all set to be edged out, as the CBI court here has rejected the...
  • Chandy to be sworn in as Kerala CM on May 18 16-05-2011 07:34 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader Oommen Chandy will be sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister on May 18, bringing an end to the tight race for the key post in the faction-ridden party in the state. What was expected to be tight race for the post of Chief Minister in the...
  • UDF, KPCC to discuss poor showing: Chennithala 14-05-2011 03:32 PM

    Kochi: A day after Congress led UDF scrapped through to power in Kerala, the party on Saturday admitted that the margin was below expectations and would meet soon to discuss the reasons for it. "The Congress and UDF front will meet soon to discuss various reasons for winning fewer seats...
  • Anxiety in LDF, UDF camps as the verdict nears 12-05-2011 08:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: An air of anxiety pervaded ruling LDF and opposition UDF camps in Kerala with the political profile of the state for the next five years to be decided when counting of votes is taken up on Friday. Never before have voters and candidates in Kerala had to wait for...
  • CPM reports predict losses in WB, Kerala 10-05-2011 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) seems resigned to losing power in West Bengal and Kerala -- after studying reports from its units in the two traditional strongholds. State units of the party have submitted reports to the CPM central leadership even before the sixth and final round...
  • CPM slams NSS for anti-Achuthanandan comment 06-05-2011 03:13 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Viajayan on Friday came down on the Nair Service Society (NSS) acting General Secretary G Sukumaran Nair for using "adverse comments" against Chief Minister Minister V S Achuthanandan. "The adverse comments made by Nair against Achuthandnan were quite unbecoming of Kerala culture. He should withdraw...
  • Kerala CM lashes out at Sukumaran Nair 05-05-2011 12:39 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan refused to comment on the personal assault on him by NSS secretary G Sukumaran Nair on Tuesday. He told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that there were two types of leaders in the NSS. "Genuine leaders belong to the first category. The...
  • Endosulfan row, LDF calls for Kerala bandh 29-04-2011 07:30 AM

    Thiruvanthapuram: A dawn to dusk fast by Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan against Endosulfan, just a few days ago grabbed lots of attention - and is now expected to intensify further with the LDF calling for a Kerala bandh to protest against the Centre's stand on the killer pesticide....
  • Achuthanandan not to campaign in West Bengal 20-04-2011 02:01 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM stalwart and Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, the star campaigner for LDF in the April 13 Assembly polls, on Wednesday said he would not campaign for Left Front candidates in West Bengal. "I am not going" was the reply of 87-year-old Achuthanandan when asked by reporters at...
  • 'Amul Baby' sparks Twitter wisecracks on celebs 12-04-2011 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Veerappan was a 'Mysore Sandal' kid. Dhoni is the 'Calm Sutra' man. Anil Kapoor was a 'Hairtel' kid. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has inspired, albeit unwittingly, a hilarious Twitter trend after his remark that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is an "Amul Baby", was improvised upon...
  • VS a propagandist with political vendetta: Chandy 12-04-2011 01:54 PM

    Kottayam: Opposition Congress leader Oommen Chandy on Monday alleged that Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan is a propagandist with political vendetta and said a government which could not do anything for the last five years would continue to do just that in future if elected to power. Speaking to reporters...
  • UDF will win more than 100 seats in Kerala: Ravi 09-04-2011 03:46 PM

    Kozhikode: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi on Saturday said the Congress-led United Democratic Front was confident of winning over 100 seats out of the 140 available, in the April 13 polls in Kerala. Speaking at the 'meet the leader' programme of the Calicut Press...
  • Antony is a hypocrite: Achuthanandan 08-04-2011 05:44 PM

    Kochi: Lashing out at Defence Minister A K Antony, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said he was a hypocrite and his clean image was only a "mask" to hoodwink the people. "While Antony had resigned from the Union cabinet on an earlier occasion after certain allegations were...
  • Electioneering gains momentum in Kerala 23-03-2011 12:23 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Battle lines are drawn in Kerala for the April 13 assembly polls with Congress, the main partner in United Democratic Front (UDF) also announcing their list of candidates in 81 constituencies it is contesting in the 140-member House. CPM headed Left Democratic Front (LDF) is way ahead in their...
  • Achuthanandan welcomes HC order on rice scheme 22-03-2011 04:14 PM

    Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Tuesday welcomed the Kerala High Court ruling setting aside the Election Commission order restraining it from extending the scheme to provide rice at Rs 2 per kg to fresh beneficiaries. In a statement here Tuesday, Achuthanandan said Opposition leader Oommen Chandy "should...
  • Assembly polls crucial for Left parties: RSP 12-03-2011 01:43 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The fight against corruption and communalism would be the plank of Left parties in the coming elections to five state assemblies, RSP General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said on Saturday. Noting that the polls were crucial for the Left movement in the country, he said people were eagerly awaiting...
  • UDF leaders raise charges against CM 01-03-2011 12:23 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leaders of the Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala on Monday submitted a memorandum to Governor R S Gavai, alleging Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan had "violated of oath of office by interfering in judicial matters." In a memorandum, UDF leaders alleged Achuthanandan had written to the President...
  • Govt not to probe veracity of 'Makaravilakku' 20-01-2011 01:01 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid a debate over the truth of 'Makarajyoti', held as a divine light by millions of Ayyappa devotees, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Thursday said the Government was not going to probe whether it was a divine phenomenon or man-lit exercise as essentially the whole issue was...
  • Kerala hooch tragedy: Govt orders judicial probe 08-09-2010 04:41 PM

    Malappuram, Kerala: Kerala Government on Wednesday sought the services of a sitting High Court judge to conduct judicial investigation into the hooch tragedy in Malappuram which claimed 23 lives. Five persons have already been arrested as part of the investigations and toddy shops closed down in three districts. With the...