VS Achuthanandan

  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary 3 days ago

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • Fever outbreak in Kerala under control: Kerala Chief Minister June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time. "Today (Wednesday) is the 13th day that the assembly is in session and today you say...
  • Kerala passes fourth resolution for new Mullaperiyar dam June 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly on Monday, for a record fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar. At an all-party meeting last week, it was decided to invoke Rule 130 to initiate a discussion on the Mullaperiyar...
  • UDF government not for any confrontation with BJP at Centre May 21, 2014

    Underlining that governance is different from politics, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said his administration would have no confrontation with the BJP-led central government. He was responding to questions on what would be the state government's attitude towards the Narendra Modi-led government at the centre. "See, there will be difference...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? April 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts in...
  • Kerala: Voters see not much difference between Congress, communists February 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is one state where the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is hoping to have some advantage in the 2014 elections, but the political climate in the state is not completely in support of either the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) or the Congress-led United Democratic Front...
  • Verdict in Chandrashekharan murder case expected today January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The verdict in the sensational TP Chandrashekaran murder case will be pronounced by a special court at Kozhikode in Kerala on Wednesday. The murder of the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader created a political turmoil in the state as the party alleged that CPI(M) orchestrated the murder. The...
  • Probe party's land, building sale: Achuthanandan January 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan who has often taken on his state unit has done it again and written to the party general secretary to probe the sale of land and building of its organ in Thiruvananthapuram to a controversial businessman. About 32 cents of land and the building in...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts January 2, 2014

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the major...
  • AK Antony resents decline in debate in Legislatures December 30, 2013

    Criticising the trend of passing legislations without a thorough debate, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said it was the responsibility of both ruling and opposition parties to ensure that greater time was devoted for discussions in the House. "When laws are passed without a proper debate and taking sufficient time,...
  • Prashant Bhushan meets communist veteran Achuthanandan December 30, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that his party had high regards for Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan and that he was one of the best and honest politicians of the country who has took up several fight against corruption. Bhushan, along with his wife Deepa Bhushan met Achuthanandan at...
  • AAP to lead the country to fundamental change, claims Bhushan December 28, 2013

    Terming the formation of Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi as "historic", AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party's mission is to bring about a complete transformation in the country to ensure democratic and legal rights to the common man. "Today is a historic day. We have embarked on...
  • Kerala speaker sad over year of least sittings December 27, 2013

    Kerala assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Friday that he was deeply saddened that in the year 2013, the house saw only 37 sittings. And even in those few sittings, there were uproarious scenes on many days. "Not much deliberation has taken place. This is not good for parliamentary democracy. I...
  • Chandy injured in stone-pelting, CPI-M rules out involvement October 28, 2013

    Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy suffered injuries to his forehead and chest after suspected CPI-M activists stoned his car on Sunday evening. He is being airlifted to the state capital, said an official. Speaking to IANS, the official said a special aircraft has been sent to get the Chief Minister. "All his...
  • No public money should be used for Sonia Gandhi's visit: Achuthanandan September 28, 2013

    Opposition leader in the Kerala assembly VS Achuthanandan on Saturday wrote to state Chief Secretary EK  Bharat Bhushan asking him to keep an eye on expenses incurred on the two-day visit of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. "She is inaugurating two projects of the Congress government in Thiruvananthapuram, and she holds no...
  • Kerala in festive mood for Onam September 16, 2013

    Irrespective of caste or creed, thousands of people in Kerala on Monday celebrated Onam with the traditional "Onam sadhya", a rich and delicious platter of 26 food items. Thiru Onam, the most important day in the Onam week, was celebrated on Monday. However, the practise of making the traditional Onam Sadhya in...
  • Kerala celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr today August 8, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Muslims in Kerala will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan spent in day-long fast, prayers and charity. Panakkad Sayyid Hyderali Shihab Thangal, spiritual leader of Muslims in Malabar region in north Kerala, declared in Malappuram that the new moon marking the beginning of...
  • KPCC defends Oommen Chandy, says CM won't quit July 9, 2013

    Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday, "There is a lot of evidence to believe that the (solar panel) crisis has been precipitated by the group war inside the Congress." ...
  • Kerala CM Chandy must quit, demands Achuthanandan June 17, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, facing heat over the links of his office staff with a woman arrested in a cheating case, got a further jolt with leader of opposition VS Achuthanandan on Sunday demanding that he step down and order a judicial probe. "His government has turned into a...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPI-M May 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The long-delayed sacking from the CPI-M of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the two-day politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK Sasidharan...
  • I was dropped from politburo for telling truth: VS January 30, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Unfazed by the organisational consequences, CPM stalwart VS Achuthanandan on Wednesday said he was dropped from the party politburo a few years back for telling the truth about a corruption case in which state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan was facing inquiry. The 88-year-old leader said he had told the politburo that...
  • Court to consider Achuthananda's petition in February January 18, 2013

    Kozhikode: A court on Thursday posted to February 5 a petition by Opposition leader in the Kerala Assembly VS Achuthanandan seeking to hear his views while considering the report into the allegations by KA Rauf, a businessman, in the ice cream parlour sex scandal case. Achuthanandan had personally appeared before First...
  • Achuthanandan rejects party charge against personal aides January 5, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a virtual rejection of CPM state committee's charge against his three personal aides, party stalwart VS Achuthanandan asserted they had not done anything wrong warranting expulsion. "My view is that they (personal staff) have not committed any mistake. I have conveyed this to the party's central committee," he said...
  • Kerala: Relief for Achuthanandan in land row December 6, 2012

    Kochi: Veteran CPM leader V S Achuthanandan, who is the prime accused in a land controversy, on Thursday got reprieve when a single-judge bench of the high court quashed the FIR -- but the state government decided to go in appeal. Single-bench judge S S Sateeshchandran asked the first information...
  • Kerala Governor suspends Information Commissioner November 12, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj has suspended state Information Commissioner K Natarajan for allegedly intervening in the land-gift case involving CPM stalwart V S Achuthanandan. Action against Natarajan, a former DIG of police, was taken on the basis of the recommendation made by the state Government following a police...
  • CPM reiterates support for Kudankulam nuclear plant October 15, 2012

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM on Sunday once again pledged support to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu -- though with a safety audit. The move has come as a setback to veteran Kerala leader V.S. Achuthanandan who is against the plant. "Yes, Achuthanandan has taken a different position...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan hits out at Lawrence September 22, 2012

    Aluva: Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan on Friday lashed out at senior CPM leader M M Lawrence for continued criticism against him. Making personal remarks against Lawrence, Achuthanandan warned the former not to force his hand to reveal further truths. “Lawrence is an individual who admitted his wife and daughter...
  • Ex-Kerala CM stopped from heading to Kudankulam September 18, 2012

    Kudankulam: Former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan, who was on his way to join the Kudankulam protest at the nuclear reactor site, has been stopped. The police stopped him at Kalikavil near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. The senior Kerala CPM leader was not allowed to proceed to Kudankulam by the...
  • Come clean on US observatory in Kerala: Achuthanandan September 17, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Communist veteran and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Monday asked both the central and Kerala governments to come clean on the proposed neutrino observatory coming up in the state's Idukki district and contiguous Theni in Tamil Nadu. The observatory, to study effects of the neutrino - an electrically...
  • Emerging Kerala: Chandy exposes Achuthanandan September 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: An aggressive Oommen Chandy came down heavily on Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan for what he termed as negative approach and levelling charges after boycotting the all-party meet on Emerging Kerala 2012. The Chief Minister also flayed his predecessor for seeking clarifications on three specific projects and presented documents...