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12th Chief Minister of Kerala

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Pinarayi Vijayan: 12th Chief Minister of Kerala
Pinarayi Vijayan is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Kerala, serving since 25 May 2016. A member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), he is the longest-serving secretary of the Kerala State Committee of the CPI(M) (1998–2015). He also served in the government of Kerala as Minister of Electric Power and Co-operatives from 1996 to 1998. Vijayan won a seat in the May 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election as the CPI(M) candidate for Dharmadom constituency and was selected as the leader of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and became the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala. He is the first chief minister from Kerala to be re-elected after completing a full term in office. In 2022, he also became the longest-continuous serving chief minister of Kerala surpassing C. Achutha Menon who had been the first to remain in office for 2364 consecutive days.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers to protest in Delhi over Centre's alleged negligence

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Centre's probe against Pinarayi Vijayan daughter's company driven by politics: CPM

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Editors Guild slams Kerala government for FIR against reporter

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Kerala govt to extend helping hand to rain-hit Tamil Nadu

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Centre disrupting Kerala's progress, claims Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan

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CM Pinarayi Vijayan sent protesters to attack me, says Kerala governor

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'Constitutional machinery collapsing': CM Pinarayi Vijayan trying to hurt me physically, alleges Governor Arif Mohammed Khan

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Shoes hurled at Kerala CM’s convoy, invites threat of ‘action’

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HC sends notice to Kerala CM, daughter over her co's 'deals'

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CPI Kerala state secy Kanam Rajendran dies at 73

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Left not running inter-faith marriage bureaus: Pinarayi

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Why are you sitting over 8 bills for 7-23 months: Supreme Court to Kerala governor

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CPI(M) holds massive pro-Palestine rally at Kerala's Kozhikode

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Central agencies like ED are aimed at destroying cooperative sector in Kerala: CM Vijayan

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Kerala blasts: Union MoS Chandrasekhar booked for alleged controversial remarks; BJP slams move

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Cops will probe Hamas leader's virtual address, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan visits blast site in Kochi's Kalamassery

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'Need more clarity': CM sets up team of 20 to probe blasts

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"Those who're poisonous will keep spitting poison...": Kerala CM slams Rajeev Chandrasekhar

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Shocked and dismayed: Shashi Tharoor after twin blasts rock prayer meet in Kerala

Congress leader Sashi Tharoor condemned the twin explosions that occurred at a convention centre in Kerala, expressing shock and demanding swift police action. He called the incident tragic and urged..
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Convention centre blast: Union home minister Amit Shah speaks to Kerala CM Vijayan; NSG, NIA teams being sent

Following the explosion at a convention center linked to a Christian group in Kochi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah contacted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday to evaluate the situation,..
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HD Deve Gowda claims Pinarayi Vijayan approved JD(S) tie-up with BJP, Kerala CM says it's a lie


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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan denies Deve Gowda's claim that he approved of LDF partner JD(S)'s tie up with BJP

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Deve Gowda's claim on Kerala CM's nod for JD(S) alliance with BJP in Karnataka creates stir in state

A political controversy has arisen in Kerala after JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda claimed that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had approved his party's alliance with the BJP in Karnataka. However,..
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Nipah outbreak under control but threat not over yet: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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BJP demands probe into questions raised by I-T office against firm of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter

BJP national spokesperson Tom Vadakkan on Thursday demanded an investigation into the firm of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena Vijayan. He alleged that Income-tax authorities..
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at RSS, claims agenda to turn Manipur 'into land of riots'


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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan flies to Cuba, via US

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Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Sangh Parivar of treating minorities as 'enemies', BJP hits back

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Secular groups should unite against BJP, RSS agenda of dividing people along communal lines: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday accused the BJP and RSS of dividing people along communal lines and said all secular-minded persons and groups should come together to oppose it.
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Legal setback for Pinarayi over aide wife's varsity job offer

In yet another setback for the Left government in its tussle with Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on functioning of universities, the Kerala HC on Thursday allowed a petition against the proposed..
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Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan demands FM KN Balagopa’s exit, CM Pinarayi Vijayan rejects demand

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Kerala governor writes to Vijayan seeking action against finance minister Balagopal


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PFI unleashed 'guerrilla strike' during hartal: Kerala CM

Masked supporters of PFI unleashed a "planned violent guerrilla strike" during Friday's statewide protest called by the outfit, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Saturday. An NIA special..
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Stray dog menace can't be solved by killing dogs, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala dog menace: CM Pinarayi Vijayan has also said people should take care to protect domestic dogs and not leave them on the streets.
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Amit Shah to inaugurate 30th southern zonal council meet in Kerala on Saturday

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, chief ministers and ministers of other southern states - Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana - and lieutenant governors of the southern Union..
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Union home minister Amit Shah arrives in Kerala for southern zonal council meet on September 3

Besides Shah, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, chief ministers and ministers of other southern states -- Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana -- and lieutenant governors of the..
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Kerala rains: IMD issues red alert; school, colleges to remain shut on Tuesday

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has asked people to be vigilant following the heavy rains in Kerala. IMD has also issued red alert in Thiruvananthapuram.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan criticises Government's 'SWADES' programme

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the SWADES was the lone programme announced by the Centre to support the returning expatriates.
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Gold smuggling case accused names Kerala CM

Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the case related to gold smuggling through diplomatic channels, on Tuesday levelled serious allegations against Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, his family members and..
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Gold smuggling case accused makes startling claims about Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Accused Swapna Suresh said that she made the same revelations to various central probe agencies but this was being told to media for the first time.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls Amit Shah's remarks on Hindi language 'inappropriate'

Amit Shah on Thursday emphasized the need to accept Hindi as an alternative to English and not to local languages.
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Fall in line or you will be out: Kerala Congress chief to Tharoor

Kerala PCC (KPCC) president K Sudhakaran on Sunday said no one, including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, in the party has the authority to oppose its directions, and warned the latter that he will be..
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Kerala turning into unlawful state under CM Vijayan Pinarayi: Nadda

BJP president J P Nadda alleged on Sunday that Kerala is turning into an unlawful state under Chief Minister Vijayan Pinarayi as he condemned the murder of the party's state OBC Morcha leader Renjith..
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan condemns killing of SDPI, BJP leader; section 144 imposed in Alappuzha region

CrPC Section 144 has been imposed in Kerala's Alappuzha region after the brutal killings of an SDPI state secretary and a BJP functionary.
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