Pinarayi Vijayan, the newly elected Chief Minister and the cabinet will be sworn in on May 25, as he told the reporters yesterday. Pinarayi Vijayan, who is 72 years old, member of the CPI (M) politburo is set to become the next Chief Minister of Kerala. According to the party sources, the decision of making Pinarayi Vijayan the Chief Minister of Kerala was taken at the recent meeting which took place at the CPI (M)’s headquarters, AKG bhavan.
Pinarayi said “We have planned to hold the function on May 25 in the evening at the Central stadium here.”
He was seen smiling at the headquarters. The meeting was held by the top CPM leaders Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat. VS Achuthanandan has left the building, and after he left, a formal announcement was made. The 93 year old contender was called to the secretariat and later he was informed about the decision. He also said that he was ready to become the Chief Minister if the party agrees to it. He is also very popular among the masses, unlike Vijayan. The decision was taken after the Left Democratic Party emerged as the winner in the state during the recently held assembly polls. But it is yet not clear who was the one who took this decision.
After the news, the party workers were seen distributing sweets after the decision to nominate Vijayan as the Chief Minister.
Vijayan, is 20 years younger to the former Chief Minister and that was also one of the reasons that made him score better this time in the elections. He also has a big majority in the party’s state committee. He is the only politburo who has been elected to the Assembly this time. The state assembly consisted of 140 members, out of which CPI (M) led LDF won 91 seats and the UDF which is headed by the Congress got 46 seats whereas BJP and the other party was able to get only one seat. Both of them have been seen often fighting over petty issues, because of which one, both of them were thrown out of the politburo.