CPM leader and Kerala Chief Minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday the people have high hopes of the new government ahead of his swearing-in later in the day.
The CPM-led LDF in Kerala has sought to meet the expectations of the people by reducing the strength of the ministry from 21 to 19 as a measure of austerity
On 25 May, Pinarayi Vijayan will be sworn-in as the chief minister of Kerala, along with his team of 18 cabinet ministers in Thiruvananthapuram
As many as 61 of the newly elected members of Kerala Assembly are crorepatis and a majority of the new members have criminal background
Vijayan's name was suggested by party secretary Kodieyri Balakrishnan as per the decision of the state committee and it was approved by all the MLAs.
The date was confirmed by Vijayan on Saturday meeting veteran party colleague V.S.Achuthanandan along with CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan
For now, the truce that was enforced between the warring leaders during the election run-up in the mutual interest of both, still continues.
Many mega projects like a high-speed rail corridor from north to south and the Kochi-Palakkad industrial corridor included in the CPI(M) manifesto are seen as an example of Pinarayi's development vision
A Hindu consolidation in favour of NDA led by the BJP cost the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front heavily in the assembly elections in Kerala
For the BJP, 2016 is a landmark year in Kerala politics. Amid the Left wave that swept through the state, the lone lotus bloomed in Nemam
CPI(M) and BJP workers clashed in various places on Thursday night during the Left party's election victory celebrations in Kerala.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has cautioned BJP against going overboard with celebrations of its victory in Assam, as he congratulated all political parties and alliances which emerged victorious in assembly polls in the five states whose results were declared on Thursday.
The Left is set to return to power in Kerala, two exit polls predicted on 16 May evening.
Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and his popular image with the electorate failed to undo the damage done by allegations of corruption and sleaze that marked his tenure
With the LDF heading for a victory in the Kerala Assembly polls, the focus of CPI (M) is now on who in the party will head the government.
As the Congress-led UDF suffered a rout in the Kerala assembly elections, CM Oommen Chandy said on Thursday that his party never expected such a defeat.
Former union minister O Rajagopal was on Thursday elected to the Kerala assembly, giving the BJP its first ever representation in the house.
The Modi pull may have played only a marginal role in 2016, but in a national election the logic will work the other way.
As votes were being counted on Thursday and results started trickling in, scores of congratulatory messages started trickling in from political parties and leaders.
Chacko said that the congress has seen worst days but has a tendency to bounce back