Pinarayi Vijayan chosen to become next Kerala chief minister: Reports

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Reports indicate that the CPI-M has elected Pinarayi Vijayan as Kerala’s next chief minister.

Sources said that CPI-M Central leadership had informed VS Achuthanandan that P Vijayan will be the next CM of Kerala.

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The decision has understandably been taken after the CPI-M State Committee met in Kerala on Friday. The meeting was attended by the party’s general secretary, Sitaram Yechury and senior leader, Prakash Karat.

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However, VS Achuthanandan had left the meeting midway, giving rise to speculation that his candidature for the top job in the state had been ruled out.

The CPI-M led LDF defeated the Congress led UDF in the just concluded Kerala assembly elections.

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