Pinarayi Vijayan to become Kerala Chief Minister

Friday, May 20, 2016,12:45 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Pinarayi Vijayan has been elected by the CPM Secretariat as the party’s Chief Minister Candidate.

The decision was taken at the party state secretariat meeting, held at AKG Center here today.

Veteran leader VS Achuthanandan was invited to the meeting, and was informed of the decision, reports say.

Party’s state, central leaderships were said to be in favor of Pinarayi becoming the Chief Minister of the LDF Government.

CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat and S. Ramachandran Pillai were among those who attended the meeting.

Pinarayi Vijayan, who is a member of CPI (M) polit bureau, won from Dharmadam by 36905 votes in the Assembly election.