Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister of Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan (born 24 May 1945 in Pinarayi) is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Kerala, serving since 25 May 2016.

Pinarayi Vijayan (2011)




  • The decision by @DDNational to broadcast the film 'Kerala Story', which incites polarisation, is highly condemnable. The national news broadcaster should not become a propaganda machine of the BJP-RSS combine and withdraw from screening a film that only seeks to exacerbate communal tensions ahead of the general elections. Kerala will remain steadfast in opposing such malicious attempts to sow hatred.
  • While the CPI(M) manifesto clearly states its intention to cancel the divisive CAA, the Congress manifesto maintains a conspicuous silence on the matter.. Despite these developments, the Congress does not openly comment on the law. This stance raises questions about the Congress party’s attitude towards the Citizenship Amendment Act. Congress’ stand always aligned with that of the Sangh Parivar.
  • People have understood that there is no point in voting for the Congress party from their experience in the last five years. The Left parties seek votes from the people to uproot the BJP which has been implementing dangerous policies in the country. We don’t change our politics for the sake of a few votes... We are contesting this election to bring down the BJP from power and that’s why we have actively joined the anti-BJP front at the national level. We would like to make one thing clear. The BJP will not only face defeat in all 20 seats, they will even fail to secure the second position in any constituency this time.

Quotes about Vijayan

  • Birthday wishes to Kerala CM Shri @vijayanpinarayi Ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with good health and a long life.
    • Narendra Modi, on Twitter, quoted in [3]
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office has become the point of corruption centre, nepotism, extravaganza and loot. For the past four years, corruption had been their main agenda. Though they always ridiculed Opposition and its fight against corruption as mere allegations, they had to retract.
    • Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala . quoted in [4]
  • Every issues I raised in the past forced Pinarayi Vijayan to change his decision. Pinarayi Vijayan will be remembered as the most corrupt Communist Chief Minister. All know he is a master in first entering into a consultancy and then converting that into an agreement (SNC Lavalin case, which was inked by him in 1997 as the Power Minister).
    • Ramesh Chennithala quoted in [5]
  • BJP spokesperson Sandeep G Varier sought an explanation from the CM, who also holds the Home portfolio. In his Facebook post with the photograph, Sandeep said: “Did a murder convict Mohammed Hashim attend the marriage? The CM should reply. Did a murder convict who is on parole attend the marriage?” When the issue sparked debate over social media, Hashim told reporters that he attended the marriage without violating the parole conditions.
    • Sandeep G Varier [6] Presence of murder convict at Veena-Riyas' wedding kicks up row. Also [7] [8] [9]
  • Mohammed Hashim, the murderer of RSS Karyakarta Shri Suresh Babu, & convicted by Supreme Court for the same, attended the marriage of Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter at the Chief Minister’s official residence. He was one among the 50 special invitees.
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