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Kerala Governor Invites Pinarayi Vijayan To Form Next Government

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam today invited Pinarayi Vijayan, who was elected leader of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) legislature party, to form the new government in Kerala.

Earlier, Mr Vijayan was unanimously elected Leader of the LDF legislature party.

In the 140member Kerala Assembly, LDF has 91 legislators, including CPI(M)'s 58 and CPI's 19.

Mr 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 legislators.

After the meeting, Mr Balakrishnan met the governor and staked the claim of LDF to form the next government and handed over letters intimating election of Mr Vijayan as the leader of the LDF Parliamentary party and expression of support from legislature parties leaders of other constituents of the LDF.

E Chandrasekharan of CPI and AK Saseendran of NCP were also present.

Accordingly, as per the provisions of Article 164 (1) of the Constitution, the governor appointed Mr Vijayan as the Chief Minister and sought from him the list of persons to be appointed as ministerial colleagues, a Raj Bhavan press release said.

The swearinginceremony of the proposed Cabinet will be at 4 pm on May 25 at the Central Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.



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