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V S Achuthanandan

About V S Achuthanandan

V S Achuthanandan is the Chief Minister of Kerala

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In December 08, Achuthanandan had a cold shoulder when the angry father of slain National Security Guard commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan refused to accept the condolences from him. Achuthanandan is believed to have commented, not even a dog would have visited the house had it not belonged to a martyr which sparked protests against him. Protesters even asked him to resign while all political parties demanded his unconditional apology. Achuthanandan later tendered his apologises for derogatory remarks on slain commandos family.

However the Kerala Assembly went on uproar in its December 4 session when Congress led UDF stalled proceedings over the contrasting statements made by Achuthanandan that he had already expressed regret in the Assembly but not has actually done so and hence had committed a breach of privilege.

V S Achuthanandan in News

Achuthanandan suspects Kerala CM Chandy of spying on Muslims leaders
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) stalwart VS Achuthanandan has assailed Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for allegedly spying on some members of the Muslim community in the state.

Kerala leaders visit Mullaperiyar
With protests intensifying in Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue, top leaders of the state visited the site on Wednesday to take stock of the ongoing situation.

Achuthanandan resigns as Kerala CM
VS Achuthanandan on Saturday resigned as Kerala chief minister, a day after the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by him lost the Assembly polls by a slender margin.

UDF beats LDF by slender margin in Kerala polls
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Friday secured a slender electoral victory over the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) by securing 72of the 140 assembly constituencies that were up for grabs. The LDF managed to get 68 seats and what is now being billed as a political photo-finish for the first time in the state.

Close race between UDF, LDF in Kerala polls
The United Democratic Front (UDF) is leading in 43 seats, while the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is ahead in 38 seats, according to the early trend for the 140-seat Kerala Assembly.

Counting of votes begins for five state Assemblies
The counting of votes in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry began this morning.

All set for counting of votes for five state Assemblies tomorrow
The counting of votes in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry will be taken up tomorrow.

Assembly polls: Tamil Nadu records 75 pc voting, Kerala 74 pc, Puducherry 83 pc
An estimated 75 per cent of 4.7 crore electorate cast their votes in the elections to the 234-member Assembly in Tamil Nadu, around 74 per cent voters cast their votes in Kerala, while Puducherry recorded 83.62 per cent as polling ended peacefully in all three states on Wednesday.

Antony confident of UDF victory in Kerala
Defence Minister A.K Antony confident that Kerala will overthrow the incumbent Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led

Polling underway in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry
Polling was underway in 234 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, 140 in Kerala and 30 in Puducherry on Wednesday to elect new assemblies.

Security stepped up in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, which goes to polls tomorrow.

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