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HIGHLIGHTS: Pinarayi Vijayan sworn in as Kerala CM for second time; inducts 20 new ministers in his Cabinet

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, May 20: CPI(M) veteran Pinarayi Vijayan, who led the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to an unprecedented consecutive victory in the April 6 assembly polls, was on Thursday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Kerala for the second successive term.

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan administered the oath of office to 76-year-old Vijayan in a low-key function at the Central Stadium here, which was held completely in adherencewith the COVID protocol.

Pinarayi Vijayan

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4:25 PM, 20 May
20 ministers of the new Kerala cabinet, including NCP's AK Saseendran, Indian National League's (INL) Ahammad Devarkovil, R Bindu and PA Mohammed Riyas, take oath along with CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
4:20 PM, 20 May
Minister designate J Chinchurani – Legal Metrology, Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry Ministry - takes oath of office
4:20 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Dr R Bindhu – Higher Education Ministry - takes oath of office
Political Heavyweights
Kanyakumari
Vijayakumar V
INC
Radhakrishnan P
BJP
Vs
Tamilnadu Vijay Vasanth of the Congress wins against his rival Senior BJP leader and former union minister Pon Radhakrishnan
4:19 PM, 20 May
Minister designate KN Balagopal – Finance Ministry - takes oath of office
4:12 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Ahammad Devarkovil – Ports Ministry - takes oath of office
Political Heavyweights
Pandharpur
Autade Samadhan Mahadev
BJP
Bhalke Bhagirath Bharat
NCP
Vs
Maharashtra BJP's Autade Samadhan Mahadev registered victory over Congress candidate in a close fight in Maharashtra, Pandharpur bypoll.
4:12 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Antony Raju – Transport Ministry - takes oath of office
4:12 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Abdul Rahman – Minority affairs and NRKs Ministry - takes oath of office
Political Heavyweights
Ranipettai
Gandhi
DMK
Sugumar
AIADMK
Vs
Tamilnadu DMK leader Gandhi wins from Ranipettai
4:12 PM, 20 May
Minister designate G R Anil- Civil Supplies Ministry - takes oath of office
4:04 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Ahammad Devarkovil – Ports Ministry - takes oath of office
Political Heavyweights
Thondamuthur
Velumani
AIADMK
Karthikeya Sivasenapathi
DMK
Vs
Tamilnadu For the third time in a row, Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration and AIADMK strongman SP Velumani has won the Assembly elections from the Thondamuthur constituency in Coimbatore district.
4:04 PM, 20 May
Minister designate AK Saseendran- Forest Ministry - takes oath of office
4:04 PM, 20 May
Minister designate K Krishnankutty – Power Ministry - takes oath of office
Political Heavyweights
Tuticorin
Geetha Jeevan
DMK
Vijayaseelan
TMC
Vs
Tamilnadu Geetha Jeevan wins from Tuticorin
4:03 PM, 20 May
Minister designate Roshi Augustine – Water Resource Department - takes oath of office
4:02 PM, 20 May
Minister designate K Rajan (Revenue Minister) takes oath of office
3:43 PM, 20 May
Governor Khan greets CM Pinarayi Vijayan
3:43 PM, 20 May
Vijayan sworn in as Chief Minister of Kerala for the second time
3:28 PM, 20 May
CM designate Pinarayi Vijayan reaches Central Stadium, greets his cabinet colleagues ahead of swearing in
3:28 PM, 20 May
Vijayan takes a round of the gallery to greet party MLAs
3:08 PM, 20 May
Vijayan, along with ten ministers-designate of CPM and CPI and Speaker-designate MB Rajesh, paid floral tributes to the martyrs of the party first at the Vayalar memorial, followed by the one at Valiyachudukadu in Punnapra.
12:40 PM, 20 May
The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government led by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan will assume office on Thursday evening.
12:39 PM, 20 May
A 21-member Cabinet will be sworn in at 3.30 p.m. in Thiruvananthapuram by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan following COVID-19 protocol
10:44 AM, 20 May
The chief minister is expected to have a 21-member cabinet, out of which the CPI(M) will have 12 ministerial berths, CPI will have four and Kerala Congress (M), Janata Dal (S) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will have one each.
10:44 AM, 20 May
Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Party (LDF) government in Kerala will be sworn in on Thursday following coronavirus disease (Covid-19) appropriate protocols. The ceremony will take place at a stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, which has the capacity to hold around 50,000 people. The government has invited 500 guests to attend the function, news agency PTI reported.
12:58 PM, 10 May
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma's 13 cabinet ministers also take the oath
12:14 PM, 10 May
Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as the Chief Minister of Assam. He is being administered the oath by Governor Jagdish Mukhi. BJP national president JP Nadda and other leaders present at the ceremony.
11:22 AM, 10 May
Altogether 43 ministers, including 19 ministers of state, took oath at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata in presence of party supremo Mamata Banerjee. They were sworn in by Governor Gagdeep Dhankhar.
11:14 AM, 10 May
Kolkata: 43 TMC leaders sworn-in as ministers in West Bengal cabinet
11:13 AM, 10 May
West Bengal
The swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee's cabinet to begin at Raj Bhavan shortly
11:13 AM, 10 May
Assam
Chief Minister-designate Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Doul Gobinda Temple and Kamakhya Temple today before the swearing-in ceremony
9:38 AM, 10 May
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will undertake an exercise to expand her Cabinet today. As many as 43 ministers will join the Trinamool Congress government in the state. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will administer the oath of office and secrecy to all the new ministers at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
9:35 AM, 10 May
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the face of the BJP in Northeast India, will be sworn in on Monday as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam.
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