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Pinarayi calls on Governor, submits list of cabinet ministers

Pinarayi calls on Governor, submits list of cabinet ministers

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday met Kerala Governor P Sathasivam at the Raj Bhavan and handed him the list of ministers of the LDF government.

Pinarayi reached the Governor’s official residence at 9.30 am and submitted him the list of 19 ministers.

"Yes, the people of Kerala have high hopes in our new government and we will also rise to the occasion to make that a reality and deliver," said Vijayan, soon after submitting his list of cabinet ministers to Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam.
Vijayan, along with his team of 19 cabinet ministers, will be sworn-in at 4 p.m. at the Central Stadium here.

The CPI-M led Left Democratic Front swept the May 16 assembly polls, winning 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, showing the door to Oommen Chandy's Congress-led government that was in power since 2011.

The UDF had to contend with numerous allegations like the bar scam and the solar scam, besides suspicious land deals, which caused a huge dent to the image of the Chandy government, even though he took development and growth to a new level.

The major campaign of the LDF was to end the corrupt Chandy government and for that they used all forms of the media and the people also responded positively.

The newspapers on Wednesday carried huge advertisements of Vijayan which listed his top priorities, including women's safety.

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