Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala CM on his 76th birthday

Pinarayi Vijayan begins his second term as Kerala Chief Minister on May 24, his 76th birthday.

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On his 76th birthday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote himself into assembly records when he took oath as a legislator in the floor of the Kerala Legislative Assembly today. 

This is the first session of the 15th Kerala Assembly when the pro-term speaker PTA Rahim read out the oath to the legislators. The order of taking the oath was scheduled alphabetically therefore Abdul Hameed, Indian Union Muslim League legislator was the first to take oath. 

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Vijayan arrived early to the oath ceremony venue and was seen exchanging pleasantries with his fellow treasury bench legislators.  Meanwhile, this has happened for the first time in history that a Left party has formed government for the second time. 

On Friday, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will read out his address which would be the policies of the new Vijayan Government. 

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Vijayan is the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala. He is a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In May 2016, Vijayan won the seat of Kerala Legislative Assembly for the Dharmadom constituency as the CPI(M) candidate. At that time, he was selected as the leader of the Left Democratic Front (LDF), and hence became the 12th Chief Minister of the state.

Vijayan was born on 24th May 1945 in Pinarayi village of Malabar district in Madras Presidency. He earned Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Government Brennen College, Thalassery. Vijayan entered politics during his young days by indulging in student union activities at Government Brennen College. And later, he joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the year 1964.