Chief Ministers of Kerala
Since May 25, 2016, Indian politician Pinarayi Vijayan has held the position of Chief Minister of Kerala. Son of Shri Koran and Smt. Kalyani, he was born in Pinarayi, in the district of Kannur, on March 21, 1944. He enrolled in a Pre-University programme at the Government Brennen College in Thalassery after finishing his secondary education. He then finished his degree programme at the same college.
Pinarayi Vijayan got involved in politics at Govt Brennen College in Thalassery through student union activities, and in 1964, he joined the Communist Party. He was detained by the authorities and subjected to torture between 1975 and 1977, when there was an emergency.
He belongs to the Polit Bureau of the Indian Communist Party (Marxist). From 1998 until 2015, he had previously held the position of Secretary of the Kerala State Committee of the CPI (M). From 1996 to 1998, he was Minister for Power and Cooperation in the Left Democratic Front Government led by Shri. E.K. Nayanar. The state increased its capacity for generating power to a record level during his tenure as electricity minister by promptly completing augmentation and new projects. Veena and Vivek are his two children; he is married to Kamala.
He was elected to the Kerala Assembly from the Koothuparamba constituency in 1970, 1977, and 1991 as well as the Payyannur constituency in 1996.
List of Chief Ministers (CM) of Kerala
Here is the updated List of Chief Ministers of Kerala
|1||Pinarayi Vijayan||20 May 2021||Present|
|2||Pinarayi Vijayan||25 May 2016||19 May 2021|
|3||Oommen Chandy||18 May 2011||20 May 2016|
|4||V. S. Achuthanandan||18 May 2006||14 May 2011|
|5||Oommen Chandy||31 Aug 2004||12 May 2006|
|6||A. K. Antony||17 May 2001||29 Aug 2004|
|7||E. K. Nayanar||20 May 1996||13 May 2001|
|8||A. K. Antony||22 Mar 1995||09 May 1996|
|9||K. Karunakaran||24 Jun 1991||16 Mar 1995|
|10||E. K. Nayanar||26 Mar 1987||17 Jun 1991|
|11||K. Karunakaran||24 May 1982||25 Mar 1987|
|12||President’s rule||17 Mar 1982||23 May 1982|
|13||K. Karunakaran||28 Dec 1981||17 Mar 1982|
|14||President’s rule||21 Oct 1981||28 Dec 1981|
|15||E. K. Nayanar||25 Jan 1980||20 Oct 1981|
|16||President’s rule||05 Dec 1979||25 Jan 1980|
|17||C. H. Mohammed Koya||12 Oct 1979||01 Dec 1979|
|18||P. K. Vasudevan Nair||29 Oct 1978||07 Oct 1979|
|19||A. K. Antony||27 Apr 1977||27 Oct 1978|
|20||K. Karunakaran||25 Mar 1977||25 Apr 1977|
|21||C. Achutha Menon||04 Oct 1970||25 Mar 1977|
|22||President’s rule||04 Aug 1970||03 Oct 1970|
|23||C. Achutha Menon||01 Nov 1969||01 Aug 1970|
|24||E. M. S. Namboodiripad||06 Mar 1967||01 Nov 1969|
|25||President’s rule||25 Mar 1965||06 Mar 1967|
|26||President’s rule||10 Sep 1964||25 Mar 1965|
|27||R. Sankar||26 Sep 1962||10 Sep 1964|
|28||Pattom A. Thanu Pillai||22 Feb 1960||26 Sep 1962|
|29||President’s rule||31 Jul 1959||22 Feb 1960|
|30||E. M. S. Namboodiripad||05 Apr 1957||31 Jul 1959|
|31||President’s rule||01 Nov 1956||05 Apr 1957|
Facts of Chief Ministers of Kerala for UPSC
- In 2018, Pinarayi Vijayan received the Gandhidarshan Award for best chief minister.
- In Baltimore, Maryland, the Institute of Human Virology recognised Pinarayi Vijayan for effectively containing the 2018 Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala.
- M. S. Namboodiripad served as Kerala’s first chief minister.
- K. Nayanar served as Kerala’s chief minister for the longest period of time, holding the position for a total of 10 years, 353 days.
Chief Ministers of Kerala: FAQs
Q) Who is the current CM of Kerala?
Ans. Pinarayi Vijayan was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2016 and subsequently appointed Kerala’s Chief Minister.
Q) Who is the 14th Chief Minister of Kerala?
Ans. The current chief minister is Pinarayi Vijayan, and his Left Democratic Front administration took office on May 25, 2016.
Q) Who is the first Chief Minister of Kerala?
Ans. M. S. Namboodiripad was the First Chief Minister of Kerala.
Q) Who is the governor of Kerala 2022?
Ans. Arif Mohammad Khan is the current governor of Kerala 2022
Q) How many ministers are there in Kerala?
Ans. The new Kerala state cabinet has 21 members including the chief minister.
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