Vijayan to become new Kerala CM

CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan will be the new chief minister of Kerala, party sources said today.

The CPI (M) State secretariat took the formal decision to make Mr. Vijayan the party's Chief Minister nominee in the presence of party general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Polit Bureau member Prakash Karat. 

Mr. Yechury and Mr. Karat held a brief consultation with party veteran V.S. Achuthanandan, who had evinced interest in becoming the Chief Minister once again, about the party Central leadership's decision shortly before the formal meeting of the State secretariat.