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Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy is an Indian politician and is the current Chief Minister of Kerala since May 2011. He previously served as Chief Minister from 2004 to 2006. Chandy was the Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011.

He was sworn the 21st Chief Minister of Kerala on May 18, 2011 after Congress and its allies defeated the left party and its allies in the 2011 assembly elections.

Allegations of Corruption

Solar scam

There were allegations of graft charges levelled against Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam in the State. In December 2015, a key accused in the solar scam Biju Radhakrishnan has alleged that he had given Rs. 5.5 crore to Oommen Chandy . The opposition parties have demanded the resignation of Oommen Chandy and said that the key accused in the scam Biju Radhakrishnan and Sarita S Nair were operating from the Chief Minister's office itself.

Timeline

  • May 19, 2011: Oommen Chandy has decides to bring down petrol prices by one rupee twenty two paise in the state by forgoing the tax component due to the state from the recent hike.
  • May 18, 2011: Oomen Chandy takes oath as the 21st Chief Minister of Kerala.
  • May 17, 2011: Congress Legislature Party unanimously elects Chandy as its leader on Sunday. He will be sworn Chief Minister on Wednesday.

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About Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy (born 31 October 1943 in Kumarakom) is an Indian politician. He was the nineteenth Chief Minister of Kerala. Currently, he is the opposition leader in Kerala legislative assembly.

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As Chief Minister

On 30 August 2004, he was elected the Congress Legislature Party leader at the end of a meeting by AICC observers. His election was announced after it was officially cleared by the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, subsequently was sworn in as the chief minister of Kerala on 1 September 2004, after the resignation of A K Antony. He resigned as Chief Minister on May 12, 2006 following the defeat of his party in 2006 Assembly Elections.

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