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.
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.
Avant Management Seeks Protection from its Terminated MD’s Threats
Business Wire India The former Managing Director was removed for mishandling funds and engaging in fraudulent activities against the company
Government of India Commissions India’s First Hi-Speed Rural Broadband Network (NOFN) in Idukki, Kerala
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HiLITE Business Park- Kerala’s Biggest Innovation Zone Enters the Limelight
HiLITE City, one of India’s largest mixed use developments, has started getting recognized in national level for its unique features. It includes 14 lakh sq.ft. shopping mall, 10 lakh sq.ft. office space, 2000 futuristic apartments, exhibition centre, amphitheater, rejuvenation centre and many more
Impossible for BJP coming to power at Centre, says Antony
Congress open to take support from CPI-M to keep religious fundamentalists away from coming to power at centre
Sheila Dikshit sworn in as Kerala Governor
Sheila Dikshit was sworn in as Kerala Governor at Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram
President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries extend Onam greetings
Dignitaries extend Onam greetings
Kerala to get foodgrains under MSP
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies K.V. Thomas has assured the Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy that his ministry would ensure that Kerala is provided food grains under the minimum support price.
Trawling ban along Kerala coast begins
Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy has announced a one- and-a-half-month long ban on trawling along the coasts of Kerala. It comes into effect from midnight today. The ban will remain for 47 days till July 31.
Modi, Congress, slam CPI-M leader’s boast of murdering opponents
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Party spokesman Rashid Alvi on Sunday criticized the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Central Government for not condemning and acting punitively against party leader M.M. Mani’s boast of murdering their political opponents.
Kerala to continue pitching for new dam
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said he would continue with the legal battle in the apex court for the construction of new dam replacing the 119- year old Mullaperiyar dam.
Krishna dedicates 13 Passport Seva Kendras to people of Kerala
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Monday inaugurated thirteen Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in Kerala.
Kerala fishermen killings: Italian Deputy Foreign Minister meeting MEA officials in Delhi
Visiting Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan De Mistura has begun a meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur and senior MEA officials to resolve the impasse arising out of the killing of two Kerala fishermen by two Italian marines.
Two Italian Navy guards placed in 3 days police custody in Kerala
A Kollam First Class Magistrate on Monday placed two Italian naval guards in police custody for three days on charges of murdering two Indian fishermen.
No leniency against Italian ship crew, says Oommen Chandy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Saturday said they have taken the matter seriously and will not allow the culprits to escape from the legal proceedings involved in the shooting of Indian fishermen.
Achuthanandan suspects Kerala CM Chandy of spying on Muslims leaders
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) stalwart VS Achuthanandan has assailed Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for allegedly spying on some members of the Muslim community in the state.
BJP mocks UPA Govt.’s economic development plan
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for hindering the nation’s economic growth.
Global summit of Keralites commences in Thiruvananthapuram
Keralites abroad came to their home state to take part in a two-day Global Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) Summit here today.
Kerala CM restates demand to decommission Mullaperiyar Dam
Pressing their demand to decommission the Mullaperiyar Dam and construct a new one, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the state is preparing a report analyzing the magnitude of the disaster, which might occur if the dam collapses.
Kerala BJP leaders meet national leadership, discuss Mullaperiyar Dam issue
A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Kerala met senior party leaders here on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing row with Tamil Nadu over the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam.
Kerala CM urges Tamil Nadu to chalk out solution for Mullaperiyar dam row
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday declared that his state would agree to any mutually acceptable clause with Tamil Nadu to resolve the raging Mullaperiyar dam row.
PM asks Bansal to resolve Mullaperiyar Dam issue
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday informed that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has instructed him to hold a meeting with officials of both Kerala and Tamil Nadu and seek an early resolution of the controversy surrounding the Mullaperiyar Dam.
Kerala CM Chandy meets PM, Sonia over Mullaperiyar Dam controversy
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Friday to discuss the issue surrounding the Mullaperiyar Dam.
Mullaperiyar Dam row: Tamil Nadu lawmakers protest against spread of propaganda
Lawmakers from Tamil Nadu staged a demonstration outside the Parliament here on Thursday in protest against the alleged spread of propaganda against the Mullaperiyar Dam by their counterparts from neighbouring Kerala state.
Kerala CM Chandy insists on decommissioning Mullaperiyar Dam, building new one
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has insisted on decommissioning the British-built Mullaperiyar Dam and constructing a new one to banish all fears of either his state or neighbouring Tamil Nadu benefiting exclusively from the present one.
Kerala Christians follow ‘Vidyarambham’ Hindu ritual to initiate toddlers in alphabets
‘Vidyarambham’, the traditional Hindu ritual to initiate tiny tots to learn the alphabet, was performed on the last day of Dussehra, Vijaya Dashami, in Kerala.
Kerala CM talks about development in his state
Talking about the overall development of Kerala, state Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said his motto is to develop the state as a whole.
Opposition accuses Kerala Govt of leaking out cabinet decision, stages walkout
Accusing the Kerala Government of giving cabinet decision documents on a corruption case to CPI-Ms tainted leader Pinarayi Vijyan, the Congress-led Opposition staged a walk out of the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday. ANI
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.
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.