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CPI(M) Leader Saji Cheriyan Sworn-in as Kerala Minister


Last Updated: January 04, 2023, 17:04 IST

Thiruvananthapuram, India

Saji Cheriyan resigned from the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet over his controversial remarks against the Constitution. (Photo: Twitter/@cpimspeak)

Saji Cheriyan resigned from the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet over his controversial remarks against the Constitution. (Photo: Twitter/@cpimspeak)

Cheriyan was administered the oath of office by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan at the Raj Bhavan where MLAs of the Congress-led UDF opposition were absent in protest against the reinstatement

CPI(M) leader Saji Cheriyan was on Wednesday again sworn in as Minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan government, nearly six months after he had resigned from the Cabinet following a furore over his alleged remarks against the Constitution.

Cheriyan was administered the oath of office by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan at the Raj Bhavan where MLAs of the Congress-led UDF opposition were absent in protest against the reinstatement of the CPI(M) leader.

Speaker A N Shamseer, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, members of his Cabinet, few MLAs of the ruling LDF and some Left leaders were present at the simple swearing-in ceremony.

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