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22-Aug-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Centre's help to Kerala disappointing : Oommen Chandy

The Modi government's offer of help to Kerala in the wake of the worst flooding in a century is "disappointing", former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.The Congress leader also expressed unhappiness that the Centre had reportedly refused to...

10-Jun-2018 Kottayam

It's best that Kurien approaches High Command : Oommen Chandy

Veteran Congress leader P.J. Kurien should approach the party High Command over why he was not re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Sunday.Addressing reporters at his hometown, Chandy said the general norm for a...

15-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Orange passport will be discriminatory : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday strongly condemned the proposed move by the Centre to come out with an orange colour passports for those who have not passed their Class 10 examination, calling it discriminatory."No way this proposal should...

19-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy gets interim relief in solar scam case

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday got interim relief from the Kerala High Court in the solar scam case as the court said the 'sleaze' letter should not be discussed for two months.Chandy on Monday approached the Kerala High Court with a...

18-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy knocks on Kerala HC door, wants solar scam report quashed

Former Chief Minister Ommen Chandy on Monday approached the Kerala High Court with a plea to quash Justice G. Sivarajan (retd)'s judicial probe report into the solar scam, submitted to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan earlier this year.The multi-crore solar...

10-Nov-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Solar Commission probe report prejudiced : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday picked holes in the Solar Commission probe report and called it prejudiced.Chandy's remarks came a day after he was indicted on several charges of engaging in corruption and even sexual harassment in the...

09-Nov-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Solar probe report indicts Oommen Chandy, am innocent, he says

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said he does not rule out foul play in preparation of the solar judicial probe report in which he has been indicted. The 1,000 page report was tabled at a special session of the state assembly.Chandy added...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy meets Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss solar scam case

 Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who along with several senior Congress party leaders from the state is facing the heat in the solar scam case, met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the issue.Chandy expressed happiness after the...

07-Oct-2017 Malappuram (Kerala)/Bengaluru

Kerala 'solar scam': Knew I would be cleared : Oommen Chandy

Reacting to a Bengaluru court verdict on Saturday exonerating him from all charges in the infamous "solar scam" case, former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the truth has triumphed.The Bengaluru Additional City Civil and Sessions Court dropped all charges...

08-Jun-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

New liquor policy will take Kerala backwards : Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday reacted sharply to the new liquor policy of Kerala's Left government, saying that the policy will take the state backwards."This is a policy that will take the state of Kerala backwards while our policy,...

10-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy rules out taking up any party post

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday ruled out taking over as Congress party state unit chief following the surprise resignation of state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran.Asked for a reaction to the resignation of Sudheeran, Chandy said: "I...

31-Dec-2016 Kochi

Come clean on dealings with DeLaRue : Oommen Chandy tells Centre

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday asked the Narendra Modi-led central government to come clean on the dealings with the British company DeLaRue that prints currency notes.Addressing reporters here, Chandy said the company, according to...

19-Dec-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy asks CM to end state transport corpn. staff woes

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday urged Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to step in to resolve the woes at the state-owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and asked him to honour their election manifesto promises."The salary for the...

12-Dec-2016 Keral

Is Oommen Chandy on the way out?

Is Oommen Chandy's tenure as the most popular leader of the Congress in Kerala coming to an end?The question has begun doing the rounds after it became known that only three of his close aides managed to be named district Congress presidents -- out of the...

02-Dec-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Smear campaign against us helped LDF : Oommen Chandy

Six months after losing power to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said the smear campaign against his government by the then Left opposition helped get them to power.Addressing reporters here, Chandy said that towards...

01-Jul-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

We are ready to face any probe: Oommen Chandy

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday welcomed a probe in the alleged bar scam and controversial land deals during his government.His statement came as Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, the Vigilance chief, was on a mission mode to find...

13-Jun-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy's church has hard-hitting message for him

In a hard-hitting message to former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the head of his church said on Monday that he no longer felt like a "political orphan" now that the new government is in office."We now feel that we are no longer political orphans...

03-Jun-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala opposition meets CM over his Mullaperiyar dam safe remark

Leaders of the Kerala opposition, led by former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday and conveyed their concern over Vijayan's statement that the leaking Mullaperiyar dam was...

19-May-2016 Kottayam (Kerala)

We never expected this rout: Oommen Chandy

As the Congress-led UDF suffered a rout in the Kerala assembly elections, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday that his party never expected such a defeat."In democracy, the choice of the people is final. We accept this defeat which we never ever...

18-May-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Oommen Chandy makes history, hopes to win polls

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, sworn in on this day five years ago, on Wednesday completed 1,827 days in office -- a record for a five-year term in the state.And speaking a day before votes polled in the assembly elections are counted, the Congress veteran...

12-May-2016 Kochi

Will take legal steps against Modi's barb: Oommen Chandy

The Kerala government will now take legal steps against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for comparing the state with Somalia, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday.Addressing a hurriedly-called press conference here, Chandy said he had hoped that Modi...

12-May-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala seeks apology from PM, not silence: Oommen Chandy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi owes an apology, not silence, to Kerala for comparing the state with Somalia, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday."Modi left Kochi last night without withdrawing his remarks. Malayalees all over the world are upset over...

11-May-2016 Kochi

'Solar scam' accused hits out at Oommen Chandy

Saritha Nair, a key accused in the "solar scam", on Wednesday claimed to have submitted digital evidence against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his son and some cabinet ministers.With assembly elections only five days away, Nair said she submitted the evidence...

10-May-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Don't defame Kerala, Oommen Chandy tells Narendra Modi

Urging Narendra Modi not to bring "disrepute" to the Prime Minister's Office, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday told him not to compare Kerala with Somalia.In a hard-hitting letter to Modi, Chandy decried certain observations by Modi at election rallies...

03-May-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

BJP, CPI-M hand in glove in Kerala: Oommen Chandy

The BJP and the CPI-M in Kerala are hand in glove with a view to weaken the Congress, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Tuesday.Chandy said in a statement that this was why the Bharatiya Janata Party was not pressing for a CBI probe into the brutal murder...

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