Ramesh Chennithala

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Ramesh Chennithala said : "I am astonished to hear that the chief minister did not know about the signing of an MoU. It was something that has happened under his ministry. Now even the ministers are saying they did not know about its signing," External link

asianage Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We are fully prepared. UDF and Congress stand united in this fight. We are sure Kerala will stand together to unseat this corrupt government,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We are fully prepared. UDF and Congress stand united in this fight. We are sure Kerala will stand together to unseat this corrupt government,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "Had I not exposed this fraudulent project, which was literally selling the 'seas' to this US firm, the Vijayan government would have done that. Documents have been released that this project was being talked about and discussed at the official and ministerial level starting from 2018 when Mercykutty visited the US. Later a few rounds of talks were held here, in which Vijayan, Jayarajan, Mercykutty and officials from the industry and EMCC officials took part. When they were caught red-handed, each one of them has been telling lies or their stock answer is, they don't remember. Is the Kerala cabinet including Vijayan suffering from Alzheimer's," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "Just look back, each time Vijayan was caught napping, be it in Sprinkler or gold smuggling case, he got away by putting the blame on the bureaucracy. Look, in this deep-sea controversial deal, he has again blamed the officials. I fail to understand that if Vijayan has no clue about anything that's happening in his department, then why is he sitting in the chair of the chief minister," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "We are organising two coastal rallies, one, starting from here and another starting from Kasargode and they will culminate at Kochi on March 7. We will expose the Vijayan government on this deal. Even though it has been cancelled, we demand a judicial probe into the entire sequence of events in this," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now fisheries minister J Mercy Kutty Amma is claiming that it's a fraudulent company. If the state has received such a report from the centre, then the fisheries principal secretary should release it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : “If the Opposition had not intervened, the Left Democratic Front government might have gone ahead with the project. When exposed, the Fisheries Minister is trying to accuse officials,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “In front of the huge crowd at #Vamanapuram we once again promise that we will: Implement NYAY [nyuntam aay yojana or minimum income scheme], Law for Sabarimala, No bill hospitals, insurance for all,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "If the LDF Government doesn't have any wrong intentions, why did they not cancel the two MoU's? Now the LDF Government is trying to put all the blame on the officials. I am challenging Pinarayi to come out with a comprehensive probe on the issue and Jayarajan can also probe on my role in raising the allegation" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : “Prasanth had worked under me and also under former union BJP minister, Alphons Kannanthanam. Pinarayi should explain whether he had held talks with EMCC International (India) Pvt Ltd CEO Gerenser. He had earlier claimed that he had not met the accused in the gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, but later remembered. CPM’s old campaign slogan was American Model Arabian Sea. But now what’s being witnessed is American ships are seen in Arabian Sea” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has opposed the formation of the Kerala Bank right from the beginning. It is an illegal entity. The government is destroying the cooperative movement in the State in the name of the Kerala Bank. If voted to power, we will disband the Kerala Bank,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has opposed the formation of the Kerala Bank right from the beginning. It is an illegal entity. The government is destroying the cooperative movement in the State in the name of the Kerala Bank. If voted to power, we will disband the Kerala Bank,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 12, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 12, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The government considers the agitating youths as its enemies. The youth, who lost their patience, are agitating in front of the Secretariat. Look at the police rank list. It was frozen first following the University College stabbing case. Then COVID-19 stopped the appointments further,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The efforts to hush up the gold smuggling case shows the secret alliance between the BJP and the CPI(M). The investigation into the gold smuggling case has come to halt after the Chief Minister wrote to the Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “I have lodged a serious complaint against him to the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau for his attempt to engage some private international consultancy firm in the works and projects of water resources department in a highly irregular manner and my considered opinion is that only a person with impeccable integrity and infallible character should be appointed to this vital post,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Sudhakaran said he didn't make any abusive statement against the CM.When I enquired, it was true.I made a general statement in the matter when reporters asked me.He is a popular leader and an asset for the Congress party," External link

business-standard Friday, February 5, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “Is the State government willing to ask the Supreme Court to expedite the review petition regarding the Sabarimala issue,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Union government would enact a law to protect Ayyappa devotees’ rights and beliefs,” “Will the State leaders of the BJP take an initiative in this regard,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Even if cases are registered, we will continue with the Yatra,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Amit Shah ) : “What happened to those tall promises made by PM Modi and then party president Amit Shah?” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “Why does Vijayaraghavan (CPM state secretary in-charge) hate the Muslims so much? Why does he hate the IUML so much?” External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “WHEN Babri Masjid was demolished, there was no bloodshed in Kerala because of efforts of Panakkad Shihab Thangal,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Clean and good governance is the slogan that will be raised by the rally. We aim to forge an alliance of democratic, progressive and secular forces to regain the prosperity of Kerala that was lost in the five years’ rule of the LDF,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "Muslim League is the second-largest constituent in UDF. Hence, there was nothing unusual when Oommen Chandy and I visited Panakkad Hyderali Thangal. But, Vijayan and Vijayaraghavan are trying to portray such discussions as communal. Only those with a narrow mind can attribute communalism when parties of the same front hold discussion," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Congress and UDF have always tried to uphold secularism. CPM should refrain from its efforts to add fuel to the fire of communal hatred," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "On certain instances like the flood, NIPAH virus and COVID-19, the Opposition rallied behind the LDF Government. It was the UDF who urged the state government to convene the Legislative Assembly session on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. I also want to reiterate how the Opposition maintained its decorum where we never created bedlam in the Legislative Assembly by pushing down the Speaker's chair or other paraphernalia," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “While several potential investors were invited to the event, not a single rupee has been invested in the State yet. Despite its efforts to portray the State as an investor-friendly one, no major investment has been made during the LDF rule,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “While several potential investors were invited to the event, not a single rupee has been invested in the State yet. Despite its efforts to portray the State as an investor-friendly one, no major investment has been made during the LDF rule,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala wrote : "Condolences on the demise of senior malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. His dedication at work even at his old age is a testimony for his passion towards cinema. He will be fondly remembered for his roles," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "He will be known as the most tainted Speaker in the history of Kerala Assembly," External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala argued : “Has there been any instance in the history of the Kerala Assembly where a Speaker is associated with smuggling allegations? Has any Speaker been accused of being friends with a smuggler? His relations with people accused of anti-national activities are under a shade of doubt. We brought this motion precisely because the Speaker has engaged in activities that do not fit the decency of the chair,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Usually before the elections, the party leadership calls such meetings to gauge the ground situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “This is just a draft report offering pointers to what our focus will be. The final manifesto will be prepared after collecting the opinion of the people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “This is just a draft report offering pointers to what our focus will be. The final manifesto will be prepared after collecting the opinion of the people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "If we are elected to power, we will implement the Nyay Yojna and Kerala will become the first state in the country to implement the same. Each deserving family will receive Rs 6,000 each. This scheme will help eradicate poverty from the state," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “We have decided to envisage comprehensive development of the state where our thrust would be for clean and good governance where our aim is to ensure a corruption-free state government. The UDF will guarantee that all poor people will get Rs 6000 per month under the Nyay scheme. The manifesto will also ensure that the number of days and the remuneration towards the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act will be increased,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Tharoor has informed that he will be associated with the preparations for the UDF’s election manifesto. He will be in Thiruvananthapuram by mid-February and before that we wish to garner maximum recommendations from people belonging to all walks of life,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "A criminal case should be registered against the MLA for threatening the poll officer who tried to stop the bogus voting," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “If the Speaker has nothing to hide, why is he trying to impede the Customs probe,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "We could not gain much in the corporations as we expected. But we fought well in the municipalities and the grama panchayats," External link

news18 Monday, January 4, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The police committed homicide in the name of eviction and implementation of court order. Despite the victims pleading that they would get a favourable order in half an hour, the police tried to forcibly evict them even without allowing them to complete their lunch,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “He has failed in implementing the first 100-day programme and now again he has come back with same tall promises, which he is never going to execute,” “The first cheating was made during Onam time by coming out with a 100-day prorgramme. Now he has chosen Christmas time to cheat the people again,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “League has never interfered in KPCC affairs. This is a cheap tactic aimed at communal polarization,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "When compared with the 2015 local body polls, the UDF did better this time. It's true that the anti-government sentiments were not seen this time. We will address the failure in each panchayat and move forward after correcting the mistakes," External link

news18 Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We have faired well in the elections. Over 375 panchayats are with us. The BJP has proved to be a total failure in the state. Even after using all the influence of central agencies, the BJP failed. Yes, we had certain issues which we will address,” “The fight against the ‘anti-people’ policies of the central and state governments will be continued. When compared with the 2015 local body polls, the UDF did better this time. It’s true that the anti-government sentiments were not seen this time. We will address the failure in each panchayat and move forward after correcting the mistakes,” External link

india Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram,” External link

india Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “More charges against him came out after the smuggling case surfaced. He splurged money using the provision that expenses of assembly should not be subjected to scrutiny. We suspect serious kickbacks in organising the Festival of Democracy programme, appointing consultants for assembly TV channel and in building modification projects” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala claimed : "This shows that people have come out in large numbers to vote against the Left government," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala claimed : “This shows that people have come out in large numbers to vote against the Left government,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “This is a pointer to the involvement of the political leadership of CPM,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Normally, a chief minister would have a prominent presence in local body polls. But here the chief minister is hiding in Cliff House,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “He should first familiarise himself with history before making remarks. If he is clueless on history, he should consult someone knowledgeable. Then he will get to know how the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (NTBR) got its name. It is an insult to Rajiv Gandhi’s memory to name RGCB after Golwalkar. If the RSS ideologue had any connection with biotechnology, he definitely did not utilise it for the development of his home state or the country,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who laid the foundation for modern India and encouraged the progress made by the country in the field of science and technology. What was the share of Golwalkar in thefield of science and technology in the country? The Centre should withdraw the move,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who laid the foundation for modern India and encouraged the progress made by the country in the field of science and technology. What was the share of Golwalkar in thefield of science and technology in the country? The Centre should withdraw the move," External link

news18 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The statement from the chief minister has made it clear that he has lost all trust in the finance minister,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The statement from the chief minister has made it clear that he has lost all trust in the finance minister,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The speaker will act only as per the directions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The speaker will act only as per the directions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The finance minister is revolting against agencies which unearth corruption and other irregularities in his department. There's serious corruption in the KSFE. The chief minister should state whether the agency dropped the raids midway following the finance minister's criticism," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Biju Ramesh ) : “Vigilance had twice found that there was no evidence to prove the allegations levelled against me. However, Biju has come out with baseless statements against me and my wife and I have decided to take legal recourse,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The new section is aimed at silencing the media. The CPM and its government want to silence those who criticise them. The government wants to gag the press, which is exposing corruption and nepotism in governance. The CPM is sending the message that anyone who dares to speak against the government will be sent to jail” External link

expressindia Monday, November 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Ordinance is aimed at silencing those who will speak against the government in the coming elections. It is an irony that CPM was the first Political party to welcome the 2015 verdict by the Supreme Court which scrapped 66 A of the IT act 2000 and 118 D of the Kerala police act," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Ordinance is aimed at silencing those who will speak against the government in the coming elections. It is an irony that CPM was the first Political party to welcome the 2015 verdict by the Supreme Court which scrapped 66 A of the IT act 2000 and 118 D of the Kerala police act," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "LDF government has troubled local bodies during Covid-19 outbreak and natural calamities. Though local bodies were placed at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19, they were not given enough funds. Local bodies were asked to spend from their own fund or plan funds. This led to a subsequent stagnation in development projects in all local bodies. If UDF comes to power, such situations won’t arise. We will make functioning of local bodies transparent," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is nothing but a witch hunt. The central agencies have reached the CM’s office so the government will have to save its face somehow. We are not worried and we will take legal recourse to challenge the retrograde step,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The arrest of Ebrahimkunju is nothing but a bid to distract attention from the slew of corruption cases the LDF is currently facing. If not for the pressure from Pinarayi Vijayan, the former PWD minister would not have been arrested," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Thomas Isaac ) : "Isaac has been coming up with more false statements when he was caught red-handed after the CAG's press statement. Isaac should resign immediately as he has no right to continue in office after lying repeatedly," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Isaac has created history as this is the first time ever in the country where a finance minister has revealed the CAG's final report prior to it being tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The CAG's press release exposed Isaac. When Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was quizzed about the CAG's report, he behaved as if he lost his mental balance. Until Monday, Isaac was claiming that it was a draft report. Now, why did he confirm that it was the final report? I am surprised that the state's finance minister is not even aware whether a CAG report is a draft or final report," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "Pinarayi is ranting against the central agencies. He has never disowned his former principal secretary M Sivasankar and Swapna Suresh, the key accused in the gold smuggling case. There is no transparency on masala bonds. Isaac is very smart when it comes to quoting figures worth several crores. It should be recalled that even without KIIFB, the previous UDF government had implemented developmental projects in the state," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s decision to step down as CPM state secretary alone will not suffice. We want nothing short of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's resignation as he is the one who is embroiled in all the controversies. Isaac convened the presser to divert attention from the real issues. But we have already decided to challenge the government for training guns on the CAG," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Issac has violated the basic tenants of law as how can a Minister reveal the contents of a CAG report, as it becomes a public document only when it's placed before the assembly. " External link

news18 Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “They fear auditing only because corruption has been found. This is akin to defaming and threatening a constitutional institution,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “never before in the history of the CPI-M have they been in such a position where the chief minister’s office was embroiled in various graft cases, including gold smuggling and other scams” External link

gulf-times Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We have long been demanding that both Balakrishnan and Vijayan resign. Balakrishnan’s leave claims are a bluff as he has never sought leave before on occasions that he went to the US for treatment. It’s now Vijayan’s turn and it is better he quits immediately or else he will have to bow out in shame,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “The statement ED submitted in court is a summary of the underworld dealings happening in the chief minister’s office. As per that, CMO is the epicentre of all corruption in the state. The ED has also confirmed that CMO became a centre of smugglers and fraudsters,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “It has already become clear that there was influence from the CMO to release the smuggled gold that had reached the airport. Sivasankar was aware of the corrupt deals behind Life Mission. All secrets behind major projects were leaked by Sivasankar to Swapna Suresh. Projects like Life Mission and K-FON were partnership deals between Sivasankar and Swapna,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala wrote : “The speaker has unnecessarily dragged the ethics committee of the assembly into this. He is trying to protect the interests of state government. I register my strong protest against this,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : "He might have received indications that the probe by the central agencies will reach his office. The Chief Minister himself had given good certificates to the agencies. But now the true colours of the chief minister and his party have now come out as they have been cornered by the probe agencies," External link

news18 Monday, November 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “citadel, closed to all but gold smugglers and commission agents” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “tool in the hands of Mr. Vijayan” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The party is in shambles after the four-and-a-half- year-long rule of Pinarayi Vijayan. It is the chief minister who is the prime accused in the gold smuggling case and all other related matters. Both the party and the government are under the scanner," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The game plan of Vijayan is to place the crime on Sivasankar who is now arrested and named fifth accused, but the news is that more officials attached to Vijayan's office will also be in the dock. Today Vijayan is trying to blame Sivasankar for all his woes, but the truth is both Vijayan and his party are in a shambles," "Starting with the Sprinklr controversy, Sivasankar's hands are there in every corrupt deal which includes the Bev Q App, Pamba sand mining, E-mobility and Life Mission and all these has had the blessings of Vijayan" External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The CPI-M party organ had come out with a news item that I was given 5 i-phones by Swapna Suresh (prime accused in the gold smuggling case). I gave a written complaint to the state police chief but no action has been taken. Now the news is that one of the phone was given to Sivasankar and the most expensive phone was given to another high profile person. Everything around Vijayan's office smells bad and he has no moral or ethical right to remain in power," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Necessarily withdrawal of prosecution of such offences is against public interest and public peace and consent for withdrawing prosecution of such offences cannot be granted mere asking" External link

news18 Friday, October 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Look what’s happening, Vijayan’s office is in the midst of gold smuggling, while Balakrishnan’s home is a den of narcotics,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The CPI-M in Kerala is now in custody. First the secretary to Vijayan Sivasankar was arrested by ED, now CPI-M party secretary’s son has been arrested by ED in a narcotics case. Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Look what’s happening, Vijayan’s office is in the midst of gold smuggling, while Balakrishnan’s home is a den of narcotics,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It seems all crimes lead to the CPI(M) or the CMO,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The epicentre of all corrupt practices is Vijayan and his office and hence if he has any scruples left, he should quit. The ED taking custody of his closest aide is more than enough to clear the doubts, of what all was happening under Vijayan. No Chief Minister of our state has come to such a tight spot," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is worse than the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. People who shed tears are ignoring two murders that happened in their own backyard. It is sad the mother is forced to begin another round of stir,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “There is no difference between Hathras and Walayar. Both are examples of state-sponsored extremism. Kerala must stand together against such extremism. This family must get justice. Their protest deserves importance. It was unfortunate that the minister for SC/ST welfare recently visited the area, but did not meet the family. And he’s asking why are they protesting?” External link

expressindia Monday, October 26, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The State government’s decision to entrust cooperative societies with paddy procurement in place of mills has already destroyed large quantities of paddy. Harvested paddy is lying in fields. The thulavarsham (northeast monsoon) is set to begin in the next couple of days. This will result in total crop loss,” External link

thehindu Monday, October 26, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The State government’s decision to entrust cooperative societies with paddy procurement in place of mills has already destroyed large quantities of paddy. Harvested paddy is lying in fields. The thulavarsham (northeast monsoon) is set to begin in the next couple of days. This will result in total crop loss,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 26, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The report that I made a comment that Rahul Gandhi neednotexpress his opinion in regional matters, is baseless. Gandhi is a national leader.His opinions are not regionalised.His perspective is from a national level. What I meant was his opinion should be seen like that," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The assessment of the union minister is the true reflection of the situation in the state and the opposition has also been raising the same issue. The state government had completely failed in fighting Covid-19. Other than the daily press conferences of the CM in the evening, there was no systematic action to fight the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The assessment of the union minister is the true reflection of the situation in the state and theOpposition has also been raising the same issue. The state government had completely failed in fighting COVID-19. Other than the daily press conferences of the CM in the evening, there was no systematic action to fight the pandemic," External link

business-standard Monday, October 19, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Kerala has failed in Covid-control measures. To artificially show that the state is effectively managing the situation, all cases are not detected and the number of tests is not increased,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri need not apologize to me, but he owes it to the people of Kerala. I went to attend the programme as per the invitation solicited to me. But I will go ahead with the legal notice slapped on Santhosh Eapen and will wait for 15 days until he responds to it. If not, I will file a defamation suit against him,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : “There has been a total failure in Covid monitoring and with things going out of hand, Vijayan, who used to conduct daily press meetings, has now gone missing. This government has failed miserably,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Supreme Court has ruled that the demolition of the Babri Masjid was a criminal offense and violation of law and order. Yet the prosecution's failure to prove it is a serious lapse. The verdict is as tragic as the demolition of the mosque," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Chief Minister ) : "If the state government was planning such an ordinance, the Congress would approach the Governor and request him not to sign it. Why is the Chief Minister planning to block the CBI?" External link

news18 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Another complete lockdown is not a practical solution. We need to make sure that local bodies are effectively engaged in the (COVID-19) mitigation process. The state government should also ensure that there are enough ICU, ventilator facilities in the state, " External link

news18 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Being a responsible political party, the UDF has no worry in taking the decision to suspend all the public agitations when the state itself is going through a worst phase of pandemic” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "In view of the rising number of covid-19 cases in the state, the UDF has decided to halt mass agitations against the state government," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The government has miserably failed in tackling the pandemic due to mismanagement. Now don't blame us and our protests.We are stopping it from today," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has been urging the state government to increase the number of COVID-19 tests. Once the test numbers were increased, there has been a huge surge in cases. We have also decided to postpone the protest to be held on November 5 in all the Assembly constituencies. The Opposition will render all support to the LDF government in whatever decision they take to curb COVID-19,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The vigilance probe ordered by the LDF government is nothing but a damp squib. The way in which the vigilance investigation team had seized the files from the Secretariat on the sly under the cover of darkness is dubious. When did the Secretariat become a centre of the underworld? If there are no anomalies in the Life Mission scam, why should they fear a CBI probe? Kodiyeri is questioning the reliability of the central agencies for fear of the investigators leading the probe to his son,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the UDF has decided to halt mass agitations against the state government," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The government has miserably failed in tackling the pandemic due to mismanagement. Now don't blame us and our protests. We are stopping it from today," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "This is the biggest corruption which Kerala has ever seen," External link

news18 Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “These bills will transform Indian farmers into mere serfs of the corporates. The unilateral manner in which the BJP government has attempted to enact these laws will have far-reaching ramifications for the agriculture sector,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kaur Badal ) : “Farmers will be left at the mercy of the corporates. One Union Minister (Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal) has already quit over the bills. Protests against the Bills are gaining strength in the north Indian States. There is every need to put up a solid resistance against the Bills,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “These bills will transform Indian farmers into mere serfs of the corporates. The unilateral manner in which the BJP government has attempted to enact these laws will have far-reaching ramifications for the agriculture sector,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kaur Badal ) : “Farmers will be left at the mercy of the corporates. One Union Minister (Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal) has already quit over the bills. Protests against the Bills are gaining strength in the north Indian States. There is every need to put up a solid resistance against the Bills,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Today we lost a blessed soul, one who touched millions of hearts through his soulful songs and extraordinary personality” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is time for the CM to quit before the CBI comes knocking at his doors,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 25, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : "I had given two letters to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking the details on the MoU on the Life Mission project. I did not hear from him for more than 45 days and on the day when I gave the resignation, he sent the documents. Why can't the LDF government upload the documents on the website of Life Mission and the local bodies?" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is more than 45 days since the controversy on the Life Mission arose and still the Chief Minister is keeping mum. It is clear from the way in which Pinarayi Vijayan has been evading the questions of the media that there is something fishy. The Opposition will not cooperate with the vigilance probe,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : “Pinarayi and finance minister Thomas Isaac should withdraw their decision on the salary challenge and instead take the Opposition into confidence in demanding the pending installments of the GST. Also, a Covid relief package should be demanded from the Centre. The Opposition has no qualms in joining for a common cause to help the state which would only alleviate the burden from the government employees facing a cash crunch,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Balakrishnan was mum when there were allegations against chief minister’s office in the gold smuggling case. But, when his son’s name was linked with gold smuggling and drug trafficking cases, he is playing communal card to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The LDF government has no right to continue in office. Pinarayi should step down and seek the peoples' mandate. NIA, an agency which probes terror related cases, is now interrogating Jaleel. Jaleel should step down at least as a saving grace. This is the first time in the history of the state such an incident happened. UDF will intensify its protest demanding the ouster of the government," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is the first time in the history of the State that a minister is being interrogated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). It is a disgrace to the entire State. The government should resign and face fresh polls,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “The chief minister is keeping a studied silence. He is protecting minister K T Jaleel , which is raising several suspicions. Minister A K Balan says Jaleel was questioned by the ED as a private person and not as a minister. Will the government be ready to come clean on all these controversies,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "My words, even if misinterpreted and taken out of context, should not cause the slightest pain to women. While answering a question at yesterday's press conference, I realised that there was an unintentional reference from my side which I had not thought through. I have worked so long with political conviction and such a reference should not have happened. I withdraw my reference and express my regret," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "You are all spreading lies saying he is a member of NGO association and part of Congress but my information is that he is part of the NGO Union (Left affiliated)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “even though my words were misinterpreted out of context, I would like to make sure that it should not cause even the slightest difficulty in the minds of women” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “After listening again to my answer to the question posed in yesterday’s press conference, it has occurred to me that I uttered a statement without the slightest intention to do so. I have worked all these years with the political conviction that such a statement should not come from me. Nevertheless, I withdraw my words and express my sincerest apology,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Is it written somewhere that only DYFI (CPI-M youth wing) workers can sexually abuse women? It’s all lies that the accused belongs to the Congress party or anything,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "even though my words were misinterpreted out of context, I would like to make sure that it should not cause even the slightest difficulty in the minds of women" External link

nampa Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Jose K Mani ) : "We have kept them (Jose K Mani faction) away from the UDF meeting because they failed to honour a seat-sharing agreement.But the faction betrayed and took an independent decision against the Front during the Assembly session. However, we didn't take any action.Even during the no-confidence motion in the Assembly, their MLAs, who won as part of the UDF, left the Assembly betraying the Front. We feel that If K M Mani was alive, he would not have allowed such moves which amount to backstabbing the Front," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “What’s happening in the state? The CMO is supporting the smuggling mafia while the CPM state secretary’s residence supports drug rackets. Why is the CPM state secretary silent on the same?” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “It is a serious issue. What is the link between the gold smuggling case and drug trafficking case and how is the drug trafficking case accused connected with Balakrishnan’s son? All these things should be investigated,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT



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Pinarai Vijayan said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : "Even Ramesh Chennithala had to change his stance in the matter.People of the state very well know my lifestyle," External link

business-standard Friday, February 5, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “The government is trying to divert attention from various controversies surrounding it. It is also aimed at targeting Mr. Chennithala, who had been exposing many wrong-doings of the government,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Biju Ramesh said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “When I was set to give a statement under CrPC Section 164, Chennithala’s wife pleaded not to create trouble for her husband. After that, Ramesh called and requested me not to reveal his name while giving my statement and I did not mention his name. He was the home minister then,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Pinarai Vijayan said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “The copy of the MoU between LIFE Mission and Red Crescent has been given to whoever had asked for it through Right to Information (RTI) application. However, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had demanded that the documents pertaining to the LIFE Mission Wadakkanchery scheme should be publicised. The government is ready for any probe on this. There will not be any lapses from the government’s side to provide the details of the MoU to Chennithala,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Let the central agencies probe everything related to the case. Chennithala should hand over to the investigating agencies if there is any evidence in his possession,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

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Ramesh Chennithala said : "I am astonished to hear that the chief minister did not know about the signing of an MoU. It was something that has happened under his ministry. Now even the ministers are saying they did not know about its signing," External link

asianage Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We are fully prepared. UDF and Congress stand united in this fight. We are sure Kerala will stand together to unseat this corrupt government,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We are fully prepared. UDF and Congress stand united in this fight. We are sure Kerala will stand together to unseat this corrupt government,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "Had I not exposed this fraudulent project, which was literally selling the 'seas' to this US firm, the Vijayan government would have done that. Documents have been released that this project was being talked about and discussed at the official and ministerial level starting from 2018 when Mercykutty visited the US. Later a few rounds of talks were held here, in which Vijayan, Jayarajan, Mercykutty and officials from the industry and EMCC officials took part. When they were caught red-handed, each one of them has been telling lies or their stock answer is, they don't remember. Is the Kerala cabinet including Vijayan suffering from Alzheimer's," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "Just look back, each time Vijayan was caught napping, be it in Sprinkler or gold smuggling case, he got away by putting the blame on the bureaucracy. Look, in this deep-sea controversial deal, he has again blamed the officials. I fail to understand that if Vijayan has no clue about anything that's happening in his department, then why is he sitting in the chair of the chief minister," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "We are organising two coastal rallies, one, starting from here and another starting from Kasargode and they will culminate at Kochi on March 7. We will expose the Vijayan government on this deal. Even though it has been cancelled, we demand a judicial probe into the entire sequence of events in this," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 26, 2021 1:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now fisheries minister J Mercy Kutty Amma is claiming that it's a fraudulent company. If the state has received such a report from the centre, then the fisheries principal secretary should release it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : “If the Opposition had not intervened, the Left Democratic Front government might have gone ahead with the project. When exposed, the Fisheries Minister is trying to accuse officials,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:39:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “In front of the huge crowd at #Vamanapuram we once again promise that we will: Implement NYAY [nyuntam aay yojana or minimum income scheme], Law for Sabarimala, No bill hospitals, insurance for all,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "If the LDF Government doesn't have any wrong intentions, why did they not cancel the two MoU's? Now the LDF Government is trying to put all the blame on the officials. I am challenging Pinarayi to come out with a comprehensive probe on the issue and Jayarajan can also probe on my role in raising the allegation" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : “Prasanth had worked under me and also under former union BJP minister, Alphons Kannanthanam. Pinarayi should explain whether he had held talks with EMCC International (India) Pvt Ltd CEO Gerenser. He had earlier claimed that he had not met the accused in the gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, but later remembered. CPM’s old campaign slogan was American Model Arabian Sea. But now what’s being witnessed is American ships are seen in Arabian Sea” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has opposed the formation of the Kerala Bank right from the beginning. It is an illegal entity. The government is destroying the cooperative movement in the State in the name of the Kerala Bank. If voted to power, we will disband the Kerala Bank,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has opposed the formation of the Kerala Bank right from the beginning. It is an illegal entity. The government is destroying the cooperative movement in the State in the name of the Kerala Bank. If voted to power, we will disband the Kerala Bank,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 12, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 12, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 10:59:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The Congress is planning an all India protest, if the prices of fuel continue to soar on an uncontrolled level," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Now, the crude oil price is far less than the half of UPA rates but the Narendra Modi-led government has increased the prices of petrol-diesel sky high," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The government considers the agitating youths as its enemies. The youth, who lost their patience, are agitating in front of the Secretariat. Look at the police rank list. It was frozen first following the University College stabbing case. Then COVID-19 stopped the appointments further,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The efforts to hush up the gold smuggling case shows the secret alliance between the BJP and the CPI(M). The investigation into the gold smuggling case has come to halt after the Chief Minister wrote to the Prime Minister,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “I have lodged a serious complaint against him to the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau for his attempt to engage some private international consultancy firm in the works and projects of water resources department in a highly irregular manner and my considered opinion is that only a person with impeccable integrity and infallible character should be appointed to this vital post,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Sudhakaran said he didn't make any abusive statement against the CM.When I enquired, it was true.I made a general statement in the matter when reporters asked me.He is a popular leader and an asset for the Congress party," External link

business-standard Friday, February 5, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “Is the State government willing to ask the Supreme Court to expedite the review petition regarding the Sabarimala issue,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Union government would enact a law to protect Ayyappa devotees’ rights and beliefs,” “Will the State leaders of the BJP take an initiative in this regard,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Even if cases are registered, we will continue with the Yatra,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Amit Shah ) : “What happened to those tall promises made by PM Modi and then party president Amit Shah?” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “Why does Vijayaraghavan (CPM state secretary in-charge) hate the Muslims so much? Why does he hate the IUML so much?” External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “WHEN Babri Masjid was demolished, there was no bloodshed in Kerala because of efforts of Panakkad Shihab Thangal,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, February 1, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Clean and good governance is the slogan that will be raised by the rally. We aim to forge an alliance of democratic, progressive and secular forces to regain the prosperity of Kerala that was lost in the five years’ rule of the LDF,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "Muslim League is the second-largest constituent in UDF. Hence, there was nothing unusual when Oommen Chandy and I visited Panakkad Hyderali Thangal. But, Vijayan and Vijayaraghavan are trying to portray such discussions as communal. Only those with a narrow mind can attribute communalism when parties of the same front hold discussion," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Congress and UDF have always tried to uphold secularism. CPM should refrain from its efforts to add fuel to the fire of communal hatred," External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "On certain instances like the flood, NIPAH virus and COVID-19, the Opposition rallied behind the LDF Government. It was the UDF who urged the state government to convene the Legislative Assembly session on Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. I also want to reiterate how the Opposition maintained its decorum where we never created bedlam in the Legislative Assembly by pushing down the Speaker's chair or other paraphernalia," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “While several potential investors were invited to the event, not a single rupee has been invested in the State yet. Despite its efforts to portray the State as an investor-friendly one, no major investment has been made during the LDF rule,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:39:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “While several potential investors were invited to the event, not a single rupee has been invested in the State yet. Despite its efforts to portray the State as an investor-friendly one, no major investment has been made during the LDF rule,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala wrote : "Condolences on the demise of senior malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. His dedication at work even at his old age is a testimony for his passion towards cinema. He will be fondly remembered for his roles," External link

dnaindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:45:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "He will be known as the most tainted Speaker in the history of Kerala Assembly," External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala argued : “Has there been any instance in the history of the Kerala Assembly where a Speaker is associated with smuggling allegations? Has any Speaker been accused of being friends with a smuggler? His relations with people accused of anti-national activities are under a shade of doubt. We brought this motion precisely because the Speaker has engaged in activities that do not fit the decency of the chair,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Usually before the elections, the party leadership calls such meetings to gauge the ground situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:06:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “This is just a draft report offering pointers to what our focus will be. The final manifesto will be prepared after collecting the opinion of the people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “This is just a draft report offering pointers to what our focus will be. The final manifesto will be prepared after collecting the opinion of the people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "If we are elected to power, we will implement the Nyay Yojna and Kerala will become the first state in the country to implement the same. Each deserving family will receive Rs 6,000 each. This scheme will help eradicate poverty from the state," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Mahatma Gandhi ) : “We have decided to envisage comprehensive development of the state where our thrust would be for clean and good governance where our aim is to ensure a corruption-free state government. The UDF will guarantee that all poor people will get Rs 6000 per month under the Nyay scheme. The manifesto will also ensure that the number of days and the remuneration towards the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act will be increased,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added ( about Shashi Tharoor ) : “Tharoor has informed that he will be associated with the preparations for the UDF’s election manifesto. He will be in Thiruvananthapuram by mid-February and before that we wish to garner maximum recommendations from people belonging to all walks of life,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "A criminal case should be registered against the MLA for threatening the poll officer who tried to stop the bogus voting," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “If the Speaker has nothing to hide, why is he trying to impede the Customs probe,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "We could not gain much in the corporations as we expected. But we fought well in the municipalities and the grama panchayats," External link

news18 Monday, January 4, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The police committed homicide in the name of eviction and implementation of court order. Despite the victims pleading that they would get a favourable order in half an hour, the police tried to forcibly evict them even without allowing them to complete their lunch,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “He has failed in implementing the first 100-day programme and now again he has come back with same tall promises, which he is never going to execute,” “The first cheating was made during Onam time by coming out with a 100-day prorgramme. Now he has chosen Christmas time to cheat the people again,” External link

timesofindia Friday, December 25, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “League has never interfered in KPCC affairs. This is a cheap tactic aimed at communal polarization,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "When compared with the 2015 local body polls, the UDF did better this time. It's true that the anti-government sentiments were not seen this time. We will address the failure in each panchayat and move forward after correcting the mistakes," External link

news18 Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We have faired well in the elections. Over 375 panchayats are with us. The BJP has proved to be a total failure in the state. Even after using all the influence of central agencies, the BJP failed. Yes, we had certain issues which we will address,” “The fight against the ‘anti-people’ policies of the central and state governments will be continued. When compared with the 2015 local body polls, the UDF did better this time. It’s true that the anti-government sentiments were not seen this time. We will address the failure in each panchayat and move forward after correcting the mistakes,” External link

india Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram,” External link

india Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram," External link

business-standard Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Other than in Pandalam and Palakkad, BJP has not made any impact in Kerala. We will look into the reasons behind loss of seats in Thiruvnanthapuram," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “More charges against him came out after the smuggling case surfaced. He splurged money using the provision that expenses of assembly should not be subjected to scrutiny. We suspect serious kickbacks in organising the Festival of Democracy programme, appointing consultants for assembly TV channel and in building modification projects” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala claimed : "This shows that people have come out in large numbers to vote against the Left government," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala claimed : “This shows that people have come out in large numbers to vote against the Left government,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “This is a pointer to the involvement of the political leadership of CPM,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Normally, a chief minister would have a prominent presence in local body polls. But here the chief minister is hiding in Cliff House,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “He should first familiarise himself with history before making remarks. If he is clueless on history, he should consult someone knowledgeable. Then he will get to know how the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (NTBR) got its name. It is an insult to Rajiv Gandhi’s memory to name RGCB after Golwalkar. If the RSS ideologue had any connection with biotechnology, he definitely did not utilise it for the development of his home state or the country,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who laid the foundation for modern India and encouraged the progress made by the country in the field of science and technology. What was the share of Golwalkar in thefield of science and technology in the country? The Centre should withdraw the move,” External link

Hindu Saturday, December 5, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a great leader who laid the foundation for modern India and encouraged the progress made by the country in the field of science and technology. What was the share of Golwalkar in thefield of science and technology in the country? The Centre should withdraw the move," External link

news18 Saturday, December 5, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The statement from the chief minister has made it clear that he has lost all trust in the finance minister,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The statement from the chief minister has made it clear that he has lost all trust in the finance minister,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The speaker will act only as per the directions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : "The speaker will act only as per the directions of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The finance minister is revolting against agencies which unearth corruption and other irregularities in his department. There's serious corruption in the KSFE. The chief minister should state whether the agency dropped the raids midway following the finance minister's criticism," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Biju Ramesh ) : “Vigilance had twice found that there was no evidence to prove the allegations levelled against me. However, Biju has come out with baseless statements against me and my wife and I have decided to take legal recourse,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The new section is aimed at silencing the media. The CPM and its government want to silence those who criticise them. The government wants to gag the press, which is exposing corruption and nepotism in governance. The CPM is sending the message that anyone who dares to speak against the government will be sent to jail” External link

expressindia Monday, November 23, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Ordinance is aimed at silencing those who will speak against the government in the coming elections. It is an irony that CPM was the first Political party to welcome the 2015 verdict by the Supreme Court which scrapped 66 A of the IT act 2000 and 118 D of the Kerala police act," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Ordinance is aimed at silencing those who will speak against the government in the coming elections. It is an irony that CPM was the first Political party to welcome the 2015 verdict by the Supreme Court which scrapped 66 A of the IT act 2000 and 118 D of the Kerala police act," External link

news18 Sunday, November 22, 2020 5:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "LDF government has troubled local bodies during Covid-19 outbreak and natural calamities. Though local bodies were placed at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19, they were not given enough funds. Local bodies were asked to spend from their own fund or plan funds. This led to a subsequent stagnation in development projects in all local bodies. If UDF comes to power, such situations won’t arise. We will make functioning of local bodies transparent," External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is nothing but a witch hunt. The central agencies have reached the CM’s office so the government will have to save its face somehow. We are not worried and we will take legal recourse to challenge the retrograde step,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The arrest of Ebrahimkunju is nothing but a bid to distract attention from the slew of corruption cases the LDF is currently facing. If not for the pressure from Pinarayi Vijayan, the former PWD minister would not have been arrested," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Thomas Isaac ) : "Isaac has been coming up with more false statements when he was caught red-handed after the CAG's press statement. Isaac should resign immediately as he has no right to continue in office after lying repeatedly," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Isaac has created history as this is the first time ever in the country where a finance minister has revealed the CAG's final report prior to it being tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The CAG's press release exposed Isaac. When Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was quizzed about the CAG's report, he behaved as if he lost his mental balance. Until Monday, Isaac was claiming that it was a draft report. Now, why did he confirm that it was the final report? I am surprised that the state's finance minister is not even aware whether a CAG report is a draft or final report," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "Pinarayi is ranting against the central agencies. He has never disowned his former principal secretary M Sivasankar and Swapna Suresh, the key accused in the gold smuggling case. There is no transparency on masala bonds. Isaac is very smart when it comes to quoting figures worth several crores. It should be recalled that even without KIIFB, the previous UDF government had implemented developmental projects in the state," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s decision to step down as CPM state secretary alone will not suffice. We want nothing short of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's resignation as he is the one who is embroiled in all the controversies. Isaac convened the presser to divert attention from the real issues. But we have already decided to challenge the government for training guns on the CAG," External link

newindianexpress Monday, November 16, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Issac has violated the basic tenants of law as how can a Minister reveal the contents of a CAG report, as it becomes a public document only when it's placed before the assembly. " External link

news18 Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “They fear auditing only because corruption has been found. This is akin to defaming and threatening a constitutional institution,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “never before in the history of the CPI-M have they been in such a position where the chief minister’s office was embroiled in various graft cases, including gold smuggling and other scams” External link

gulf-times Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “We have long been demanding that both Balakrishnan and Vijayan resign. Balakrishnan’s leave claims are a bluff as he has never sought leave before on occasions that he went to the US for treatment. It’s now Vijayan’s turn and it is better he quits immediately or else he will have to bow out in shame,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “The statement ED submitted in court is a summary of the underworld dealings happening in the chief minister’s office. As per that, CMO is the epicentre of all corruption in the state. The ED has also confirmed that CMO became a centre of smugglers and fraudsters,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “It has already become clear that there was influence from the CMO to release the smuggled gold that had reached the airport. Sivasankar was aware of the corrupt deals behind Life Mission. All secrets behind major projects were leaked by Sivasankar to Swapna Suresh. Projects like Life Mission and K-FON were partnership deals between Sivasankar and Swapna,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala wrote : “The speaker has unnecessarily dragged the ethics committee of the assembly into this. He is trying to protect the interests of state government. I register my strong protest against this,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Chief Minister ) : "He might have received indications that the probe by the central agencies will reach his office. The Chief Minister himself had given good certificates to the agencies. But now the true colours of the chief minister and his party have now come out as they have been cornered by the probe agencies," External link

news18 Monday, November 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged : “citadel, closed to all but gold smugglers and commission agents” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “tool in the hands of Mr. Vijayan” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The party is in shambles after the four-and-a-half- year-long rule of Pinarayi Vijayan. It is the chief minister who is the prime accused in the gold smuggling case and all other related matters. Both the party and the government are under the scanner," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The game plan of Vijayan is to place the crime on Sivasankar who is now arrested and named fifth accused, but the news is that more officials attached to Vijayan's office will also be in the dock. Today Vijayan is trying to blame Sivasankar for all his woes, but the truth is both Vijayan and his party are in a shambles," "Starting with the Sprinklr controversy, Sivasankar's hands are there in every corrupt deal which includes the Bev Q App, Pamba sand mining, E-mobility and Life Mission and all these has had the blessings of Vijayan" External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "The CPI-M party organ had come out with a news item that I was given 5 i-phones by Swapna Suresh (prime accused in the gold smuggling case). I gave a written complaint to the state police chief but no action has been taken. Now the news is that one of the phone was given to Sivasankar and the most expensive phone was given to another high profile person. Everything around Vijayan's office smells bad and he has no moral or ethical right to remain in power," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Necessarily withdrawal of prosecution of such offences is against public interest and public peace and consent for withdrawing prosecution of such offences cannot be granted mere asking" External link

news18 Friday, October 30, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Look what’s happening, Vijayan’s office is in the midst of gold smuggling, while Balakrishnan’s home is a den of narcotics,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The CPI-M in Kerala is now in custody. First the secretary to Vijayan Sivasankar was arrested by ED, now CPI-M party secretary’s son has been arrested by ED in a narcotics case. Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Look what’s happening, Vijayan’s office is in the midst of gold smuggling, while Balakrishnan’s home is a den of narcotics,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It seems all crimes lead to the CPI(M) or the CMO,” External link

Hindu Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The epicentre of all corrupt practices is Vijayan and his office and hence if he has any scruples left, he should quit. The ED taking custody of his closest aide is more than enough to clear the doubts, of what all was happening under Vijayan. No Chief Minister of our state has come to such a tight spot," External link

news18 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is worse than the Hathras case in Uttar Pradesh. People who shed tears are ignoring two murders that happened in their own backyard. It is sad the mother is forced to begin another round of stir,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, October 27, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala told : “There is no difference between Hathras and Walayar. Both are examples of state-sponsored extremism. Kerala must stand together against such extremism. This family must get justice. Their protest deserves importance. It was unfortunate that the minister for SC/ST welfare recently visited the area, but did not meet the family. And he’s asking why are they protesting?” External link

expressindia Monday, October 26, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The State government’s decision to entrust cooperative societies with paddy procurement in place of mills has already destroyed large quantities of paddy. Harvested paddy is lying in fields. The thulavarsham (northeast monsoon) is set to begin in the next couple of days. This will result in total crop loss,” External link

thehindu Monday, October 26, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The State government’s decision to entrust cooperative societies with paddy procurement in place of mills has already destroyed large quantities of paddy. Harvested paddy is lying in fields. The thulavarsham (northeast monsoon) is set to begin in the next couple of days. This will result in total crop loss,” External link

Hindu Monday, October 26, 2020 6:24:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "The report that I made a comment that Rahul Gandhi neednotexpress his opinion in regional matters, is baseless. Gandhi is a national leader.His opinions are not regionalised.His perspective is from a national level. What I meant was his opinion should be seen like that," External link

news18 Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The assessment of the union minister is the true reflection of the situation in the state and the opposition has also been raising the same issue. The state government had completely failed in fighting Covid-19. Other than the daily press conferences of the CM in the evening, there was no systematic action to fight the pandemic," External link

timesofindia Monday, October 19, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The assessment of the union minister is the true reflection of the situation in the state and theOpposition has also been raising the same issue. The state government had completely failed in fighting COVID-19. Other than the daily press conferences of the CM in the evening, there was no systematic action to fight the pandemic," External link

business-standard Monday, October 19, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Kerala has failed in Covid-control measures. To artificially show that the state is effectively managing the situation, all cases are not detected and the number of tests is not increased,” External link

expressindia Monday, October 19, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri need not apologize to me, but he owes it to the people of Kerala. I went to attend the programme as per the invitation solicited to me. But I will go ahead with the legal notice slapped on Santhosh Eapen and will wait for 15 days until he responds to it. If not, I will file a defamation suit against him,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : “There has been a total failure in Covid monitoring and with things going out of hand, Vijayan, who used to conduct daily press meetings, has now gone missing. This government has failed miserably,” External link

gulf-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The Supreme Court has ruled that the demolition of the Babri Masjid was a criminal offense and violation of law and order. Yet the prosecution's failure to prove it is a serious lapse. The verdict is as tragic as the demolition of the mosque," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked ( about Chief Minister ) : "If the state government was planning such an ordinance, the Congress would approach the Governor and request him not to sign it. Why is the Chief Minister planning to block the CBI?" External link

news18 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "Another complete lockdown is not a practical solution. We need to make sure that local bodies are effectively engaged in the (COVID-19) mitigation process. The state government should also ensure that there are enough ICU, ventilator facilities in the state, " External link

news18 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Being a responsible political party, the UDF has no worry in taking the decision to suspend all the public agitations when the state itself is going through a worst phase of pandemic” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "In view of the rising number of covid-19 cases in the state, the UDF has decided to halt mass agitations against the state government," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The government has miserably failed in tackling the pandemic due to mismanagement. Now don't blame us and our protests.We are stopping it from today," External link

outlookindia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “The UDF has been urging the state government to increase the number of COVID-19 tests. Once the test numbers were increased, there has been a huge surge in cases. We have also decided to postpone the protest to be held on November 5 in all the Assembly constituencies. The Opposition will render all support to the LDF government in whatever decision they take to curb COVID-19,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The vigilance probe ordered by the LDF government is nothing but a damp squib. The way in which the vigilance investigation team had seized the files from the Secretariat on the sly under the cover of darkness is dubious. When did the Secretariat become a centre of the underworld? If there are no anomalies in the Life Mission scam, why should they fear a CBI probe? Kodiyeri is questioning the reliability of the central agencies for fear of the investigators leading the probe to his son,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, the UDF has decided to halt mass agitations against the state government," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The government has miserably failed in tackling the pandemic due to mismanagement. Now don't blame us and our protests. We are stopping it from today," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "This is the biggest corruption which Kerala has ever seen," External link

news18 Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “These bills will transform Indian farmers into mere serfs of the corporates. The unilateral manner in which the BJP government has attempted to enact these laws will have far-reaching ramifications for the agriculture sector,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kaur Badal ) : “Farmers will be left at the mercy of the corporates. One Union Minister (Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal) has already quit over the bills. Protests against the Bills are gaining strength in the north Indian States. There is every need to put up a solid resistance against the Bills,” External link

thehindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “These bills will transform Indian farmers into mere serfs of the corporates. The unilateral manner in which the BJP government has attempted to enact these laws will have far-reaching ramifications for the agriculture sector,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kaur Badal ) : “Farmers will be left at the mercy of the corporates. One Union Minister (Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal) has already quit over the bills. Protests against the Bills are gaining strength in the north Indian States. There is every need to put up a solid resistance against the Bills,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Today we lost a blessed soul, one who touched millions of hearts through his soulful songs and extraordinary personality” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is time for the CM to quit before the CBI comes knocking at his doors,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, September 25, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : "I had given two letters to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking the details on the MoU on the Life Mission project. I did not hear from him for more than 45 days and on the day when I gave the resignation, he sent the documents. Why can't the LDF government upload the documents on the website of Life Mission and the local bodies?" External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is more than 45 days since the controversy on the Life Mission arose and still the Chief Minister is keeping mum. It is clear from the way in which Pinarayi Vijayan has been evading the questions of the media that there is something fishy. The Opposition will not cooperate with the vigilance probe,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : “Pinarayi and finance minister Thomas Isaac should withdraw their decision on the salary challenge and instead take the Opposition into confidence in demanding the pending installments of the GST. Also, a Covid relief package should be demanded from the Centre. The Opposition has no qualms in joining for a common cause to help the state which would only alleviate the burden from the government employees facing a cash crunch,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Balakrishnan was mum when there were allegations against chief minister’s office in the gold smuggling case. But, when his son’s name was linked with gold smuggling and drug trafficking cases, he is playing communal card to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "The LDF government has no right to continue in office. Pinarayi should step down and seek the peoples' mandate. NIA, an agency which probes terror related cases, is now interrogating Jaleel. Jaleel should step down at least as a saving grace. This is the first time in the history of the state such an incident happened. UDF will intensify its protest demanding the ouster of the government," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “It is the first time in the history of the State that a minister is being interrogated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). It is a disgrace to the entire State. The government should resign and face fresh polls,” External link

thehindu Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “The chief minister is keeping a studied silence. He is protecting minister K T Jaleel , which is raising several suspicions. Minister A K Balan says Jaleel was questioned by the ED as a private person and not as a minister. Will the government be ready to come clean on all these controversies,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "My words, even if misinterpreted and taken out of context, should not cause the slightest pain to women. While answering a question at yesterday's press conference, I realised that there was an unintentional reference from my side which I had not thought through. I have worked so long with political conviction and such a reference should not have happened. I withdraw my reference and express my regret," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala added : "You are all spreading lies saying he is a member of NGO association and part of Congress but my information is that he is part of the NGO Union (Left affiliated)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “even though my words were misinterpreted out of context, I would like to make sure that it should not cause even the slightest difficulty in the minds of women” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “After listening again to my answer to the question posed in yesterday’s press conference, it has occurred to me that I uttered a statement without the slightest intention to do so. I have worked all these years with the political conviction that such a statement should not come from me. Nevertheless, I withdraw my words and express my sincerest apology,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : “Is it written somewhere that only DYFI (CPI-M youth wing) workers can sexually abuse women? It’s all lies that the accused belongs to the Congress party or anything,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said : "even though my words were misinterpreted out of context, I would like to make sure that it should not cause even the slightest difficulty in the minds of women" External link

nampa Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Jose K Mani ) : "We have kept them (Jose K Mani faction) away from the UDF meeting because they failed to honour a seat-sharing agreement.But the faction betrayed and took an independent decision against the Front during the Assembly session. However, we didn't take any action.Even during the no-confidence motion in the Assembly, their MLAs, who won as part of the UDF, left the Assembly betraying the Front. We feel that If K M Mani was alive, he would not have allowed such moves which amount to backstabbing the Front," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:47:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala asked : “What’s happening in the state? The CMO is supporting the smuggling mafia while the CPM state secretary’s residence supports drug rackets. Why is the CPM state secretary silent on the same?” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 5, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “It is a serious issue. What is the link between the gold smuggling case and drug trafficking case and how is the drug trafficking case accused connected with Balakrishnan’s son? All these things should be investigated,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader10.22%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
senior congress leader0.13%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
home minister52.36%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
minister4.34%EN09/28/201728/09/2017
former industries minister0.51%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
chief1.66%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
governor0.13%EN03/03/201703/03/2017
former home minister1.40%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
chief secretary0.51%EN02/15/201715/02/2017
chairman0.51%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
legislature party leader0.26%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
opposition congress leader0.13%EN08/06/201606/08/2016
state home minister1.40%EN07/21/201621/07/2016
ancien ministre de l’ intérieur0.13%FR07/19/201619/07/2016
député0.13%FR07/19/201619/07/2016
president18.01%EN02/23/201523/02/2015
minister for home1.28%EN02/01/201501/02/2015
home minister3.32%SA09/10/201410/09/2014
kerala pradesh congress committee president3.58%EN11/20/201320/11/2013
Names Lang Count
Ramesh ChennithalaEN86.31%
Ramesh ChennithalaEU13.25%
Ramesh ChennithalaSA0.33%
Ramesh ChennithalaFR0.11%


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Pinarai Vijayan said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : "Even Ramesh Chennithala had to change his stance in the matter.People of the state very well know my lifestyle," External link

business-standard Friday, February 5, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “The government is trying to divert attention from various controversies surrounding it. It is also aimed at targeting Mr. Chennithala, who had been exposing many wrong-doings of the government,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Biju Ramesh said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “When I was set to give a statement under CrPC Section 164, Chennithala’s wife pleaded not to create trouble for her husband. After that, Ramesh called and requested me not to reveal his name while giving my statement and I did not mention his name. He was the home minister then,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Pinarai Vijayan said ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “The copy of the MoU between LIFE Mission and Red Crescent has been given to whoever had asked for it through Right to Information (RTI) application. However, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala had demanded that the documents pertaining to the LIFE Mission Wadakkanchery scheme should be publicised. The government is ready for any probe on this. There will not be any lapses from the government’s side to provide the details of the MoU to Chennithala,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Let the central agencies probe everything related to the case. Chennithala should hand over to the investigating agencies if there is any evidence in his possession,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT