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Oommen Chandy said : “The Kappan issue has been referred to the next UDF meeting. There is no difference of opinion about Kappan’s entry into UDF,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “What the chief minister is saying about the placements made during his tenure is not the exact number of people who have joined the service. But it is the number of advice memos which the PSC had sent to the candidates who are in the rank lists,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “What the chief minister is saying about the placements made during his tenure is not the exact number of people who have joined the service. But it is the number of advice memos which the PSC had sent to the candidates who are in the rank lists,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The government should withdraw its earlier affidavit and apologize to devotees for hurting their sentiments. Its position complicated the issue and it tried to enforce the verdict with brute force. It is time for the government to approach the court for a final decision,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy said : “We need to know whether the government is ready to respect the sentiments of the people,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “We need to know whether the government is ready to respect the sentiments of the people,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy asked : "That is not the truth. The last five years was a waste as neither the people nor the state gained anything during the Left rule. What is the development they are claiming?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "It is the KPCC leadership and Congress high command which will take a call on the candidature. Puthupally has been a constant factor in my life and there will be no change in it," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy asked ( about Kerala Congress ) : "The LDF has been in power in Kerala for five years and they have not been able to prove any allegation against us. Now they are trying to ally with powers at the Centre. We are not against any probe. Despite a case registered under non-bailable section based on a complaint in 2018, why has the state government not taken any action till now? " External link

news18 Monday, January 25, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about India Congress Committee ) : “The political import of the CBI case is not lost on the people. It is an attempt to tarnish the Congress on the eve of the elections. The cynical attempt to cast a slur on opposition leaders would backfire on the government,” External link

thehindu Monday, January 25, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy told : "Let CBI investigate. The Left front, which had unleashed major agitation over the solar issue in the state, could not do anything in the past five years," External link

newindianexpress Monday, January 25, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “Our manifesto will reflect people’s aspirations and emotions. It will set the tone for the poll,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Manmohan Singh ) : “Later, then Manmohan Singh government had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for it. In my last term, we also sanctioned land for the institute. Do not know what is the significance of this new name of one who has had no role at all. This shows that if one has power, they will go to any extent to do anything,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:58:00 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

Oommen Chandy said : “Look at those who are raising the allegations. The same people who sought the help of the WPI during the last elections and took out a victory march along with them,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy said : “The LDF Government prepared its report on Silverline Rail Project without giving proper thoughts which saw the Niti Aayog rejecting it. The Railway Board, the union finance and the union environment ministries had not given green signal to the impractical project,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “He was well aware of the politics here and had good contacts with social organizations. He was instrumental in keeping UDF together whenever there was difference in opinion,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "This is nothing but politically motivated as all know that the Vijayan government is cornered not just on allegations, but on facts. It was under my tenure that 70 per cent of the work on this flyover was completed and 30 per cent of the work was done under this government and when they inaugurated it, they claimed it as their achievement," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The Congress has been asking all non-BJP States to reject the farm laws and amend them like the Punjab and Rajasthan governments, and our leader Rahul Gandhi had been visiting many States to stand for the farmers’ rights and bring awareness among them on the dangers of the three laws enacted recently. This is one of the nation-wide agitations,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The Congress has been asking all non-BJP States to reject the farm laws and amend them like the Punjab and Rajasthan governments, and our leader Rahul Gandhi had been visiting many States to stand for the farmers’ rights and bring awareness among them on the dangers of the three laws enacted recently. This is one of the nation-wide agitations,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : “The test positivity ratio which should be around 5% today in Kerala stands at 14.56%. Both Vijayan and Shailaja have been blaming the Congress-led UDF for the spread, as we were protesting. But the fact of the matter is, Shailaja in August had predicted that Kerala will see daily cases spike to 10,000. When she said that Kerala never had protests of the Congress. And today as predicted by her, the cases have spiked like never before and they are blaming us for it,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy told : "Public is my book. I am arriving at decisions by not reading books or discussing it with intellectuals. My knowledge comes from my discussions with common people. I got more opportunities in public service than I deserve. If I have completed 50 years, it owes a lot to the opportunities I received," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, September 18, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy told : "Public is my book. I am arriving at decisions by not reading books or discussing it with intellectuals. My knowledge comes from my discussions with common people. I got more opportunities in public service than I deserve. If I have completed 50 years, it owes a lot to the opportunities I received," External link

news18 Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "As party secretary, Pinarayi Vijayayan had handed over compensation to the family members of party workers who lost their lives in the blast. At the time, he had maintained that they had sacrificed their lives for the party," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 14, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “It was a triangular fight. At the time, Union minister Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed had come to Kerala for campaigning and he was brought to Puthuppally for attending a convention. With the help of a few KSU and Youth Congress workers, we managed to organize a convention, which was the turning point of my career,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “The decisions were being taken at government-level but they were not getting implemented at the grassroots level. People were not getting the benefits and hence I decided to act. People are supreme and government decisions have to reach them. That is why I went ahead with accepting complaints directly from people. Just about only 18 lakh people were receiving their welfare pensions, and their numbers went up to 34 lakh,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “It is the party that decides who has to contest or not,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy repeated : "The party decides everything... everything is decided by the party high command," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "In 78 of these murders CPI-M workers are accused, BJP for 39 other parties 7, while the Congress is accused in just one case. However the maximum killings are attributed to BJP at 52, CPI-M at 46, Congress 19 and others 7," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "During 1996-2001, when the Left ruled, Kannur district witnessed 30 murders and it came down to 10 when the UDF ruled from 2001-06. Likewise it rose to 30 during 2006-11, when the Left returned to power, only to see the numbers again coming down to 11 when the UDF was in office from 2011-16," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “A government should never take sides, as far as religious beliefs are concerned. We should follow the court verdict. But this does not mean one should rush to bring people from their homes to implement the verdict,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The government is spending Rs 2.5 crore for printing brochures hailing its achievements in three presses. Around 74 lakh copies of the brochure 'Subhiksham Bhadram Surakshitham' meant to be distributed during the CPM's house visits are being prepared with government money," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 29, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This is a shame to Kerala and a deep insult to our diaspora, who for long have been the backbone of the state's economy. They are arriving, buying their own tickets and then adding insult to injury, they are asked to pay for the quarantine, is simply not acceptable and it has to be reconsidered," External link

news18 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The fourth estate is the pillar of democracy and attempts to suppress the media by the government is extremely worrying. I join all democratic-minded citizens in strongly condemning such attempts to muzzle the media by the government, " External link

business-standard Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "People still admire the Congress, we have to prepare plans according to their wishes and win back their support," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The agenda is to invite other state lotteries and thereby increase the revenue of the state through this. Already there is a favourable verdict from the high court for other state lotteries to do business in the state. Hence by increasing the prices of state lotteries, the other state lotteries will thrive in ,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 10, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The ongoing agitations are to protect our democratic values and secular credentials. Hence, we cannot lose the battle against the challenge which has been thrown open by BJP and Sangh Parivar,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “If the agitation fails, then it would mean that the 130 crore people of the country have lost their battle. Our democracy and secularism cannot be surrendered before Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. They have come up with the Act with an aim to communally divide the country,” “People have the right to dissent. But Modi-Shah combine is silencing dissenting voices using police, which is totally unjustifiable,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy added ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “His words and actions do not suit the position he holds. No governor in the country has come out supporting CAA like Khan. He has more enthusiasm than BJP leaders,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Kochi Metro ) : “The LDF government has done nothing other than finishing the projects started by the United Democratic Front (UDF) government. It was UDF that implemented project to resolve water crisis in coastal belt. We initiated the Kochi Metro and Kannur airport projects,” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The police failed to arrest those involved even 35 days after Nousahad was killed. It was a pre-planned, gruesome murder. But the police could neither arrest the people who planned it nor those who executed it. It shows the inefficiency of the police,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy told ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : "Sushma Swaraj was a modern public servant. She was very concerned about the problems connecting with common people. She did everything to save the Malyali nexus. We will never forget her," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : “Our friendship started when Sushma Swaraj and I were ministers of housing at Haryana and Kerala respectively in 1977. She had heard about the Chengalchoola housing project during its first phase and visited the state to see the model project,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : “Our friendship started when Sushma Swaraj and I were ministers of housing at Haryana and Kerala respectively in 1977. She had heard about the Chengalchoola housing project during its first phase and visited the state to see the model project,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This result was a foregone conclusion, as of right from the day his name was announced, we could sense that the people in Wayanad had accepted him. His visits to the constituency... first when he came to file his nomination and then for a day's campaign, really made every Congress worker excited," External link

mid-day Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "His presence as a candidate boosted the confidence of all the candidates and that's one reason, why we could register such a huge victory in Kerala," External link

mid-day Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This result was a foregone conclusion, as of right from the day his name was announced, we could sense that the people in Wayanad had accepted him. His visits to the constituency... first when he came to file his nomination and then for a day's campaign, really made every Congress worker excited," External link

mid-day Friday, May 24, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "His presence as a candidate boosted the confidence of all the candidates and that's one reason, why we could register such a huge victory in Kerala," External link

mid-day Friday, May 24, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Jose K Mani ) : “The UDF government could also release the DA for government employees without any arrears. Even though, Teachers’ Bank was an initiative that caused a huge financial burden for the government, Mani could well manage it,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 20, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Commission ) : “The Election Commission had registered 5.5 lakh new voters belonging to 18-19 age group after 2018 alone. However, the final voters' list showed an increase of only 1.32 lakh voters. The growth from the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to 2016 Assembly elections was 17.5 lakh. This shows that the growth of voters in this election is not proportionate as found in previous elections,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Ravi Shankar ) : "He (Ravi Shankar) is a symbol of peace and tolerance and makes the world a better place," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : “Gandhi really wanted to visit the shrine and perform the ritual at Papanasini, where his father’s ashes were immersed,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "Gandhi really wanted to visit the shrine and perform the ritual at Papanasini, where his father's ashes were immersed," External link

mid-day Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "We all wish for that and would request him to retain Wayanad. It is up to him to take a final call," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The affidavit said the SLDC's website showed that the outflow from Idukki dam was 390 million cubic metre on August 15, 2018. But now, the website shows the figure as 111.24 MCM," "It is important to know the exact figure. If it was 390 MCM, the outflow was 45 lakh litre per second. And if 111.24 MCM, the outflow would be 13 lakh litre per second," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The people were more angered when the leader refused to withdraw his comment" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT



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Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “You said Oommen Chandy spoke for five-and-a-half hours when no confidence motion was moved in 2005. It was a three-day debate during which 20 hours were allotted for debate. Five hours and 15 minutes was taken by 10 ministers to answer allegations against them. Chandy only spoke for one hour and 45 minutes and all these are part of assembly documents,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “You said Oommen Chandy spoke for five-and-a-half hours when no confidence motion was moved in 2005. It was a three-day debate during which 20 hours were allotted for debate. Five hours and 15 minutes was taken by 10 ministers to answer allegations against them. Chandy only spoke for one hour and 45 minutes and all these are part of assembly documents,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan asked ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “In the solar case, the victim levelled serious allegations directly against the then CM Oommen Chandy and ministers. One businessman revealed that he paid the money as directed by the CM. Did anything like that happen now?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

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Oommen Chandy said : “The Kappan issue has been referred to the next UDF meeting. There is no difference of opinion about Kappan’s entry into UDF,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “What the chief minister is saying about the placements made during his tenure is not the exact number of people who have joined the service. But it is the number of advice memos which the PSC had sent to the candidates who are in the rank lists,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “What the chief minister is saying about the placements made during his tenure is not the exact number of people who have joined the service. But it is the number of advice memos which the PSC had sent to the candidates who are in the rank lists,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The government should withdraw its earlier affidavit and apologize to devotees for hurting their sentiments. Its position complicated the issue and it tried to enforce the verdict with brute force. It is time for the government to approach the court for a final decision,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy said : “We need to know whether the government is ready to respect the sentiments of the people,” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “We need to know whether the government is ready to respect the sentiments of the people,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy asked : "That is not the truth. The last five years was a waste as neither the people nor the state gained anything during the Left rule. What is the development they are claiming?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : "It is the KPCC leadership and Congress high command which will take a call on the candidature. Puthupally has been a constant factor in my life and there will be no change in it," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, January 30, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy asked ( about Kerala Congress ) : "The LDF has been in power in Kerala for five years and they have not been able to prove any allegation against us. Now they are trying to ally with powers at the Centre. We are not against any probe. Despite a case registered under non-bailable section based on a complaint in 2018, why has the state government not taken any action till now? " External link

news18 Monday, January 25, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about India Congress Committee ) : “The political import of the CBI case is not lost on the people. It is an attempt to tarnish the Congress on the eve of the elections. The cynical attempt to cast a slur on opposition leaders would backfire on the government,” External link

thehindu Monday, January 25, 2021 10:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy told : "Let CBI investigate. The Left front, which had unleashed major agitation over the solar issue in the state, could not do anything in the past five years," External link

newindianexpress Monday, January 25, 2021 5:14:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “Our manifesto will reflect people’s aspirations and emotions. It will set the tone for the poll,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Manmohan Singh ) : “Later, then Manmohan Singh government had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for it. In my last term, we also sanctioned land for the institute. Do not know what is the significance of this new name of one who has had no role at all. This shows that if one has power, they will go to any extent to do anything,” External link

india Saturday, December 5, 2020 6:58:00 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

Oommen Chandy said : “Look at those who are raising the allegations. The same people who sought the help of the WPI during the last elections and took out a victory march along with them,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy said : “The LDF Government prepared its report on Silverline Rail Project without giving proper thoughts which saw the Niti Aayog rejecting it. The Railway Board, the union finance and the union environment ministries had not given green signal to the impractical project,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “He was well aware of the politics here and had good contacts with social organizations. He was instrumental in keeping UDF together whenever there was difference in opinion,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : "This is nothing but politically motivated as all know that the Vijayan government is cornered not just on allegations, but on facts. It was under my tenure that 70 per cent of the work on this flyover was completed and 30 per cent of the work was done under this government and when they inaugurated it, they claimed it as their achievement," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The Congress has been asking all non-BJP States to reject the farm laws and amend them like the Punjab and Rajasthan governments, and our leader Rahul Gandhi had been visiting many States to stand for the farmers’ rights and bring awareness among them on the dangers of the three laws enacted recently. This is one of the nation-wide agitations,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The Congress has been asking all non-BJP States to reject the farm laws and amend them like the Punjab and Rajasthan governments, and our leader Rahul Gandhi had been visiting many States to stand for the farmers’ rights and bring awareness among them on the dangers of the three laws enacted recently. This is one of the nation-wide agitations,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:42:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Pinarai Vijayan ) : “The test positivity ratio which should be around 5% today in Kerala stands at 14.56%. Both Vijayan and Shailaja have been blaming the Congress-led UDF for the spread, as we were protesting. But the fact of the matter is, Shailaja in August had predicted that Kerala will see daily cases spike to 10,000. When she said that Kerala never had protests of the Congress. And today as predicted by her, the cases have spiked like never before and they are blaming us for it,” External link

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

Oommen Chandy told : "Public is my book. I am arriving at decisions by not reading books or discussing it with intellectuals. My knowledge comes from my discussions with common people. I got more opportunities in public service than I deserve. If I have completed 50 years, it owes a lot to the opportunities I received," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, September 18, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy told : "Public is my book. I am arriving at decisions by not reading books or discussing it with intellectuals. My knowledge comes from my discussions with common people. I got more opportunities in public service than I deserve. If I have completed 50 years, it owes a lot to the opportunities I received," External link

news18 Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "As party secretary, Pinarayi Vijayayan had handed over compensation to the family members of party workers who lost their lives in the blast. At the time, he had maintained that they had sacrificed their lives for the party," External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 14, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “It was a triangular fight. At the time, Union minister Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed had come to Kerala for campaigning and he was brought to Puthuppally for attending a convention. With the help of a few KSU and Youth Congress workers, we managed to organize a convention, which was the turning point of my career,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “The decisions were being taken at government-level but they were not getting implemented at the grassroots level. People were not getting the benefits and hence I decided to act. People are supreme and government decisions have to reach them. That is why I went ahead with accepting complaints directly from people. Just about only 18 lakh people were receiving their welfare pensions, and their numbers went up to 34 lakh,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “It is the party that decides who has to contest or not,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy repeated : "The party decides everything... everything is decided by the party high command," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "In 78 of these murders CPI-M workers are accused, BJP for 39 other parties 7, while the Congress is accused in just one case. However the maximum killings are attributed to BJP at 52, CPI-M at 46, Congress 19 and others 7," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "During 1996-2001, when the Left ruled, Kannur district witnessed 30 murders and it came down to 10 when the UDF ruled from 2001-06. Likewise it rose to 30 during 2006-11, when the Left returned to power, only to see the numbers again coming down to 11 when the UDF was in office from 2011-16," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy says : “A government should never take sides, as far as religious beliefs are concerned. We should follow the court verdict. But this does not mean one should rush to bring people from their homes to implement the verdict,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The government is spending Rs 2.5 crore for printing brochures hailing its achievements in three presses. Around 74 lakh copies of the brochure 'Subhiksham Bhadram Surakshitham' meant to be distributed during the CPM's house visits are being prepared with government money," External link

timesofindia Friday, May 29, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This is a shame to Kerala and a deep insult to our diaspora, who for long have been the backbone of the state's economy. They are arriving, buying their own tickets and then adding insult to injury, they are asked to pay for the quarantine, is simply not acceptable and it has to be reconsidered," External link

news18 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The fourth estate is the pillar of democracy and attempts to suppress the media by the government is extremely worrying. I join all democratic-minded citizens in strongly condemning such attempts to muzzle the media by the government, " External link

business-standard Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "People still admire the Congress, we have to prepare plans according to their wishes and win back their support," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The agenda is to invite other state lotteries and thereby increase the revenue of the state through this. Already there is a favourable verdict from the high court for other state lotteries to do business in the state. Hence by increasing the prices of state lotteries, the other state lotteries will thrive in ,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 10, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The ongoing agitations are to protect our democratic values and secular credentials. Hence, we cannot lose the battle against the challenge which has been thrown open by BJP and Sangh Parivar,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “If the agitation fails, then it would mean that the 130 crore people of the country have lost their battle. Our democracy and secularism cannot be surrendered before Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. They have come up with the Act with an aim to communally divide the country,” “People have the right to dissent. But Modi-Shah combine is silencing dissenting voices using police, which is totally unjustifiable,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy added ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “His words and actions do not suit the position he holds. No governor in the country has come out supporting CAA like Khan. He has more enthusiasm than BJP leaders,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Kochi Metro ) : “The LDF government has done nothing other than finishing the projects started by the United Democratic Front (UDF) government. It was UDF that implemented project to resolve water crisis in coastal belt. We initiated the Kochi Metro and Kannur airport projects,” External link

Hindu Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:47:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : “The police failed to arrest those involved even 35 days after Nousahad was killed. It was a pre-planned, gruesome murder. But the police could neither arrest the people who planned it nor those who executed it. It shows the inefficiency of the police,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy told ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : "Sushma Swaraj was a modern public servant. She was very concerned about the problems connecting with common people. She did everything to save the Malyali nexus. We will never forget her," External link

business-standard Wednesday, August 7, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : “Our friendship started when Sushma Swaraj and I were ministers of housing at Haryana and Kerala respectively in 1977. She had heard about the Chengalchoola housing project during its first phase and visited the state to see the model project,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:15:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Sushma Swaraj ) : “Our friendship started when Sushma Swaraj and I were ministers of housing at Haryana and Kerala respectively in 1977. She had heard about the Chengalchoola housing project during its first phase and visited the state to see the model project,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This result was a foregone conclusion, as of right from the day his name was announced, we could sense that the people in Wayanad had accepted him. His visits to the constituency... first when he came to file his nomination and then for a day's campaign, really made every Congress worker excited," External link

mid-day Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "His presence as a candidate boosted the confidence of all the candidates and that's one reason, why we could register such a huge victory in Kerala," External link

mid-day Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "This result was a foregone conclusion, as of right from the day his name was announced, we could sense that the people in Wayanad had accepted him. His visits to the constituency... first when he came to file his nomination and then for a day's campaign, really made every Congress worker excited," External link

mid-day Friday, May 24, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "His presence as a candidate boosted the confidence of all the candidates and that's one reason, why we could register such a huge victory in Kerala," External link

mid-day Friday, May 24, 2019 5:22:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Jose K Mani ) : “The UDF government could also release the DA for government employees without any arrears. Even though, Teachers’ Bank was an initiative that caused a huge financial burden for the government, Mani could well manage it,” External link

Hindu Monday, May 20, 2019 9:35:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Commission ) : “The Election Commission had registered 5.5 lakh new voters belonging to 18-19 age group after 2018 alone. However, the final voters' list showed an increase of only 1.32 lakh voters. The growth from the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to 2016 Assembly elections was 17.5 lakh. This shows that the growth of voters in this election is not proportionate as found in previous elections,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:58:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Ravi Shankar ) : "He (Ravi Shankar) is a symbol of peace and tolerance and makes the world a better place," External link

business-standard Sunday, May 5, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : “Gandhi really wanted to visit the shrine and perform the ritual at Papanasini, where his father’s ashes were immersed,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:39:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy added : "Gandhi really wanted to visit the shrine and perform the ritual at Papanasini, where his father's ashes were immersed," External link

mid-day Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:19:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "We all wish for that and would request him to retain Wayanad. It is up to him to take a final call," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The affidavit said the SLDC's website showed that the outflow from Idukki dam was 390 million cubic metre on August 15, 2018. But now, the website shows the figure as 111.24 MCM," "It is important to know the exact figure. If it was 390 MCM, the outflow was 45 lakh litre per second. And if 111.24 MCM, the outflow would be 13 lakh litre per second," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Oommen Chandy said : "The people were more angered when the leader refused to withdraw his comment" External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 5, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief minister99.34%EN12/04/201304/12/2013
premier0.13%IT03/06/201206/03/2012
minister0.13%DA07/05/201105/07/2011
opposition leader0.40%EN04/27/201127/04/2011
Names Lang Count
Oommen ChandyEN51.06%
Oommen ChandyEU15.77%
Oommen ChandyFR15.77%
Oommen ChandyDE15.77%
Oommen ChandySA1.18%
Ommen ChandyEN0.45%


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Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Oommen Chandy said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “Now, the LDF convener alleges that Oommen Chandy had taken bribe to extend these lists. I am challenging him to prove his allegation. If he can bring at least one candidate who have given bribe to extend the list, then I am ready to end this job,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “You said Oommen Chandy spoke for five-and-a-half hours when no confidence motion was moved in 2005. It was a three-day debate during which 20 hours were allotted for debate. Five hours and 15 minutes was taken by 10 ministers to answer allegations against them. Chandy only spoke for one hour and 45 minutes and all these are part of assembly documents,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “You said Oommen Chandy spoke for five-and-a-half hours when no confidence motion was moved in 2005. It was a three-day debate during which 20 hours were allotted for debate. Five hours and 15 minutes was taken by 10 ministers to answer allegations against them. Chandy only spoke for one hour and 45 minutes and all these are part of assembly documents,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan asked ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “In the solar case, the victim levelled serious allegations directly against the then CM Oommen Chandy and ministers. One businessman revealed that he paid the money as directed by the CM. Did anything like that happen now?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT