New faces to be inducted in Captain's cabinet
Thiruvananthapuram: The Pinarayi Vijayan government 2.0 is being formed with a line of new faces. CPM secretariat meeting is progressing in Thiruvananthapuram in order to decide the ministers and their departments.
K K Shailaja, MV Govindan, K Radhakrishnan, VN Vasavan, P Rajeev, KN Balagopal, Saji Cherian, V Sivankutty, CH Kunjambu, PP Chitharanjan, P Nandakumar, Veena George, MB Rajesh, Kanathil Jameela and R Bindu are under consideration. Mohammed Riyas or A N Shamseer will be considered from DYFI.
Rajeev or KN Balagopal will be considered as finance minister. The other one will be given PWD department. PP Chitharanjan is considered for Fisheries department. MV Govindan is likely to get Industries and V N Vasavan excise department.
Shailaja is likely to continue as health minister. Otherwise Veena George may be considered. Veena's name is suggested for Speaker post along with KT Jaleel. AC Moideen is considered for power department.
MB Rajesh is more likely to be education minister and agriculture department will be given to Kerala Congress. CPI is likely to get four ministerial posts and deputy speaker post. Chittayam Gopakumar and GR Anil are also considered for ministerial posts.