Ramesh Chennithala

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Ramesh Chennitala
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Minister of Home Affairs Kerala State
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2014
Preceded by Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
Minister of Rural Development Kerala State
In office
1986–1987
President Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
2005–2014
Preceded by K. Muraleedharan
Succeeded by V. M. Sudheeran
Personal details
Born (1956-05-25) 25 May 1956 (age 58)
Mavelikkara, Alleppey, Kerala, India
Political party Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Smt. Anita Ramesh [1]
Children 2
Religion Hindu

Ramesh Chennithala (Malayalam:രമേശ്‌ ചെന്നിത്തല) (born 25 May 1956, in Chennithala, Mavelikkara, Kerala, India) is an Indian politician. He is the son of late Ramakrishnan Nair. He was elected as a Member of Parliament thrice and was also a Kerala State Cabinet Minister at the age of 27 in K.Karunakaran's ministry. He is a Working Committee member of Congress Party and was the President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) for almost a decade till he handed over the charges to V. M. Sudheeran on 10 February 2014.[2] He has taken portfolio of Home Minister of Kerala State from 1 January 2014.He also known by the actions taken against the blade mafias known as "Operation kubera".[3]

Educational Qualifications:-[4] B.A., LLB, Visharad (Hindi). Educated at N S S Hindu College, Changanacherry, Kottayam and Government Law College,Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala

Positions Held & Political Journey[edit]

1980-82 President, Kerala Students Union

1982-84 President, National Students Union of India

1982-89 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly from Haripad

1982-83 Member, Library Committee, Kerala Legislative Assembly

1985-86 General Secretary, Indian Youth Congress (I)

1986-87 Cabinet Minister, Rural Development, Kerala

1986-90 President, Pradesh Youth Congress (I), Kerala

1987-89 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly from Harippad

1989 Member, Committee on Petitions, Kerala Legislative Assembly,

Elected to 9th Lok Sabha from Kottayam

1990-91 Member, Committee on Official Language

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)from Kottayam

1991-95 President, I.Y.C. (I)

1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce

1992-94 Executive Member, Congress (I) Parliamentary Party

1993-96 Member, Standing Committee on Commerce

Member, Standing Committee on Labour

1994-96 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

1994 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee

1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)from Kottayam

1997 Secretary, A.I.C.C

Ramesh Chennithala in the closing ceremony of 54th Kerala School Kalolsavam

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)from Mavelikkara

1999-2000 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development

2005 President, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee

2011 Member Kerala Legislative Assembly from Haripad

2014 January-Present: Home Minister, Kerala State. Portfolios - Home, Vigilance, Fire and Rescue, Prisons

Election Profile [5]

Won in 2011 Assembly Election from Haripad constituency with 50.03% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS. He defeated the main opposition contender G. KRISHNAPRASAD of CPI by 5520 votes.

Won in 1999 Parliament Election from Mavelikara constituency with 46.76% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS party. He defeated Prof. NINAN KOSHY, a LDF supported independent candidate by 33443 votes.

Won in 1996 Parliament Election from Kottayam constituency with 50.0% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS. He defeated Jayalakshmi of Janata Dal by 67048 votes.

Won in 1991 Parliament Election from Kottayam constituency with 51.98% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS. He defeated THAMPAN THOMAS of Janata Dal by 62622 votes.

Won in 1989 Parliament Election from Kottayam constituency with 51.35% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS. He defeated Adv. Suresh Kurup of CPM by 53533 votes.

Won in 1987 Assembly Election from Haripad constituency with 49.92% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS party. He defeated LDF supported independent candidate Prof. A V THAMARAKSHAN (RSP) by 3817 votes.

Won in 1982 Assembly Election from Haripad constituency with 52.8% of votes gain for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS party. He defeated CPIM candidate Adv.P.G.Thampi by 4577 votes.

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