|President of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee|
|Preceded by||K. Muraleedharan|
25 May 1956 |
Alleppey, Kerala, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Anita Ramesh |
Ramesh Chennithala (born 25 May 1956, in Chennithala, Mavelikkara, Kerala, India) is an Indian politician. He is the son of late Ramakrishnan Nair. He was elected 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 is the President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
Educational Qualifications:- B.A., LLB, Visharad (Hindi) Educated at N.S.S. Hindu College, Changanacherry, Kottayam and Government Law College,Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala
Positions Held & Political Journey 
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
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 Harippad
Election Profile 
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 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.
Lost to CS Sujatha of CPM in 2004 Parliament election from Mavelikara constituency by 7414 votes. He gained 42.14% of votes for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS party.
Lost to Adv.Suresh Kurup in 1998 Parliament Election from Kottayam constituency by 5446 votes. He gained 46.22% of votes for INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS party.
- Parlement of India
- Ramesh Chennithala is KPCC president, The Hindu, June 25, 2005
- Biographical Sketch
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