|Minister of Home Affairs Kerala State|
1 January 2014
|Preceded by||Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan|
|Minister of Rural Development Kerala State|
|President Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee|
|Preceded by||K. Muraleedharan|
|Succeeded by||V. M. Sudheeran|
25 May 1956 |
Mavelikkara, Alleppey, Kerala, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Anita Ramesh |
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. 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".
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 Haripad
2014 January-Present: Home Minister, Kerala State. Portfolios - Home, Vigilance, Fire and Rescue, Prisons
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 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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