P. C. Thomas
|P. C. Thomas|
31 October 1950 |
|Political party||Kerala Congress (Thomas)|
|Children||2 sons and 1 daughter|
|Religion||Syro-Malabar Catholic Nasrani|
|As of 23 September, 2006
P. C. Thomas (born 31 October 1950) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Muvattupuzha (Lok Sabha Constituency) constituency of Kerala and is a member of the Kerala Congress (Thomas). He is the first person to be elected to the parliament from National Democratic Alliance in Kerala. It was one of the narrowest victory (lead 511 votes) in the history of Indian parliament election(2004). He was disqualified by the Kerala High court for wooing voters on religious grounds. He published a calendar containing his photograph along with the pictures of the Pope and Mother Teresa to woo christian voters. The court in its verdict noted that "PC Thomas indulged in corrupt practices under two sections of the Representation of the People Act — 123(3)for circulating leaflets/ calendars seeking christian votes and 123(5)—using vehicles to transport voters to booths.". The Supreme Court upheld his disqualification; and later President of India issued orders disqualifying Thomas for 3 years from contesting in elections.
He once belonged to Kerala Congress (Mani). He is the son of P.T Chacko who was a member of the 1st Lok Sabha. P.T Chacko was also the Home Minister of Kerala and belonged to the Indian National Congress.".
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