P. C. Vishnunath
|P. C. Vishnunadh|
|Preceded by||Shobhana George|
|Succeeded by||K K Ramachandran Nair|
30 March 1978 |
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram|
P. C. Vishnunadh was born to Shri. P Chellappan Pillai and Smt Leela C Pillai at Mavadi in Kottarakara of Kollam district. P.C. Vishnunadh is married to notable Kannada poet and theater person Kanaka Ha. Ma., they have one daughter. He is the carpetbagger for Congress party since 2005 in Chengannur constituency.
P. C. Vishnunadh entered politics through Kerala Students Union (K.S.U.(I)) and was Unit Secretary of Devaswom Board College, Sasthamcotta (1993).He was elected as the secretary, Arts Club, Devaswom Board College (1997) and University Union Councillor, Devaswom Board College (1998).P. C. Vishnunadh was elected to the Kerala University Senate in 2001 and 2002.He was state President of Kerala Student's Union(K.S.U(I)) from 2002 to 2006.During his period with K.S.U, he was imprisoned in connection with the Strike conducted by K.S.U. against hike in bus charge.He has actively participated in many Students' agitation and strikes.He was honored with the Best Student Leader in India Award in 2005 .Elected as President, Youth Congress (2010, December). He had participated in 'Dandi Memorial March' in 2005 commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Dandi March as the representative of Kerala State.
He was first elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Chengannur assembly constituency in 2006 kerala assembly elections by defeating Mr.Saji Cherian of CPI(M) by a margin of 5321 votes.He was re-elected for the second time in 2011 defeating Adv.C. S. Sujatha of CPI(M) by a margin of 12500 votes. In 2014 he was nominated as the KPCC general secretary. In 2016 Kerala assembly elections he was defeated by Adv K.K Ramachandran Nair of CPI(M) by a margin of 7983 votes.
- 2001-2002 -Senate Member, Kerala University
- 2002-2006 - President, Kerala Students Union (K.S.U(I))
- 2010 - President, Kerala Youth Congress
- 2006-2011,2011-2016 -MLA, Kerala Legislative Assembly
- 2014-General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
P.C Vishnunadh has sung a song in a short film named "Njan Kanda Keralam" directed by his friend Ramesh Makayiram.