Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan

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Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
തിരുവഞ്ചൂര്‍ രാധാകൃഷ്ണന്‍
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Minister for Home,Vigilance , fire and resources Kerala
In office
13 April 2012 – 31 December 2013
Governor H. R. Bhardwaj
Preceded by ommen chandy
Succeeded by Ramesh Chennithala
Constituency Kottayam
minister for Forest, transport and Cinema
In office
2014 jan1 – 2016 may 20
Preceded by aryadan Muhammed
Succeeded by ak sasidaran
In office
2011 may 23 – 2012 April 13
Preceded by kP rajendran
Succeeded by adoor prakash
Personal details
Born (1949-12-26) December 26, 1949 (age 67)
Thiruvanchoor, Kottayam
Political party Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Lalithambika Radhakrishnan
Children Two sons and one daughter
Religion Hindu, Nair

Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan (Malayalam:തിരുവഞ്ചൂര്‍ രാധാകൃഷ്ണന്‍ ) (born 26 December 1949) is an Indian politician.[1] From 13 April 2012 to 1 January 2014 he was the Home Minister in Oommen Chandy Ministry, Government of Kerala.[2] He was holding the Vigilance Portfolio, handed over from the current Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.[citation needed] He was handed over the charges of Home Ministry to Ramesh Chennithala from 1 January 2014 and taken the Forest, Transport, Sports, Cinema & Environment portfolios.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan was born to K. P. Parameswaran Pillai and M. G. Gourikutty on 26 December 1949 at Thiruvanchoor, Kottayam, Travancore Cochin, India. He has completed B.A in Bachelor of Law (L.L.B)degree from Thiruvanthapuram Law college and worked as an advocate in Kottayam bar.Later he got married to Lalithambika, the couple has two sons Dr. Anupam Radhakrishnan & Arjun Radhakrishnan & a daughter Athira Radhakrishnan.

Political Life[edit]

Thiruvanchoor entered public service as a student activist, through Balajanasakhyam, KSU and Youth Congress, rising to become the leader of various youth organizations. Thiruvanchoor, at different times, held many important positions within KSU, Youth Congress and KPCC. Some of them include:

President, All Kerala Balajanasakhyam (1965)

Chairman, Baselias College union and General Secretary (1967)

KSU State General secretary (1967)

KSU State President (1967)

Youth Congress State President (1978)

KPCC General Secretary (1984-2001)

Opposition Chief Whip(12th Kerala Assembly)

He was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 from Adoor and currently represents Kottayam Constituency. He also served as the General Secretary of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee(I).

Major Election Victories
Year Constituency Closest rival Majority (votes)
1991 Adoor Unnikarishna Pillai.R (CPI(M)) 5,767[4]
1996 Adoor Balagopal K.N (CPI(M)) 9,201[5]
2001 Adoor Kadamminitta Ramakrishnan (LDF-IND) 14,050[6]
2006 Adoor Prof. D.K John (Kerala Congress) 18,464[7]
2011 Kottayam Vasavan V.N. (CPI(M)) 711[8]
2016 Kottayam Reji Sakharia (CPI(M)) 33,632[9]

Administrative Roles[edit]

UDF Government 2004 - 2006:

Minister of Irrigation & Water Resources (2004-2006),

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (2004-2006),

Minister of Forest (March 2005),

Minister of Health (January 2006).

UDF Government 2011–2016:

Minister of Revenue (May 2011- April 2012),

Home Minister (April 2012 - December 2013),

Minister for Forests, Sports, Cinema, Road Transport, Environment (January 2014 – 2016).