Thennala Balakrishna Pillai

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Thennala G. Balakrishna Pillai a politician from Indian National Congress party is a former Member of the Parliament of India representing Kerala in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.[1] He was a former President of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee. (KPCC) 1998–2001 and 2004–2005.[2] A Social and Political Worker, Agriculturist/Farmer, Born at Sooranad, in 1931 March 11, as the son of Shri N. Gopala Pillai and Shrimati N. Eswari Amma and brought up there. He got married on 3 July 1963 to Smt.Sathi Devi and they had one daughter. His Educational Qualifications is BSc from M.G. College, Thiruvananthapuram.[3]

Political career[edit]

Thennala G. Balakrishna Pillai started his political life from very younger age. He was elected as:

President of Sooranadu, Pulikulam ward Congress committee. President of Mandalam Congress committee of Sooranadu North in Kollam district.

President of Kunnathur Block Congress Committee.

President village Service Society, Sooranadu North

President Engineering Technicians Cooperative society

President District Cooperative Bank, Pathanamthitta

Vice President District Cooperative Bank, Kollam

Chairman Disciplinary Action Committee constituted by KPCC to recommend action against those who worked against those who contested and worked against the official candidates in the local bodies elections held in the year 1989 and again in 1996.

Chairman Committee constituted by KPCC to scrutinise the membership of the party in its organisational election.

Chairman Committee constituted by KPCC to go into allegations against Ministers for their interference in organisational election.

Chairman Committee constituted by KPCC to enquire into the reasons for the failure of CWC Member Shri. K Karunakran in Trichur Parliament Elections

Chairman State Campaign Committee Chairman in 1996 Elections

Convener Congress MPs from Kerala

KPCC Member since 1962

Treasurer District Congress Committee Kollam

President Kollam DCC for 5.5 Years

General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Congress (I) Committee (K.P.C.C.) (1981–92)

Chairman scrutiny Committee of KPCC for the organisational election (1990–1992)

Chairman, Disciplinary Action Committee of the KPCC (1998–2001)

President KPCC (1998–2001)

Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly from Adoor Constituency (1977–80 and 1982–87)

July 1991 Elected to Rajya Sabha

Member, Rubber Board

April 1992 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

April 2003 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Member, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Member Committee on Urban and Rural Development (April 1993 – April 1998)

Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development

Member, Joint Committee of the Houses of Parliament committee on salaries and allowance of the members of parliament (1992–1998)

Member, National River Conservation Authority

Member petition Committee of Rajya Sabha

Member Managing Committee State cooperative Union Kerala

Member, Committee on Commerce

Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs

Member, National Shipping Board

Member, Philatelic Advisory Committee

Member, Sub Committee for Special Economic Zones.

President Akhila Kerala Ayyyappa Seva sangham


  1. ^ "Members of Parliament in Rajya Sabha". Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Congress replaces Kerala unit chief". 23 June 2004. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Thennala G. Balakrishna Pillai". Sasthamcotta. Retrieved 30 December 2018.

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