Kerala Assembly Election Database

Biodata of Mr. Ramesh Chennithala (INCI)

Son of V. Ramakrishnan Nair abd Devaki Amma, born on 25.05.1956
Place of Birth Chennithala, Dist. Alappuzha (Kerala), Married Anitha in 1986. The couple have two sons.

Educational Qualifications B.A., LL.B. (course completed), Visharad (Hindi)
Social Worker

1982-89 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1982-83 Member, Library Committee, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1985-86 General Secretary, Indian Youth Congress (I) [I.Y.C. (I)]
1986-87 Cabinet Minister, Rural Development, Kerala
1986-90 President, Pradesh Youth Congress (I), Kerala
1987-89 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly
1989 Member, Committee on Petitions, Kerala Legislative Assembly, Resigned from the Assembly and contested for election to Lok Sabha and was elected.
1990-91 Member, Committee on Official Language, 9th Lok Sabha,Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
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 (I) [A.I.C.C. (I)]
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1997 Secretary, A.I.C.C
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
Currently, the president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading and travel
Sports and Clubs
Football and badminton; President, District. Volleyball Association; Member, District Sports Council, Alappuzha, 1987
Widely traveled (13 countries)
Other Information
President, (i) Kerala Students Union, 1980-82; (ii) National Students Union of India (I), [N.S.U.I. (I)], 1982-85; and (iii) F.A.C.T. Employees Congress, Kerala; Vice-President, All Kerala Balajana Sakhyam sponsored by Malayala Manorama Daily; Secretary General, N.A.M. Youth Conference, 1985; Member, (i) Rubber Board, 1992; and (ii) Senate, Kerala University (twice)
He was in the troika with G. Karthikeyan and M. I. Shanawaz that rebelled against K. Karunakaran in the Congress in the eighties.

Last update: March 2011.