Biodata of Mr. M. I. Shanavas (INC)

Native of Neerettupuram, Alappuzha, advocate, aged 56 years.

KPCC general secretary. Entered politics through the KSU. worked in Youth Congress and Seva Dal.

Was one of three leaders who rebelled against senior Congress leader K. Karunakaran and formed a third group. (The others were Ramesh Chennithala and G. Karthikeyan.)

contested unsuccessfully to Lok Sabha in 1999 and 2004. faced defeat in two Assembly elections also.

Last update: April 2009.