Benny Behanan

Benny Behanan (born 22 August 1952) is a Kerala politician of the Indian National Congress party who serves as Member of Parliament from Chalakudy (Lok Sabha constituency). He was the MLA of Thrikkakara Legislative Assembly Constituency from 2011 to 2016.[1][2] He was the General Secretary of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee for 17 years. Earlier he had won Piravom in 1982, and unsuccessfully contested the Idukki Parliament Constituency as UDF Candidate to the Lok Sabha in 2004. In 2019 General election, he won the election with a margin of 132274 votes against the LDF candidate Innocent (actor).

Benny Behanan
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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byInnocent
ConstituencyChalakudy
Personal details
Born (1952-08-22) 22 August 1952 (age 68)
Vengola, Travancore-Cochin, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sherly Benny
Children1 son & 1 daughter
ResidenceThrikkakara
Websitewww.bennybehanan.in

Political lifeEdit

Hailing from a Congress family, Benny Behanan has held various positions within the party.

  • State president of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) from 1978–1979
  • General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee from 1979–1982
  • Member of KPCC Executive Since 1981
  • In 1982, he was elected to the Kerala State Legislative Assembly
  • All India Congress Committee (AICC) Member since 1996
  • Managing Director, Veekshanam Daily Newspaper since 2006[3]
  • President of Thrissur District Congress Committee since 2010[4]
  • Member Legislative Assembly in 2011 (Thrikkakkara Constituency)
  • Convenor , United Democratic Front (UDF), 2018 - 2020

Personal lifeEdit

Benny Behanan was born to O. Thomas and Chinnamma Thomas on 22 August 1952 at Vengola, near Perumbavoor in present-day Kerala state, South India.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://keralaassembly.org/election/assembly_poll.php?year=2011&no=83
  2. ^ http://www.ceo.kerala.gov.in/pdf/generalelection2011/RESULT_NOTIFICATION.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 September 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 March 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)