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Binoy Viswam is a Rajya Sabha Member representing the Communist Party of India (CPI). He is the national secretary member of CPI. He was the Forest Minister in the Government of Kerala during 2006-2011 . He was earlier elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Nadapuram constituency and served as Member, Estimates Committee; Chairman, Assurance Committee; and was one of the five members of the Constituency Delimitation Committee. He is a senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader and the president of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Employees' Federation.
|Leader of the Communist party of India in the Rajya Sabha|
|Assumed office |
24 July 2019
|Preceded by||D. Raja|
|Member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha for Kerala|
|Assumed office |
2 July 2018
|Preceded by||P. J. Kurien|
|Minister of Forest and wildlife, Kerala|
18 May 2006 – 18 May 2011
|Preceded by||A. Sujanapal|
|Succeeded by||K. B. Ganesh Kumar|
|Member of Legislative Assembly, Kerala|
|Preceded by||Sathyan Mokeri|
|Succeeded by||E. K. Vijayan|
|Born||25 November 1955|
|Political party||Communist Party of India|
|Spouse(s)||Shaila C. George|
|Residence||Muthuchippy, Thondayad, Nellicode P.O., Kozhikode, Kerala, India-673016|
|Education||Education Qualifications: B.A., L.L.B. Educated at Maharajas College, Ernakulam and Law Academy, Law College, Trivandrum|
He entered politics from his school days through All India Students Federation (AISF), as Unit Secretary of AISF in Vaikom Government Boys High School. He also elected as Union Chairman of St. Paul's College, Kalamassery. He was elected as Member of Kerala University Union and Syndicate member of Cochin University of Science and Technology. Later he became State President and All India Secretary of AISF. He also was elected as State Secretary of All India Youth Federation (AIYF). He served as Vice President of World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and also Head of its Asia Pacific Commission. He became a CPI member at the age of 18. He was Member of National Council of CPI during the period 1992–98. He also served as Kerala Agricultural University Senate Member and Director Board Member of KTDC.
He won "Ambassador of Friendship Among World Youth Award" instituted by the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union. He also received "Banner of Youth Unity" and diploma awarded by the World Youth Federation.
Binoy is married to Shaila. Shaila worked in the Kerala Gramin Bank as officer at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Shaila completed a course from Nottingham University in creative writing. Both Binoy Viswam and Shaila are the children of two prominent Communist Party leaders.  Binoy Viswam is the son of C.K.Viswanathan who was a leader of the Communist Party of India. He was the Asst Secretary of its State Committee and is a well-known campaigner and strategist. Shaila is the daughter of Koothattukulam Mary, a party leader turned teacher.
The couple have two daughters, Rasmi & Surya. Rasmi is working in The Hindu. Surya is a law graduate from Columbia University and is practicing at the High Court of Kerala, Ernakulam.
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