Elamaram Kareem

Elamaram Kareem (born 1 July 1953) is an Indian politician, trade unionist, and a member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). He is currently a Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha.[2]

Elamaram Kareem
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MP of Rajya Sabha for Kerala[1]
In office
2 July 2018 – 1 July 2024
Preceded byC.P. Narayanan, CPI(M)
Minister of Industries & Commerce
(Government of Kerala)
In office
Preceded byV. K. Ebrahimkunju
Succeeded byP. K. Kunhalikutty
ConstituencyBeypore, Kozhikode
Rajya Sabha leader of CPI(M)
In office
July 2018 – July 2024
Personal details
Born (1953-07-01) 1 July 1953 (age 67)
Elamaram, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Spouse(s)Rahamath Kareem
ChildrenSumi, Nimi
ResidenceVellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram

He was the Minister for Industries & Commerce in the Left Democratic Front government under V. S. Achuthanandan from 2006 to 2011.[3] He earlier represented the Beypore constituency in Kozhikode district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.[4]


Kareem was instrumental in organizing the tile industry as well as its revival activities across Kerala.[5]

From 2 June 2018, he is an MP in Rajya Sabha and a standing committee member on labour. He has 89% attendance and 98% participation in debates as opposed to the national average of 78% and 37.4% respectively.[2] Construction of Nanjakode- Nilamboor railway line, Revival of FACT, Kochi, Against the Privatisation of Hindustan Newsprint Limited, Kerala, demand for Kannur seaport-airport-Wayanad- Coorg-Mysuru rail line, Report of Central team on Kerala floods, Reduction in seats for M.Phil. and PhD in Central Universities are some of the major issues he raised in parliament along with various other labour and agricultural issues.[2]

On 21 September 2020, Kareem along with seven other members were suspended from the Rajya Sabha for their unruly behaviour in the house by tearing documents, breaking mics, standing on tables and heckling the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. Their actions were condemned by several leaders. [6] [7]

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  1. ^ "LDF, UDF nominees set to get elected to Rajya Sabha from Kerala". The Economic Times. 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Elamaram Kareem". PRSIndia. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Twelfth Kerala Legislative Assembly". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Members of Legislative Assempbly". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Elamaram Kareem". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  6. ^ https://zeenews.india.com/india/derek-obrien-7-other-opposition-mps-suspended-over-rajya-sabha-ruckus-on-farm-bills-2311133.html
  7. ^ http://businessworld.in/article/Motion-seeking-suspension-of-MPs-who-intimidated-deputy-chair-Harivansh-likely-in-Rajya-Sabha-tomorrow/20-09-2020-322734

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