K. Radhakrishnan (politician)

K. Radhakrishnan (born 24 May 1964) is an Indian politician, who is currently serving as Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, Devaswoms, Parliamentary Affairs of Government of Kerala[1] in second Pinarayi Vijayan ministry and central committee member of the CPI(M). He was a former Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011. He is a politician from Thrissur and also served as the Minister of SC / ST Affairs and Youth Affairs in the third E. K. Nayanar ministry from 1996 to 2001. He was elected from Chelakkara constituency. He served as the MLA of Chelakkara from 1996 to 2016.

K. Radhakrishnan
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Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes, Devaswoms, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Kerala
Assumed office
20 May 2021
Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan
Preceded by
Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
3 June 2006 (2006-06-03) – 13 May 2011 (2011-05-13)
Preceded byTherambil Ramakrishnan
Succeeded byG. Karthikeyan
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
1996–2016
Preceded byM. P. Thami
Succeeded byU. R. Pradeep
ConstituencyChelakkara
Assumed office
2 May 2021
Preceded byU. R. Pradeep
ConstituencyChelakkara
Personal details
Born (1964-05-24) 24 May 1964 (age 58)
pullikkanam Vagamon, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyCPIM
Residence(s)Chelakkara Thrissur, Kerala

Early lifeEdit

He was born on 24 May 1964 in pullikkanam Vagamon[2] Idukki.

Political lifeEdit

He was an active member in SFI, holding posts like unit secretary of Sree Kerala Varma College, Chelakkara area secretary, and member of Thrissur district secretariat as an SFI leader. He also worked as Chelakkara Block Committee secretary and state committee member of DYFI, and he is now CPI(M) central committee member. Radhakrishnan was elected to the Thrissur District Council in 1991 from the Vallathol Nagar division. He was elected to the Assembly in 1996, 2001 and 2006. He served as Minister for the Welfare of Backward and Scheduled Communities and Youth Affairs from 1996 to 2001. He was Opposition Chief Whip from 2001 to 2006.[3]

ElectionsEdit

YEAR CONSTITUENCY WINNER PARTY AND GROUP DEFEATED CANDIDATE PARTY AND GROUP
2021 Chelakkara (State Assembly constituency) K. Radhakrishnan CPM LDF C. C. Sreekumar Congress(I) UDF
2011 Chelakkara (State Assembly constituency) K. Radhakrishnan CPM LDF K.B Sasikumar Congress(I) UDF
2006 Chelakkara (State Assembly constituency) K. Radhakrishnan CPM LDF P.C Manikandan Congress(I) UDF
2001 Chelakkara (State Assembly constituency) K. Radhakrishnan CPM LDF K.A Tulasi Congress(I) UDF
1996 Chelakkara (State Assembly constituency) K. Radhakrishnan CPM LDF T.A Radhakrishnan Congress(I) UDF

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Speaker - KLA". legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Sitting MLAs dominate CPI(M)'s candidates list for Thrissur". The Hindu. 19 March 2011. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  4. ^ "KERALA LEGISLATURE - SPEAKER". Legislativebodies. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Radhakrishnan elected Thrissur Mayor". The Hindu. 29 April 2004. Archived from the original on 2 July 2004. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Past Mayors". Thrissur Municipal Corporation. Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.