Kodikunnil Suresh

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Kodikunnil Suresh is an Indian politician and working president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). He was a Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour. He is a member of the sixteenth Lok Sabha[1] representing Mavelikara in Kerala.[2] He has been a member of Lok Sabha seven times. He is also the Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Kodikunnil Suresh
കൊടിക്കുന്നിൽ സുരേഷ്

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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
31 May 2009
Preceded byC. S. Sujatha
ConstituencyMavelikara
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byChengara Surendran
Succeeded byChengara Surendran
ConstituencyAdoor
In office
1989–1998
Preceded byK. K. Kunhambu
Succeeded byChengara Surendran
ConstituencyAdoor
Personal details
Born (1962-06-04) 4 June 1962 (age 58)
Kodikunnil, Thiruvananthapuram District
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Bindu Suresh
ChildrenOne son & one daughter

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Kodikkunil, Thiruvananthapuram District to a poor family, as the youngest son of Kunjan and Thankamma.[3] He did his graduation and passed his LL.B from Law College, Thiruvananthapuram.[4]

Political careerEdit

He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1989 and thereafter in the 1991,1996, 1999 General Elections to the Lok Sabha from Adoor Constituency. He was defeated in the 1998, 2004 elections. He served as the member of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee and member of AICC.[4] He won the general election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 defeating R. S. Anil of Communist Party of India with a margin of 48,048 votes.[5] In 2014 he won the Lok Sabha elections defeating Chengara Surendran of Communist Party of India and is the present Member of Parliament from Mavelikkara constituency. He has been selected as working president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on 19 September 2018

ControversiesEdit

His victory in the 2009 election was declared void by the Kerala High Court over the allegation that his caste certificate was fake, and that he was a Christian. This verdict was later reversed by the Supreme Court.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biodata of Kodikunnil Suresh
  2. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Polling Booth: Election' 96: Kerala/Adoor". Rediff.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ "New minister K.Suresh's mother was farm worker". Yahoo. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Suresh Kodikunnil". Parliament of India. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Apex court upholds Kodikunnil Suresh's election". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Kodikunnil Suresh @ J.Monian vs N.S.Saji Kumar". Supreme Court Records. Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
Preceded by
C. S. Sujatha
Member of Parliament from Mavelikara
2009 – present
Incumbent