M. K. Muneer

M. K. Muneer is an Indian politician, physician, social worker, singer, poet and author from Kerala. He was the Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayat in the last (May 2011 – May 2016) UDF Ministry, headed by Oommen Chandy and represented the Kozhikode South constituency in the legislative assembly. He was also the Minister for Public Works in A K Antony Ministry 3.[1] Muneer is a State secretary of the Indian Union Muslim League and[2] was the Chairman of the Malayalam TV channel Indiavision. He is a known singer and writer, who has written ghazals and books including Fascism and the Sangh Parivar.[3] He is a qualified medical doctor and patron of MCC-THAS-Haemophilia Society.[4]

Dr. M. K. Muneer
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Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayath Affairs,
Government of Kerala
In office
23 May 2011 – 20 May 2016
GovernorR. S. Gavai
M. O. H. Farook
Hansraj Bhardwaj
(Additional charge)
Nikhil Kumar
Sheila Dikshit
P. Sathasivam
Chief MinisterOommen Chandy
Preceded byPaloli Mohammed Kutty
Succeeded byK. T. Jaleel
Deputy Leader of Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly
In office
25 March 2017 – 25 May 2021
GovernorP. Sathasivam
Arif Mohammad Khan
LeaderRamesh Chennithala
Chief MinisterPinarayi Vijayan
Preceded byP. K. Kunhalikutty
Succeeded byP. K. Kunhalikutty
Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
25 May 2021
Preceded byKarat Razak
ConstituencyKoduvally
In office
1 June 2011 – May 2021
GovernorR. S. Gavai
M. O. H. Farook
Hansraj Bhardwaj
(Additional charge)
Nikhil Kumar
Sheila Dikshit
P. Sathasivam
Arif Mohammad Khan
Chief MinisterOommen Chandy
Pinarayi Vijayan
Preceded byconstituency created
ConstituencyKozhikode South
In office
1996–2006
GovernorKhurshid Alam Khan
Sukhdev Singh Kang
Sikander Bakht
T. N. Chaturvedi
(Additional charge)
R. L. Bhatia
Chief MinisterE. K. Nayanar
A. K. Antony
Oommen Chandy
Preceded byYounus Kunhu
Succeeded byM. Ummer
ConstituencyMalappuram
Minister For Public Works Department,
Government of Kerala
In office
26 May 2001 – 12 May 2006
GovernorSukhdev Singh Kang
Sikander Bakht
T. N. Chaturvedi
(Additional charge)
R. L. Bhatia
Chief MinisterA. K. Antony
Oommen Chandy
Preceded byP. J. Joseph
Succeeded byP. J. Joseph
Personal details
Born (1962-08-26) 26 August 1962 (age 59)
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
NationalityIndia Indian
Political partyIndian Union Muslim League
Spouse(s)Nafeesa Vineetha
ChildrenTwo sons and one daughter
ResidenceKozhikode

Muneer is the only son amongst the three children of C. H. Mohammed Koya,[1] veteran Muslim league politician and former Chief Minister of Kerala and Amina. In 2017 March elected to Deputy opposition leader in kerala Legislative Assembly. He did his MBBS in Bangalore Medical college in Karnataka, with a special order by the Government of Kerala post his father's death.[5] He was allowed a transfer to Government Medical College, Kozhikode and eventually completed his course from there.[5] This became a controversy after he questioned the state aid given to a leader from Nationalist Congress Party.[6]

Minister in different ministriesEdit

No. Head of the Ministry Period Portfolio
1 A. K. Antony 2001-2004 public work dept
2 Oommen Chandy 2004-06 public work dept
3 Oommen Chandy 23 May 2011 – 20 May 2016 panchyath, social welfare

Kerala Legislative Assembly election, 2016Edit

In the 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election, he contested from Kozhikode South, which he had been representing since 2011. He defeated the Indian National League Candidate A. P. Abdul Vahab by a margin of 6,327 votes.[7]

2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election : Kozhikode South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
IUML M. K. Muneer 49,863 43.13%
INL A. P. Abdul Vahab 43,536 37.66%
BDJS Satheesh Kuttiyil 19,146 16.56%
NOTA None of the above 788 0.68%
SDPI U. K. Deysi Balasubrahmanyan 593 0.51%
BSP Kamala Pavithran 480 0.42%
Independent A. P. Abdul Vahab 287 0.25%
Independent A. K. Sajan 227 0.20%
Independent Abdul Sathar 211 0.18%
Independent Muneer Davari 190 0.16%
Independent Premanand T. 166 0.14%
Independent Abdul Muneer 130 0.11%
Margin of victory 6,327 5.47%
Turnout 1,15,617 77.57%
IUML hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Dr. M.K. Muneer To Host Amrita TV's Sangeetha Samagamam | Kerala Television". Keralatv.in. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Kerala / Kannur News : 'CPI(M) pursuing dangerous politics'". The Hindu. 29 March 2009. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  3. ^ Irfan (21 September 2007). "CC April 2008". Sabrang.com. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  4. ^ "| MCC-THAS-Hemophilia Society |". Pedblood.org. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b Desk, Web. "കള്ളം പറയലാണോ രാഷ്ട്രീയം? അതും ഈ മരണകാലത്ത്? എ.എ റഹിം". MediaOne News | Latest Malayalam News from MediaOne Tv (in Malayalam). Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  6. ^ "മുഖം രക്ഷിയ്ക്കാന്‍ പുതിയ വാദവുമായി കെ എം ഷാജി: വെട്ടിലായത് കൂടെയിരുന്ന എം കെ മുനീര്‍". Deshabhimani (in Malayalam). Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  7. ^ "2016 Kozhikode South Constituency Assembly Election Results". Indian Crux. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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