T. V. Rajesh

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T. V. Rajesh (born 11 January 1974) is an Indian politician from the state of Kerala, and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Kerala.[1] He represents the Kalliasseri constituency of Kerala and is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). Rajesh was the president of the DYFI Kerala state committee, and also a state committee member of the CPI(M).

T. V. Rajesh
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Member of Legislative Assembly, Kerala
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1974-01-11) 11 January 1974 (age 46)
Kalliasseri, Kannur, Kerala
Political partyCPI(M)
Spouse(s)T P Sheena

Early lifeEdit

T. V. Rajesh was born in Kulapuram, Kannur as son of Chandukutty and Madhavi. He did his schooling in Cherythazham High School and subsequently completed his pre-dregree and bachelor's degree in Political Science from Payyanur College, Kannur. He completed his master's degree in Law from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram

Political careerEdit

T. V. Rajesh entered into politics as a Students' Federation of India (SFI) activist. Later he moved onto Democratic Youth Federation of India and actively took part in various strikes and movements. He was the president of the DYFI Kerala state committee. His political activism saw him lead student struggles right from his days as a high school student. He has been part of many different struggles against various United Democratic Front governments in Kerala. His struggles have been brutally repressed in the past, which made him spend 87 days behind the bars.

He was elected as the state secretary of SFI in 2002 and as the National Joint Secretary in 2003. He was elected as the member of the Legislative Assembly of Kerala from his constituency in May 2011 with a margin of nearly 30000 votes. In 2012 Kerala state conference of CPI(M), he was elected as a member of the state committee of the party.He was re-elected from the same constituency in 2016 with a huge margin of more than 42,000 votes.

Positions heldEdit

  • SFI Cheruthazham unit secretary in 1996
  • SFI Madayi area president in 1998
  • SFI Kannur district president in 1999
  • Calicut University union counselor in 2000
  • SFI Kannur district secretary in 2000
  • SFI Kerala state secretary in 2002
  • Calicut University senate member
  • DYFI Kannur district president in 2006
  • DYFI Kerala state joint secretary in 2006
  • DYFI Kerala state secretary in 2007
  • CPI(M) Kannur district committee member in 2007
  • Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly in 2011
  • CPI(M) Kerala State committee member in 2012


  1. ^ "DYFI lays siege to job exchanges". The Hindu. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

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