Achuthanandan ministry

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The V. S. Achuthanandan ministry was a Kerala government ministry formed on 18 May 2006 by V. S. Achuthanandan, after the victory of the Left Democratic Front (LDF) coalition in the 2006 Kerala Legislative Assembly election. It was dissolved on 16 May 2011, after the chief minister resigned on 14 May 2011, following the LDF's defeat in the 2011 Kerala Legislative Assembly election. The V.S. government had twenty ministers.[1]

LDF government
V. S. Achuthanandan
V. S. Achuthanandan


Minister Ministry
1 V. S. Achuthanandan Chief Minister
2 K. P. Rajendran Minister for Revenue
3 Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Tourism
4 Thomas Isaac Minister for Finance
5 Elamaram Kareem Minister for Industries & Commerce
6 Mullakkara Ratnakaran Minister for Agriculture
7 G. Sudhakaran Minister for Co-operation & Coir
8 Kadannapalli Ramachandran Minister for Devaswom
9 P. K. Gurudasan Minister for Labour and Employment, Excise
10 N. K. Premachandran Minister for Water Resources
11 Jose Thettayil Minister for Transport
12 C. Divakaran Minister for Food & Civil Supplies, Animal husbandry and Dairy development
13 A. K. Balan Minister for Welfare of Backward & Scheduled Communities, Electricity
14 Benoy Viswam Minister for Forests and Housing
15 M. A. Baby Minister for Education and Culture
16 Paloli Mohammed Kutty Minister for Local Self Government
17 M. Vijayakumar Minister for Law, Sports, Public works and Parliamentary affairs
18 S. Sarma Minister for Fisheries
19 P. K. Sreemathy Minister for Health and Family Welfare
20 V.Surendran Pillai Minister for Port & Youth welfare


Four ministers relinquished office during the tenure of the government:

  • P. J. Joseph, Minister for Public Works (Resigned on 04-09-2006 after Airline Travel scam, returned on 17-08-2009 after acquittal, and again resigned on 30-04-2010, after his controversial merger of Kerala Congress (J), his party, with Kerala Congress (M), led by K. M. Mani)
  • Mons Joseph, Minister for Public Works (Took office on 18-10-2007, after the resignation of T. U. Kuruvila, and resigned on 16-08-2009 for welcoming P. J. Joseph)
  • T. U. Kuruvilla, Minister for Public Works (Took office on 15-09-2006, after the resignation of P. J. Joseph, and resigned on 04-09-2007 after Rajakumari land scam)
  • Mathew T. Thomas, Minister for Transport (Resigned on 16-03-2009, as a part of internal arrangements of their party to pave way for Jose Thettayil)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers - Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 20 December 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)