Month: March 2017

Shri. K.P.Gopalan Industries Born in 1908. Member, Madras Legislative Assembly (1951-56), 1st KLA [Cannanore-II-CPI)]. Minister for Industries and Community Development from 05-04-1957 to 31-07-1959; Secretary, North Malabar District Congress Committee; Secretary, Kerala Provincial Congress Committee (1934 and 1940); President, Kerala Trade Union Congress; Vice President, All India Motor Worker’s Union; Deputy Leader of Opposition in Madras Assembly; Volunteer in Salt Sathyagraha in 1930; Joined [...]

Shri. P.K.Chathan Local Self Government SSLC; Son of Shri Kavalan; born in 1920; Wife: Kali, 3 Sons, 1 Daughter. Member, Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly (1954056), 1st KLA [Chalakudy-(Reserved)-CPI], 4th KLA [Kilimanoor-(SC)-CPI], 5th KLA [Kilimanoor-(SC) CPI]. Minister for Local Self Government and Harijan Welfare from 05-04-1957 to 31-07-1959; Chairman, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (1974-76); President, Porathissery Panchayat; Vice Chairman, Kerala Khadi [...]

Shri. Joseph Mundassery Education and Co-operation Post Graduate; Professor, author and critic; Son of Shri Kunjuvareed and Smt.Elachar; born on 17 July 1903; Wife: Kathreena; 3 Sons, 4 Daughters. Member, Cochin Legislative Assembly (1948-49), Travancore Cochin Legislative Assembly (1949-52) & (1954-56), 1st KLA [Manalur-CPI], 4th KLA [Trichur-Independent], Resigned the Membership on 22 September 1971. Minister for Education & Co-operation from 05-04-1957 to 31-07-1959; First Vice Chance [...]

Smt. K.R.Gouri Land Revenue K.R.GOURI AMMA Graduate BL; Daughter of Shri.K.A.Raman and Smt.Parvati Amma; born on 14 July 1919; Husband; T.V.Thomas, Ex-Minister.Member, Travancore Cochin Legislative Assembly (1952-53) and (1954-56), 1st KLA [Sherthalai-CPI], 2nd KLA [Sherthalai-CPI], 3rd KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 4th KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 6th KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 7th KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 8th KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 9th KLA [Aroor-CPI(M)], 10th KLA [Aroor-JSS], 11th KLA [Aroor-JSS]. Minister for Revenue from 05 [...]

Shri. V.R.Krishna Iyer Law     Graduate, BL; Son of Shri.V.V.Rama Iyer; born on May 1915; Wife: Sarada. Member, Madras Legislative Assembly (1952-56), 1st KLA [Tellicherry-Independent], 2nd KLA [Tellicherry-Independent]. (Contested the Elections in 1960 but lost and later declared elected to the II KLA on 7th September 1961 by the Election tribunal and took oath on 13-11-1961). Minister for Law and Irrigation from 05-04-1957 to 31-07-1959; Judge of the High Court and Supreme Court; Member,Law Co [...]

Dr. A.R.Menon Health MBBS; born on 06 April 1886. Member, Kochi Legislative Assembly (1925-45), Travancore-Cochin Legislative Assembly (1954-56), 1st KLA [Trichur-Independent], 2nd KLA [Parali-Independent]. Minister for Rural Development for 5 years in Cochin Legislative Council, Minister for Health from 05-04-1957 to 31-07-1959; Municipal Chairman, Thrissur for 14 Years; Chairman, Palakkad Municipality (Twice); Member, Madras University Senate, A.I.C.C.; Had been a Medical Practitioner in Engla [...]

Luminaries in Legislature Entry into the first Legislative Assembly as a member was a remarkable achievement for a politician. Only politically pristine and socially almanac personae were voted into the House in the general elections held on February 1957. The first assembly legislature witnessed great political luminaries of Kerala. In the House they thought, fought and debated for the public. The records of the Kerala Legislative Assembly have the photos and profiles of the 127 members of the [...]

SUGGESTIONS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY IN BUILDING UP OF A NEW KERALA The Resolution passed by the Kerala State Conference of the Party held at Thrissur on 22, 23 and 24th of June 1956. It is with gratitude and great expectations that the Communist Party welcome the formation of the new state of Kerala, which, in all probability, will be on linguistic basis. Movements that forced the formation of states on linguistic basis have evolved as an integral part of the great struggle our people had waged t [...]

List of Participating Political Parties Party Status Abbreviation Indian National Congress National Party INC Communist Party Of India CPI Praja Socialist Party PSP Revolutionary Socialist Party State Party RSP Independent IND Constituencies Type Of Constttuency Gen Sc St Total No Of Constituencies 102 12 0 114 Contestant's Details Total Contestants In Fray 406 Average Contestants Per Constituency 4 Minimum Contestants In A Constituency I In 114 Manjeswaram Maximum Contestant In A Constituency I [...]

The coming into power of a Communist government in Kerala on April 5,1957 through electoral victory was looked upon as a socio- political miracle by the whole world. But the fact was that kerala society was evolving in such a way as to accept a government with communist ideology although a formal communist party was started only in 1939. Still the dominant section of the Indian National Congress in Malabar viz, the congress socialist party was motivated more by Marxian social synergism than by G [...]