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HISTORY Kerala's First Ministry

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 Gandhian tactics. The communist political philosophy was familiar in Kerala’s society much before the formation of the communist party.

  • 1957 April 5

    E.M.S. and other Ministers take oath on 12.30p.m at Raj Bhavan.

  • 1957 April 24

    -Bus service in Trivandrum- Kannur route from today.

  • 1957 December 3

    Government sanctions new lift irrigation schemes worth 15 lakhs.

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Vision, Promises and its Realization

During the 28 months in power the first E.M.S. Government initiated steps that had lasting beneficiary effects in Kerala’s Society. In fact the action of that short period of 28 months moulded the progressive segment of the socio-political fabric of Kerala.

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First Ministry Council of Ministers

First Ministry Comments

INTERVIEW First Ministry

Interview with Shri. E.M.S.Namboodiripad

“PROBLEMS OF Kerala are to a large extent different from those of other States; and naturally they have to be tackled in a different way”. With this sentence Shri Sankaran Namboodiripad, Chief Minister of Kerala opened and concluded his conversation [...]

Interview with Shri. V.R.Krishna Iyer

INTERVIEW WITH VR KRISHNA IYER : No one could deny the fact that the E.M.S.Government had achieved great progress in educational and agricultural fields. Nevertheless communal forces, capitalists and landlords got united against us. They had the supp [...]

Interview with Smt. K.R.Gouri

INTERVIEW WITH KR. GOURI AMMA About the development agenda of the first E.M.S. Government? At that time there was no decentralisation. The gravest concern in Kerala was related to the agricultural sector. The then ruling leadership realized that and [...]

Interview with Shri.V. S. Achuthanandan

When Dream Reddens Again The golden jubilee of the first cabinet of the united Kerala is celebrated in continuation of the golden jubilee celebration of the united Kerala. This is the land which Swami Vivekananda attributed as a lunatic asylum in the [...]