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Kodikunnil Suresh

Kodikunnil Suresh
Minister of State, Ministry of Labour
In office
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Harish Rawat
Constituency Mavelikara
Majority 48048 votes
Personal details
Born (1962-06-04) 4 June 1962
Kodikunnil, Thiruvananthapuram District
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Bindu Suresh
Children one son& one daughter
Religion Hindu

Kodikunnil Suresh is an Indian politician who is the Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour. He is a member of the fifteenth Lok Sabha[1] representing Mavelikara Constituency in Kerala.[2] This is the fifth time he is being elected to the Lok Sabha. He is also the Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Early life and education

He was born in Kodikkunil, Thiruvananthapuram District to a poor family.[3] He did his graduation and passed his LL.B from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram.[4]

Political career

He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1989 and thereafter in the 1991,1996, 1999 General Elections to the Lok Sabha from Adoor Constituency. He was defeated in the 1998, 2004 elections. He served as the member of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee and member of AICC.[4] He won the general election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 defeating R.S.Anil of Communist Party of India with a margin of 48048 votes.[5] In 2014 he won the Lok Sabha elections defeating Chengara Surendran of Communist Party of India and is the present Member of Parliament from Mavelikkara constituency.


His victory in the 2009 election was declared void by the Kerala High Court over the allegation that his caste certificate was fake, and that he was a Christian.This verdict was later reversed by the Supreme Court.[6][7]


  1. ^ Biodata of Kodikunnil Suresh
  2. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Polling Booth: Election' 96: Kerala/Adoor". Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  3. ^ "New minister K.Suresh's mother was farm worker". Yahoo. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Suresh Kodikunnil". Parliament of India. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Apex court upholds Kodikunnil Suresh's election". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kodikunnil Suresh @ J.Monian vs N.S.Saji Kumar". Supreme Court Records. Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
Preceded by
C. S. Sujatha
Member of Parliament from Mavelikara
2009 – present

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