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Mullappally Ramachandran


Mullappally Ramachandran

Mullappally Ramachandran
Born (1944-11-07) 7 November 1944 (age 69)
Kozhikode, India
Nationality Indian
Education Government Law College, Kozhikode (L.L.B),
Kerala University (M.A.)
Occupation Politician
Political party Indian National Congress
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Usha Ramachandran

Mullappally Ramachandran is a Member of Parliament for Vadakara, the strongest Communist Party of India (Marxist) bastion in Kerala. A member of the Indian National Congress, he is the son of veteran freedom fighter Sri Mullappally Gopalan.

Currently Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramachandran was earlier returned five times consecutively to the 8th, 9th,10th,11th and 12th Lok Sabha from Kannur, another strong fortress of CPI (M) . When the election was fought and won to the 8th Lok Sabaha in 1984, Kannur was an extremely backward constituency with no signs of development in any sphere.

Member of Parliament

  • 1984: Cannanore Lok Sabha constituency
  • 1989: Cannanore Lok Sabha constituency
  • 1991: Cannanore Lok Sabha constituency
  • 1996: Cannanore Lok Sabha constituency
  • 1998: Cannanore Lok Sabha constituency
  • 2009: Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency

Position held

  • 1969-70 Chairman, Congress Forum for Socialist Action
  • 1970-71 President, Youth Congress, Distt. Calicut
  • 1977-82 President, Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress
  • 1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
  • 1984-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • 1984- General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (appointed by Indiraji)
  • 1987-88 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
  • 1987-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
  • 1987-90 Member, Rules Committee
  • 1988-95 Joint-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C.(I)]
  • 1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1990-91 Member, Committee on Estimates
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Commerce; and Ministry of Tourism
  • 1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 1991-93 Union Minister of State, Agriculture and Cooperation
  • 1993-96 Member, Committee on Industry
  • Member, Central Advisory Committee on Light Houses
  • Member, Select Committee on Transplantation of Human Organs Bill, 1993
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  • 1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)
  • 1996-97 Member, Committee on Commerce
  • Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances Of Members of Parliament
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Agricultural Exports
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
  • 1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)
  • 1998-99 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development and Convenor of its Sub-Committee-I on Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment; and Sub-Committee on Action Taken
  • Member, Committee to review the rate of dividend payable by the Railway Undertakings
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Member, Railway Convention Committee
  • Member, South Zone Railway Advisory Committee
  • 2000 General Secretary, KPCC
  • 2005 Vice President, KPCC
  • 2009 Minister of State (Home)
Preceded by
Member of Parliament from Vadakara
2009 – present


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