K. Francis George
Francis George at Arakuzha
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1999–2009
Preceded byP. C. Chacko
Succeeded byP. T. Thomas
ConstituencyIdukki
Personal details
Born (1955-05-29) 29 May 1955 (age 68)
Muvattupuzha, Kottayam district, Travancore-Cochin
Political partyKerala Congress
Other political
affiliations
Janadhipathya Kerala Congress[1] (formerly)
Kerala Congress (M) (formerly)
SpouseShiny Francis George
Children3
ResidenceMuvattupuzha
Websitehttp://www.francisgeorge.in
Source: [1]

K. Francis George is an Indian politician who is a leader of Kerala Congress which is one among several factions of the Kerala Congress. He was a member of the 13th and the 14th Lok Sabha, representing Idukki constituency of Kerala. He was formerly a leader of the Kerala Congress (M) and that of his former party Janadhipathya Kerala Congress.

Political career

Prior to the 2014 Indian general election, he left Kerala Congress (M) and created a new party — Janadhipathya Kerala Congress. The party joined the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and he contested in the 2016 Kerala assembly election from Idukki, however he lost the election to the sitting MLA Roshy Augustine. In 2020, he left the Janadhipathya Kerala Congress and rejoined Kerala Congress (M) and he is currently part of the P. J. Joseph faction of the party. In 2021 elections he contested as UDF candidate from idukki. But he lost yet again to Roshy Augustine from KCM in a rematch of sorts with both contestants switching sides from 2016.[citation needed]

Francis George has been on Parliamentary Committees on External Affairs, Defence, Industry, and Commerce. He has been nominated as the UDF candidate for the Parliament Constituency of Kottayam for the upcoming Parliament election 2024.

Personal life

Francis graduated from Christ College in Bangalore and has been graduated in law by the Law Academy at Trivandrum. He was formerly a banker.

He is the son of K. M. George, the founder of Kerala Congress. Francis George is married to Shiny Chettisseril. They have three children namely K. F. George, K. F. Jose and K. F. Jacob.

References

  1. ^ "ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് ജോര്‍ജിന്റെ പാര്‍ട്ടി കേരള കോണ്‍ഗ്രസ് -ഡെമോക്രാറ്റിക് നിലവില്‍ വന്നു |".