Kodikunnil Suresh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
31 May 2009 (2009-05-31)
Preceded byC. S. Sujatha
ConstituencyMavelikara
In office
1999–2004
Preceded byChengara Surendran
Succeeded byChengara Surendran
ConstituencyAdoor
In office
1989–1998
Preceded byK. K. Kunhambu
Succeeded byChengara Surendran
ConstituencyAdoor
Personal details
Born (1962-06-04) 4 June 1962 (age 61)
Kodikunnil, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseBindu Suresh
Children2
EducationBachelor of Laws
Alma mater

Kodikunnil Suresh (born 4 June 1962) is an Indian politician and Congress Working Committee Member (Special Invitee). He is the working-president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). He is the chief Whip of Congress Parliamentary Party in Loksabha.He was a former Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment. He is a member of the seventeenth Lok Sabha[1] representing Mavelikara in Kerala.[2] He has been a member of Lok Sabha for seven times.He is also served as the Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).

Early life and education

He was born in Kodikunnil, Thiruvananthapuram district to a poor family, as the youngest son of Kunjan and Thankamma.[3] He did his pre-degree from Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram and graduation in LL.B from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram.[3]

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.[3] He won the general election to the Lok Sabha in 2009 defeating R. S. Anil of the Communist Party of India with a margin of 48,048 votes.[4]

In 2014, he won the Lok Sabha elections defeating Chengara Surendran of the Communist Party of India and is the present Member of Parliament from Mavelikkara constituency. He has been selected as working-president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on 19 September 2018.

Controversies

His victory in the 2009 general 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 of India.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Biodata of Kodikunnil Suresh
  2. ^ "Rediff On The NeT: Polling Booth: Election' 96: Kerala/Adoor". Rediff.com. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Suresh Kodikunnil | National Portal of India". www.india.gov.in. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Kodikunnil Suresh wins in Mavelikkara". Archived from the original on 20 May 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Apex court upholds Kodikunnil Suresh's election". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Kodikunnil Suresh @ J.Monian vs N.S.Saji Kumar". Supreme Court Records. Indian Kanoon. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
Preceded byC. S. Sujatha Member of Parliament from Mavelikara 2009 – present Incumbent