Mullappally Ramachandran
President, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
19 September 2018 (2018-09-19) – 16 June 2021 (2021-06-16)
Preceded byM. M. Hassan
Succeeded byK. Sudhakaran
Minister of State for Home Affairs
In office
28 May 2009 – 26 May 2014
Served along with R. P. N. Singh (2012-14)
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
MinisterP. Chidambaram (2009-12)
Sushilkumar Shinde (2012-14)
Preceded bySriprakash Jaiswal
Succeeded byKiren Rijiju
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2009 (2009)–2019 (2019)
Preceded byP. Satheedevi
Succeeded byK. Muraleedharan
ConstituencyVatakara
In office
1984 (1984)–1999 (1999)
Preceded byK. Kunhambu
Succeeded byA. P. Abdullakutty
ConstituencyKannur
Personal details
Born (1944-11-07) 7 November 1944 (age 79)
Kozhikode, Madras Presidency, British India
(present day Kerala, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseUsha Ramachandran
Alma mater
Websitemullappallyramachandran.com

Mullappally Ramachandran (born 7 November 1944) is an Indian politician and former president of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). He is a member of the Indian National Congress, and the son of Congress leader Mullappally Gopalan.

Mullappally Ramachandran has returned five times consecutively to the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Lok Sabha from Kannur constituency, a strong fortress of rival party CPI(M). From 2009 to 2019, he was the Member of Parliament for Vatakara constituency. In the 15th Lok Sabha, he was Minister of State for Home Affairs, Govt. of India.[1]

Positions held

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Preceded byP. Satheedevi Member of Parliament from Vatakara 2009 – 2019 Succeeded byK. Muraleedharan

Controversy

In June 2020, he made some controversial comments against the health minister K.K Shailaja, calling her as Covid Rani (Covid Queen).[2] In November 2020, he entered into controversy again as he stated "women with self respect will die if she is raped, or else try not to be sexually assaulted again".[3] Later, he claimed that his remarks on rape survivors are being 'portrayed as anti-women by others.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha) Mullappally Ramachandran". Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha) Mullappally Ramachandran. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Mullappally defends himself, but Chennithala asks him to stop tirade". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ "'Woman with self-respect will die if raped': Congress leader Mullappally at it again". The News Minute. 1 November 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  4. ^ P. S. Gopikrishnan Unnithan (1 November 2020). "Shocker: Self-respecting women will die if raped, says Kerala Congress chief, later clarifies". India Today. Retrieved 10 March 2021.