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Oommen Chandy: Chief Minister (CM) of Kerala


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Age: 68
 
Address: Room No: 141, 3rd Floor, North Block,Secretariat, Statue,Thiruvananthapuram
 
Phone: +91 471 2333812, +91 471 2332148
 
Email: chiefminister@kerala.gov.in
 
Since: 18/05/2011
 
Tenure Time (Duration): 1 year, 243 days
 
Party: Indian National Congress  
 
State: Kerala
 
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About Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy (born October 31, 1943 in Puthuppally, Travancore) is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Kerala. He has held the Chief Minister of Kerala position earlier from 2004 to 2006, and was the Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2011.

 

Oommen Chandy or 'Kunjoonju' was born to K.O. Chandy and Baby Chandy in a Malayali Syrian Christian family at Kumarakom, Kottayam district, Kerala. Oommen is another Nasrani name variant for the name Thomas, and Chandy means Alexander.

Chandy ventured into the political arena as an activist of Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of the party. He was the unit president of KSU at St George High School, Puthupally, and went on to become the State President of the organization. Chandy completed his college education from CMS College, Kottayam, SB College, Changanassery. Later, he took a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He is also a trade unionist and heads several INTUC affiliated outfits.

 

Chandy started his political career through the Kerala Students Union (KSU), which he served as president from 1967 to 1969. He was elected as the president of the State Youth Congress in 1970. He is the 21st chief minister of Kerala at present.

He has represented the Puthuppally Constituency for decades, having been elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. During his legislative career he had also served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee during 1996–98.


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