Kodiyeri Balakrishnan




Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

  • Born on 16th November 1953

  • Graduate
     
  • Studied in Kodiyeri onion high school, Mahatma Gandhi College, Mahe and University College, Trivandrum
     
  • Joined Communist party in 1970
     
  • K.S.F. Unit Secretary in Kodiyeri Oniyan High School, Mahi College Union Chairman.
     
  • 1973 to 1979 S.F.I. State General Secretary, All India Joint Secretary. 
     
  • During the Emergency Period in 1975, he had to undergo imprisonment in Central Jail for 16 months under MISA. 
     
  • On several occasions, he had been brutally man handled by the RSS and also subjected to Police atrocities. 
     
  • Related to Muthanga incident, he performed a hunger strike before secretariat Thiruvananthapuram.  
     
  • Imprisoned for two weeks, after a rail picketing in connection with farmer strike. 
     
  • 1980 to 1982 DYFI District President. 
     
  • Trade Union activities associated with Lorry drivers and Cleaners, Volkkad Brothers Workers and Toddy Workers. Thalassery CITU Area Secretary. 
     
  • CPI (M) Secretary in Kannur District. 
     
  • Four times Kerala Legislative member. During the period of 1982, 1987, 2001, 2006 MLA in Thalassery Mandalam and 2001-----deputy opposition leader. 
     
  • Karshakasangam State Joint Secretary, State Treasurer,        All India Kisansabha Member. 
     
  • Polit Bureau member since 2008
     
  • Home -Tourism Minister of Kerala, 2006 to 2011
     
  • Married. Two chidren