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Oommen Chandy: A profile of the service for the welfare of common man

Oommen chandy, a renowned politician in Kerala, is the present leader of opposition and the former chief minister of the state. In this article, I will go through his early life and political background.

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Oomman chandy, the present leader of opposition, Kerala legislative assembly and the former chief minister of Kerala is a renowned personality in the political field. By his clean and transparent political image and firm desire to work for the benefit of common men, he is always with the people…whether he is an MLA, minister, leader of opposition or the chief minister, there is no change for this. He is famous for his commitment and willingness to be always with the common people. Even though he was the chief minister for a short period, Oommen chandy was able to contribute a lot to the development of the state. He was the man behind the proposed Smart city, kochi project. Oommen chandy is expected to be the next chief minister of kerala and we expect a lot more from him.

Early life of Oommen chandy

Oommen Chandy was born on October 31, 1943 to K.O. Chandy and Baby Chandy. He lives at Puthuppally near Kottayam. He is addressed as 'kunjukunju' by his close family members and his friends. Born in a middle-class family, Oomman Chandy studied at St. George High School, Puthuppally, CMS College Kottayam and S B College, Changanassery, before taking a degree in law from Government Law College, Ernakulam. During his studies in S.B. College, Oomman Chandy had the blessings to be the student of Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil, the voice of Kerala Catholic church and the minority rights, who was then professor of the economics department.

Oomman Chandy started his political career through the Kerala Students Union (KSU). He was elected as the president of the State Youth Congress in 1970. He served as Minister for Labour from 11 April 1977 to 27 October 1978. He was the Minister for Home from 28 December 1981 to 17 March 1982.

Oomman Chandy has been representing Puthupally Constituency for the last 40 years. And was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006. He won Assembly elections held on April-May 2006, beating Sindhu Joy of CPI(M) by a margin of 19863 votes. Chandy resigned from office on May 12, 2006 following the defeat of his party in 2006.

Political carrier of Oomman Chandy

President of KSU: 1967 to 1969
President of the State Youth Congress: 1970
Minister for Labour: 11 April 1977 to 27 Oct 1978
Minister for Home:28 Dec 1981 to 17 March 1982
Finance Minister: 1994
Convener of UDF: 2001 to 2004
Chief Minister: 2004 to 2006
He has been representing Puthupally Constituency for the last 36 years.
Elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006.

Oommen chandy in the chair of Kerala Chief minister…

Oomman Chandy is an able and gentle politician who preaches with his action, but not by words. So there required no rethinking to select him as the chief minister, when Mr AK Antony vacated the post. Even though he was in chair for a short period, he proved his abilities and was able to do a lot for the welfare of the state. Oommen Chandy put an end to the slow actions of the governments by implementing the 'athivegam bahudooram' program, which transformed the face of the government. He was the man behind the Smart city project, which was proposed to be the great investment in our IT sector. Unfortunately he was unable to sign and start the project, consequently the project is in the papers, even at this moment. Let us hope all the hurdles gets cleared off and the project become a grand success under his leadership. In addition, we can hope for a peaceful and welfare rule..


No doubt, Oommen chandy is a politician who really has a vision regarding the future of kerala with clear cut programs and policies........He is a popular leader and was a noble Chief Minister having very high esteem and public support and who have depicted annals in history for having a people friendly approach and earnest desire to ensemble new vistas of development with high pace and clarity. We expect a lot more from this great leader of the common people…

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