Profile & Biography of R. Balakrishna Pillai
Date of birth: 8 March 1935
Father: Keezhoottu Raman Pillai
Daughters: Usha, Bindhu
Son: K. B. Ganesh Kumar
Political party: Kerala Congress(B)
R .Balakrishna Pillai, the famous politician was born on 8 March 1935 to Keezhoottu Raman Pillai & Karthiyaniamma. His political party is Kerala Congress (B). The Kerala Congress (B) is an important political party in Kerala which is a constituent of the united democratic front. This famous politician is the chairperson of the political party Kerala Congress (B). We all know the fact that R .Balakrishna Pillai is the former minister of our Kerala state in India.
R. Balakrishna Pillai & Politics
In 1960, R. Balakrishna Pillai was elected to the Kerala legislative assembly for the first time. His constituency was Pathanapuram situated in Kollam district of Kerala. At that time he was the candidate of Indian National Congress. In 1965 R. Balakrishna Pillai won the election from Kottarakkara constituency. The important point regarding R. Balakrishna Pillai is that in 1971 he won the Lok Sabha election from Mavelikkara constituency & till 1977 he served as the member of the parliament. Also note that by representing Kottarakara in the years 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996 & 2001, he won all the general elections. In the different ministries headed by K. Karunakaran, C. Achutha Menon, E .K .Nayanar & A .K .Antony, K .Balakrishna Pillai was a minister.
On 10 February 2011, the Supreme Court sentenced R. Balakrishna Pillai for one year imprisonment in the idamalayar dam corruption case. So R. Balakrishna Pillai was sent to poojapura central prison in Trivandrum. On 18 May 2011, R. Balakrishna Pillai was given unconditional parole for 10 days. In the 2011 Kerala assembly election, held on April 13, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, son of R. Balakrishna Pillai had won the Pathanapuram constituency. It should be noted that K. B. Ganesh Kumar will be the tourism as well as sports minister of Kerala state in india.