Oommen Chandy Biography - Political and Family history

Oommen Chandy is a politician in Kerala. Read this article to know the family and personal life of Oommen Chandy, political history of Oommen Chandy, MLA and chief minister life of Oommen Chandy, party life of Oommen Chandy, important years and Oommen Chandy's relationship with A.K Antony.

Oommen Chandy is a politician who lives with the common peoples of Kerala. Whenever any problem arises in Congress or even UDF Oommen Chandy will be there for solving this. This means that he have great influence in party as well as in common peoples. Oommen Chandy also have a very good influence in Puthuppally which is his own constituency.

Personal and Family life of Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy was born in 31 October 1943 at Puthuppally as a son of K.O. Chandy and Baby Chandy. It was in upper class Christian family where Oommen Chandy born. Later he married Smt. Mariamma Oommen who was a Canara bank employee. They have a son and two daughters. His son is Chandy Oommen and daughters are Maria and Achu married to Mr. Rikki Mathew and Mr. Leejo Philip respectively.

Political history of Oommen Chandy

Ten election, ten times MLA, four times minister and two times chief minister, this is a very short description of Oommen Chandy's political history. Oommen Chandy has never experienced the bitter taste of defeat in election.

Oommen Chandy started his political carrier through Kerala Students Union (KSU). Oommen Chandy became famous through Orana revolt. He was KSU unit secretary of Puthuppally St. George high school at that time. Later in 1962-63 he became the KSU Kottayam district secretary. During this time A.K Antony was state general secretary of KSU. A close relation was developed between A.K Antony and Oommen Chandy during this time. These two persons become essential part of politics in future Kerala. Oommen Chandy become the state president of KSU when Antony leaves the place in 1967. Then Chandy became youth congress state president by following A.K Antony.

Oommen Chandy comes in Kerala assembly for first time by defeating LDF candidate M.George with 7258 votes in Puthuppally. Then in 1977, 80, 82, 87, 91, 96, 2001, 2006 and 2011 he keeps his place in Puthuppally. Oommen chandy became minister for Labour in 1977. He was defense minister from 1981 December to 82 March in Karunakaran ministry. Oommen became the key person of Antony group and leaves the party along with A.K Antony. After the re-union Oommen Chandy concentrate more in party and stay away from ministry. He became UDF convener during this time and resign from the post when Vayalar Ravi resign from minister post. Oommen Chandy then became the finance minister in 1991. Due to problems in Rajya Sabha seat of M.A Kuttappan he resign from ministry giving a heavy warning to K.Karunakaran.

Oommen Chandy again becomes the UDF convener during Antony ministry in 2001. Antony then leaves the chief minister post and for the first time Oommen Chandy became the chief minister of Kerala in 2004 August 30. In 2006 UDF lost in Kerala assembly election and Oommen Chandy became opposition leader in 2006. When UDF win in Kerala assembly election 2011 Oommen Chandy became the chief minister of Kerala for second time.

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