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Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy served as the 10th chief minister of Kerala from 2011 to 2016.
He is a member of Indian National Congress political party.

Biography

Oommen Chandy is a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, and the former Chief Minister of Kerala. He served as the Chief Minister of Kerala for two terms, from 2004 to 2006 and again from 2011 to 2016. He has been the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala assembly from 2006 to 2011. He completed his schooling at St George high School in Puthuppally, after which he attended CMS College in Kottayam and St Berchmans College in Changanassery. He also earned an LLB degree from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He had started his political life with the Kerala Students Union, before making his way to the top as a CM. Before being elected as CM, he held important portfolios in the state like Finance, Home and Labor.
On 6 June 2018, Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed him as the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh.

Personal Life

Full Name Oommen Chandy
Date of Birth 31 Oct 1943 (Age 79)
Place of Birth Kumarakom
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Graduate
Profession Politician
Father's Name KO Chandy
Mother's Name Baby Chandy
Spouse's Name Mariamma Oommen
Spouse's Profession Retired Bank Employee
Children 1 Son(s) 2 Daughter(s)
Religion Christian
Caste Orthodox community

Contact

Permanent address Karottuvallakkalil House, Puthuppally Po.
Present address Karottuvallakkalil House, Puthuppally Po.
Contact number 9447033333
Email oc@oommenchandy.net
Website oommenchandy.net
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy pursued his pre-university at CMS College, Kottayam. Then he earned a B.A degree Economics from St. Berchmans College, Changanassery. Thereafter, Chandy completed LL. B from the Government Law College, Ernakulam.

Interesting Facts about Oommen Chandy

Oommen Chandy was awarded the United Nations Public Service Award in 2013 for "Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service" in the Asia-Pacific region. He received the award in Bahrain from Wu Hongbo, then UN Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs.

Political Timeline of Oommen Chandy

  • 2018
    Was appointed as the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2016
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly from Puthuppally, beating Jaik C Thomas.
  • 2011
    Elected the Chief Minister after winning from the Puthuppally constituency for the tenth time, beating Suja Susan George.
  • 2006
    Became the Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly.
  • 2006
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for the ninth time, beating Sindhu Joy.
  • 2004
    Became the Chief Minister of Kerala for the first time after AK Antony resigned due to poor results in Parliamentary elections.
  • 2001
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for the eighth time, defeating Cherian Philip.
  • 1996
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for seventh time, defeating Reji Zacharia.
  • 1991
    Was made in charge of the Finance portfolio in the state.
  • 1991
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for the sixth time, defeating VN Vasavan.
  • 1987
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for the fifth time, beating VN Vasavan.
  • 1982
    Was made in charge of the Home portfolio in the state.
  • 1982
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for fourth time, beating Thomas Rajan.
  • 1980
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for third time, beating MRG Panicker.
  • 1977
    Became Minister for Labor in Kerala.
  • 1977
    Elected to the Kerala Assembly for the second time, beating PC Cherian.
  • 1970
    Elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly from Puthuppally, beating EM George.
  • 1970
    Elected President of State Youth Congress in Kerala.
  • 1967
    Elected President of Kerala Students Union.

Achievements

Oommen Chandy first won assembly elections in 1970 from the Puthupally seat, and has held on to it till date, winning from the constituency a whopping 11 times. AK Antony resigned in 2004, after the Congress failed to win a single seat in the Lok Sabha elections from Kerala. Oommen Chandy took over, and though Congress were defeated in the Assembly elections in 2006, Congress managed to retain 40 seats and increased its vote share by 10 per cent. In 2013 Oommen Chandy was awarded the United Nations Public Service Award 2013 for "Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service" in the Asia-Pacific region.
Net Worth60.92 LAKHS
ASSETS91.22 LAKHS
Liabilities30.3 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Oommen Chandy)

What is Oommen Chandy's net worth?

Oommen Chandy has net worth of ₹60.92 Lakhs.

Does Oommen Chandy have criminal cases?

Yes, Oommen Chandy has 4 criminal cases.

Who is Oommen Chandy's wife?

Mariamma Oommen is the wife of Oommen Chandy.

From which party does Oommen Chandy belong to?

Oommen Chandy belongs to the Indian National Congress party.

How old is Oommen Chandy?

Oommen Chandy is 79 years old (As of 2022).

What is Oommen Chandy's qualification?

Oommen Chandy holds B.A degree in Economics and LL. B degree.

Who is the 10th chief minister of Kerala?

Oommen Chandy is the 10th chief minister of Kerala.

Who is Oommen Chandy?

Oommen Chandy served as the 10th chief minister of Kerala from 2011 to 2016.

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