ABOUT CM

 

At a glance

 


Date of birth

31st October 1943

Birthplace

Kumarakom in Kottayam district of Kerala

Father

Puthupally Karottu Vallakkalil K.O. Chandy

Mother

Baby Chandy

Education

BA, BL

Institutions attended

Schooling at  St George H.S Puthupally and College Education from CMS Kottayam and SB College Changanassery and BL from Law College Ernakulam

Languages known

Malayalam, English & Hindi

Wife

Mariamma Oommen

Daughters

Maria, Achu

Son

Chandy Oommen

Son-in law

Verghese George, Leejo Philip

Travels Abroad

USA, USSR, U.K, Germany, Rome, Austria, Netherlands, Switzerland, Kuwait, UAE, Doha, Maldives, Bahrain, Canada.

Constituency

PUTHUPPALLY ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCY


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The Assembly Constituency of Puthupally in Kottayam district of Kerala was constituted in November 1956. It comprises of 8 Panchayats namely Akalakunnam, Ayarkunnam, Kooroppada, Manarcad, Meenadom, Pampady and  Puthuppally Panchayats in Kottayam Taluk and Vakathanam Panchayat in Changanassery Taluk.  This Constituency is located in the middle south environs of Kottayam district and it spreads over an area of 201.09 Sqkm.
The total population of this area comes around 2,12,973 out of which the male population is 1,04,968 and that of female is 1,08,005. The total number of voters as per the available statistics is 1,53,117.
There are 2,740 employees working in various Government departments including Local administration in the constituency. 5,000 people including men and women are  working abroad.


Vital Information

Educational Institutions

Higher Secondary Schools

9

High Schools

16

L.P. Schools         

58

U.P. Schools

18

I.T.I

3

V.H.C.

1

D.I.E.T.

1

Technical Higher Secondary School

1

Institution of Higher Education

K.G.College, Pampady

Rajeev Gandhi Institution of Technology

I.H.R.D. Engineering College

St.GITS Engineering College

Libraries

58

Institutions of Health Care

Primary Health Centres

8

Government Ayurvedic Dispensaries

8

Government Homeo Dispensaries

9

Veterinary Centers

Dispensaries

5

Hospitals

2

Policlinic

1

I.C.D.P.  Sub centres

9

Industrial Units

Kerala State Rubber Corporation Ltd. (RUBCO)

Mini Industrial Estate

Kottayam Power Loom

Priya Darsini Spinning Mill Co-operative Society

Centres of Worship

Christian Churches

118

Temples

73

Mosques

2

Historical Importance

Birth place of the veteran Sopanam Musician Shadkala Govinda Marar

Vennimala Sree Rama Lexmana Temple

Proposed Tourism Destination

Puthuppally Church

Dakshina Mookambika Temple, Panachikkad (Saraswathi Temple)

 

Puthupally Election Result (Since 1965)

Year

Winner (Party)

RunnerUp (Party)

Majority

1965

E.M. George (CPM)

Thomas Ragan (INC

1835

1967

E.M. George (CPM)

P.C.Cheriyan (INC)

5552

1970

Oommen Chandy (INC)

E.M. George(CPM)

7288

1977

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Cherian.P.C (BLD)

15910

1980

Oommen Chandy (INC-U)

Panicker.MR.G. (NDP)

13659

1982

Oommen Chandy (INC-A)

Thomas Rajan

15983

1987

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Vasavan.V.N. (CPM)

9164

1991

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Vasavan.V.N. (CPM)

13811

1996

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Reji Zacharia (CPM)

10155

2001

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Cherian Philip (CPM – Independent)

12575

2006

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Sindhu Joy(CPM)

19863

2011

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Sujasusan George(CPM)

33255

 

Elections Won


Puthupally Election Result (Since 1965)


Year

Winner (Party)

RunnerUp (Party)

Majority

1965

E.M. George (CPM)

Thomas Rajan (INC)

1835

1967

E.M. George (CPM)

P.C.Cheriyan (INC)

5552

1970

Oommen Chandy (INC)

E.M. George(CPM)

7288

1977

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Cherian.P.C (BLD)

15910

1980

Oommen Chandy (INC-U)

Panicker.MR.G. (NDP)

13659

1982

Oommen Chandy (INC-A)

Thomas Rajan (Independent)

15983

1987

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Vasavan.V.N. (CPM)

9164

1991

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Vasavan.V.N. (CPM)

13811

1996

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Reji Zacharia (CPM)

10155

2001

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Cherian Philip (CPM – Independent)

12575

2006

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Sindhu Joy(CPM)

19863

2011

Oommen Chandy (INC)

Sujasusan George(CPM)

33255

 

A Mass Leader

A staunch proponent of Indian National Congress and its ideology, Chandy ventured into the political arena as an activist of Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of the party. He was the unit president of KSU at St George High School, Puthupally, and went on to become the State President of the organization. For a short period he was also the President of All Kerala Balajana Sakhyam.
He completed his college education from CMS College, Kottayam, SB College, Changanassery and Government Law College, Ernakulam. These campuses not only bestowed knowledge, but also moulded the career of a mass leader, Oommen Chandy. 

His entry into the main stream Congress politics was through Youth Congress in which he served as the President at the state level. At the National level, he served the party as member of the AICC. He also associated with several trade unions, affiliated with INTUC, and has led several mass movements addressing causes concerning the commoner. He was elected to Kerala legislative Assembly for the first time from Puthupally constituency in 1970, and since then he never looked back.  The impeccable track record of winning 10 times continuously from the constituency is an eloquent testimony of his popularity and public acceptance.
His simple life style, immaculate track record and above all his compassionate behavior earns him a unique position in the minds of each and every Keralite