on 20 October 1923 to Shri. Sankaran and Smt.
Accamma in Alappuzha district of Kerala state,
VS had to give up his studies after finishing
entered into the world of politics through
Trade Union activities and joined State Congress
in 1938. Like many young men of his age, he
became disillusioned with the policies and
politics of the Congress and became a member
of the Communist Party of India (CPI) in 1940.
was imprisoned for five years and six months
during Freedom Struggle period and has gone
under-ground for four and half years in his
decades old political career. He was active
in the Punnapra-Vayalar uprising. He was one
among the 32 comrades who left the CPI National
Council in 1964 to form the CPI(M).
had served many postitions in long political
career. He was the Kerala State Secretary
of the CPI(M) between 1980 and 1992 and he
became the member of the Polit Bureau since
1985. He was also active in parliamentary
politics as he became the member of Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1967, 1970, 1991,
2001 and 2006. He was the Leader of Opposition
in the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1992
to 1996 and from 2001 to 2006.
had gained enough popular support during his
stint as the opposition leader. He did take
active personal interestes in making visits
to even the remotest of places, where ever
he believed that the ruling government was
not doing things in a right fashion, or done
in an outright dishonest way. How ever a few
of his statements, did create an impression
that comrade Achuthanandan is basically against
any development in the state of Kerala and
still believes in outdated theories.
During the assembly elections held in Kerala in April-May 2006, VS Achuthanandan defeated
Satheesan Pacheeni of the United Democratic
Front by a whopping margin of 20,017 votes
in Malampuzha constituency in Palghat district.
With this win VS successfully countered the
accusation that when the party wins VS loses,
and if VS wins the party loses. The State
Committee and Polit Bureau meeting unanimously
decided to make VS Achuthanandan the Chief
Minister of Kerala. The swearing in ceremony
took place on May 18th, 2006 at central stadium
should be noted that when the prospective
candidate list for CPI(M) was published (for
the elections of 2006), the name of VS Achuthanandan
was conspiciously absent. This create an uproar
across the state, and processions and protests
were held in support of comrade VS Achuthanandan.
The Polit Bureau finally succumbed to the
pressure, and have decided to field VS from
Malampuzha. He had won from malampuzha with
a margin of 20000 votes and he had became
the 20th chief minister of Kerala state.
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