Shri. A. K. Balan
Shri. A.K BALAN
Residence : 0491-2527579
Profile :Son of Shri. Kelappan and Smt. Kunhi; born at Nadapuram on 3rd August 1948; B.A., LL.B.; Advocate; Social and Political Worker.
Entered politics through students’ movement; Was the Secretary and President of S.F.I. State Committee (1979-1982); Chairman, Thalassery Brennan College Union (1973-74); President, Palakkad District Council (1989-91); Chairman, K.S.F.E. (1996-2001); District President and Secretary, C.I.T.U., Palakkad; All India Executive Committee Member and State Vice-President, C.I.T.U.; State Secretariat Member, C.P.I.(M). Elected to Parliament from Ottappalam (1980-85). Was Member, Estimates Committee and Defence Consultation Committee; Minister for Welfare of Backward and Scheduled Communities and Electricity.
In 1972, led Kozhikode Thottakkad Excess Land Agitation and was imprisoned for 30 days in Kannur Central Jail; led the agitation for a University Centre in Thalasseri; led the struggle to resume the shift system in colleges and also to provide educational concessions to parallel college students; led the struggle for enhancing educational concessions to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes communities.
Previously elected to K.L.A. in 2001 and 2006.
|Languages known||Malayalam and English|
|Wife ||Dr. Jameela|
|Children ||Two sons|
|Travels Abroad ||South Korea, China, Singapore, Austria, |
Denmark, Germany and U.A.E.
|Literary Activities||Writing articles in dailies and weeklies|
|Hobbies||Magic and Palmistry|
Palakkad – 678 001.
|Shri. A. K. Balan [C.P.I.(M)] ||64,175|
|Shri. N. Vinish [K.C.(J)] ||38,419|
|Shri. M. Lakshmanan [B.J.P.]||5,385|