|Minister for Electricity Government of Kerala|
May 23, 2011
|Preceded by||A. K. Balan|
|Constituency||Nilambur, Malappuram district|
15 May 1935 |
Nilambur, Malappuram district
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||Two sons and two daughters|
|As of Nov 8, 2012
Shri.Aryadan Muhammed is a veteran Indian National Congress party leader and the present Minister for Electricity and Transport (Government of Kerala) in the Oommen Chandy Ministry. He is representing the Nilambur constituency in Kerala after winning in the 2011 State Election. He is an exceptionally sane and balanced person and fearless in expressing views. He has no inhibition of " political correctness " while expressing his forthright opinion.
Aryadan Muhammed was born on 15 May 1935 as the son of Shri. Unneen and Smt. Kadiyamunni. He married Smt. Mariyumma and have two sons and two daughters.
Entering politics as an Indian National congress member in 1952, Shri. Muhammed, a member of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) since 1958, later served as Secretary, Calicut DCC, President, Malappuram DCC and as General Secretary, KPCC. An active member of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) in the fifties, he has been the President of various labour unions as well.
Shri. Aryadan Muhammed became elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly (KLA) for the first time in 1977. He got elected to the KLA again in 1980 through a by-election held on 28.5.1980. Since then, from 8th KLA to the 13th KLA (1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011) he has been representing the same Nilambur Constituency as a Congress candidate.
As Minister (Kerala State)
From 25.1.1980 to 16.10.1981, Shri. Aryadan was the Minister for Labour and Forests in the Ministry headed by Shri. E.K.Nayanar. Later, from 20.4.1995 to 9.5.1996 he was the Minister for Labour and Tourism in the Ministry headed by Shri. A.K.Antony. In the Ministry headed by Shri. Oommen Chandy (2004-2006) he was holding the portfolio of Electricity since 5.9.2004.
Aryadan Muhammed is at present the Minister for Power and Transport in the Oommen Chandy Ministry and assumed his office on 23rd May 2011. His portfolio includes Electricity, Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Road Transport, Motor Vehicles and Water Transport.
|Major Election Victories in KLA|
|Year||Constituency||Closest rival||Majority (votes)|
|1980||Nilambur||M.R Chandran (INC(I))||17,841|
|1987||Nilambur||Devdas Pottekkad (CPI(M))||10,333|
|1991||Nilambur||Abdurahiman Master (IND)||7,684|
|1996||Nilambur||Malayil Thomas Matheew (IND)||6,693|
|2001||Nilambur||P. Anwar Master (IND)||21,620|
|2006||Nilambur||Sreerama Krishnan (CPI(M))||18,171|
|2011||Nilambur||Prof. M. Thomas Mathew (IND)||5,598|
Other positions held
- During his long legislative career, he had also served as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee from 1998 to 2001 and Chairman of Public Undertakings Committee from 2001 to 2004.
- In addition, he has held important positions in the State Marketing Federation as its President and was the Director of NCDC and NAFED.
- During the Xth KLA Shri. Aryadan had also a remarkable stint as the Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party.
- "Aryadan Muhammed" (PDF). Kerala Legislature. Retrieved 17 July 2012.