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Aryadan Muhammed
ആര്യാടന്‍ മുഹമ്മദ്‌
Aryadan muhammad.jpg
Minister for Electricity Government of Kerala
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 May 2011
Governor H.R. Bhardwaj
Preceded by A. K. Balan
Constituency Nilambur, Malappuram district
Personal details
Born (1935-05-15) 15 May 1935 (age 80)
Nilambur, Malappuram district
Political party Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg
Spouse(s) Smt. Mariyumma
Children Two sons and two daughters
Residence Nilambur, Kerala
As of 8 Nov, 2012
Source: kerala.gov.in

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.

Personal Life[edit]

Aryadan Muhammed was born on 15 May 1935 as the son of Shri. Unneen and Smt. Kadiyamunni.[1] He married Smt. Mariyumma and have two sons and two daughters.

Political Life[edit]

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)[edit]

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 23 May 2011. His portfolio includes Electricity, Railways, Post and Telegraphs, Road Transport, Motor Vehicles and Water Transport.[2]

Major Election Victories in KLA
Year Constituency Closest rival Majority (votes)
1977 Nilambur Saidalikutty (CPI(M)) 7,715[3]
1980 Nilambur M.R Chandran (INC(I)) 17,841[4]
1987 Nilambur Devdas Pottekkad (CPI(M)) 10,333[5]
1991 Nilambur Abdurahiman Master (IND) 7,684[6]
1996 Nilambur Malayil Thomas Matheew (IND) 6,693[7]
2001 Nilambur P. Anwar Master (IND) 21,620[8]
2006 Nilambur Sreerama Krishnan (CPI(M)) 18,171[9]
2011 Nilambur Prof. M. Thomas Mathew (IND) 5,598[10]


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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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The Indian Express

Economic Times
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:30:00 -0700

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Setting at rest speculation about the transfer of ADGP Rishiraj Singh who had courted controversy for not saluting Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, Kerala assembly was today informed that the officer had been transfered after ...
 
Times of India
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:45:00 -0700

The selected three photographers of the camp would be honoured with best photography awards. The concluding ceremony of the meet would be inaugurated by power minister Aryadan Muhammed. Article continues. Stay updated on the go with Times of ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:14:26 -0700

Minister for Power Aryadan Muhammed told the House that lack of land was the main hindrance to set up more solar parks in the State. Land to the tune of five acres was needed for setting up a solar park that can generate 1 MW. Minister for Agriculture ...
 
The New Indian Express
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:51:19 -0700

After the government failed to respond, Anto approached Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed for implementing the solar project as a joint venture with the ANERT. But, he did not get any response from the Electricity Minister either. Anto also gave ...
 
The Hindu
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:07:06 -0700

The government will soon make harnessing solar energy mandatory for all households in the State. In reply to a question in the Assembly on Tuesday, Minister for Power Aryadan Muhammed said the government would soon issue orders to this effect. Already ...

ummid.com

ummid.com
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700

Kerala Minister Aryadan Muhammed has come out with a statement that his great grand parents were Hindus. This has created a celebrative mood in the face book among the Sangh Parivar, with an attitude: 'We told you so, you guys came from us'. It has ...
 
Web India
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:03:18 -0700

A 200 megawatt Solar Park will be set up at Kasaragod with a Central assistance of Rs 40 crore. In reply to questions, State Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammed informed the state Assembly that the project would be jointly implemented by the Solar ...
 
The Indian Express
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:40:50 -0800

Congress minister Aryadan Muhammed's former personal assistant and his friend were sentenced to life imprisonment by a session's court in Malappuram which found them guilty of raping and murdering a woman at Congress party office. The first accused ...
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