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Jose Thettayil
Jose Thettayil.jpg
Minister for Transport
Assumed office
Preceded by Mathew T. Thomas
Constituency Angamaly,
Personal details
Born (1950-08-17) 17 August 1950 (age 64)
Angamaly, Ernakulam, Travancore Cochin, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Janata Dal (Secular)
Spouse(s) Daisy
Children Adarsh, Jose
Website http://josethettayil.in

Jose Thettayil (born 17 August 1950) is an Indian politician, trade unionist, advocate, and a member of Janata Dal (Secular). He was the ex- minister for Transport in the Government of Kerala.[1] He represents the Angamaly constituency in Ernakulam district in the Kerala Legislative Assembly.[2]


Jose was born in Angamaly on 17 August 1950 as the son of Thomas Thettayil and Philomina. He received his B.Sc. degree in Zoology from Sree Sankara College, Kalady and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He entered Politics through Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of the Indian National Congress. He was convener of the Youth Congress, Ankamaly Constituency in 1973. Jose was expelled from Indian National Congress in 1975[citation needed], during the Emergency period. Jose joined the erstwhile Janata Party in 1977 and became a State Committee Member and National Council Member in 1980 and Janata Party Vice-President of Ernakulam district in 1981.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Jose is married to Daisy.The couple is having two sons Jose & Adarsh.


In June 2013, Jose and his son Adarsh were alleged by a lady resident of his constituency for having sexually abused her over the course of a year.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Council of Ministers - Kerala". Kerala Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Members of Legislative Assempbly". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jose Thettayil". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Woman alleges sexual abuse by Jose Thettayil, son". 

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7 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:52:53 -0700

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has dispelled allegations of his involvement in suppressing the alleged sexual abuse case against Jose Thettayil, MLA, to get a reprieve from the solar scandal. He was responding to questions here on Saturday based on a ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:44:14 -0700

The residents and local officials blame the present MLA Jose Thettayil for the despicable situation. “A model project had been set up here decades back. What we did then is really an example for the tourism development here. The current string of MLAs' ...

Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

KOCHI: The repaired Sree Sankara Bridge at Kalady on the MC Road was opened for traffic on Monday amidst high drama and black flags against PWD Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju. Local MLA Jose Thettayil reportedly received a few blows during the melee.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:40:59 -0700

Commenting on the issue Angamali MLA Jose Thettayil said a project to develop Malayattoor into a tourism hotspot has been kicked off. “A master plan has been formulated for Malayattoor and the government has sanctioned `45 lakh for it. The preparation ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:22:30 -0700

Commenting on the project, Jose Thettayil, MLA, said the master plan also included provision for integrated development of both tourism and public infrastructure. “The Central Road fund has already allotted Rs.9 crore for renovating the Kalady ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:44:14 -0700

When asked, Jose Thettayil MLA said the construction of the last slab would commence on Saturday and hopefully, the project would be completed within two months. “We visited the spot and the work is almost complete. The state government dragged the ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 17:51:51 -0700

Kochi: The Chief Minister denied the allegation against him raised by the woman who claimed to have been raped by MLA Jose Thettayil. He said that the allegation was baseless, and that the controversial video was not leaked by him. “The matter was not ...

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