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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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114 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 17:12:25 -0700

Film-makers, film society activists, critics and the public came together on Sunday at the Hassan Marikkar Hall to commemorate the golden jubilee of the film society movement in Kerala. Inaugurating the function, film-maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan said ...
Times of India
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:45:00 -0800

KOCHI: Jose Thettayil MLA's son has withdrawn the petition filed before the Kerala High Court seeking to quash the criminal case against him alleging sexual abuse. The court has allowed the plea for withdrawing the petition filed by Thettayil's elder ...
The Hindu
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:12:09 -0700

Jose Thettayil, MLA, lamented the dilapidated condition of most roads in Angamaly and attributed it to lack of proper pre-monsoon works. Forest department said fencing works along forest borders to check intrusion of wild elephants was under progress.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:20:27 -0800

In a big relief to Jose Thettayil MLA, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a petition accusing him of sexual harassment. The court said the woman, who had levelled charges of sexual abuse against him, was in fact trying to trap the Janata Dal (S ...

The New Indian Express

The Hindu
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:12:39 -0700

The sex scam involving Angamaly MLA Jose Thettayil took a new turn after the woman complainant told the media that crucial evidence in the case including her laptop containing video footage of her and Mr. Thettayil and the web camera using which it was ...

The Hindu

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:38:30 -0700

Kochi: A 30-year-old woman filed a case on Sunday alleging that former Kerala transport minister and opposition legislator Jose Thettayil and his son "exploited" her. The father-son duo have been booked for non- bail able offence under IPC 376- sexual ...

The Hindu

The New Indian Express
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:37:30 -0700

The High Court on Friday expressed doubt whether the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Jose Thettayil MLA would constitute an offence under 376 (rape) of IPC. The court was considering a petition by the former minister seeking to quash ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:14:35 -0700

Former minister Jose Thettayil's wife came out in support of her husband, who is staying away from public glare since the case of sexual abuse was registered against him. Addressing the media at their residence, Daisy Jose, Mr. Thettayil's wife, termed ...

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