Comrade Vikraman, aged 53 years, the CPI (M) candidate for the Madurai Parliamentary Constituency, is the secretary of the Madurai Urban District Committee of CPI(M) and a member of the state committee of the Party. He has studied up to SSLC. He joined the Party in 1979 and has been a full time worker of the Party for 35 years now. He has led many struggles, including against bus fare hikes and for improved functioning of the government hospitals. He has been arrested and jailed several times, for a total of 21 days, for participation in struggles for people’s welfare. He is married to Radhamani, and has a son named Arun and a daughter named Aathira. His father V. Balakrishnan had served as the Madurai district secretary of the CITU.