M.B. Rajesh

Com. M B Rajesh is the eldest son of Shri. Balakrishnan Nair and Smt. M K Remani. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab on 12th March 1971 while his father was serving the Indian Army in Punjab. A native of Chalavara, Shornur in Palakkad District of Kerala, Com. Rajesh is a graduate in Law from the University of Kerala and a Postgraduate in Economics from the NSS College, Ottappalam. Com. Rajesh was elected to 15th Lok Sabha from the Palakkad Constituency. Com. M B Rajesh started his political life while he was a school student by organizing the Students Federation of India (SFI) at school level. Later he became the President and then Secretary of SFI Kerala State Committee. He also held positions including the Joint Secretary and Vice President of SFI Central Committee. Com. Rajesh led many struggles against the commercialization of education and was brutally assaulted by the police during agitations. He was arrested and remanded to judicial custody in jail several times. After his student life he was active in the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) where he is now holding the post of All India President. Comrade Rajesh is now a State committee member of CPI (M) in Kerala. During his tenure in Lok Sabha during 2009 – 2014 Com. Rajesh proved his caliber as a parliamentarian. He raised more than 500 questions on various issues, took part in more than 130 debates and could spent 93 percent of his MP Local Area Development fund. The issues raised by Com. Rajesh on topics like economic policies, environment and fuel price issues were widely debated and accepted by other members also.

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