: Chief Minister. Was President of K.S.F. and K.S.Y.F.; Joined C.P.I.(M) in 1964; In 1968, at the age of 24, he was elected to the Kannur District Committee of C.P.I.(M); Member, Kannur District Secretariat (1972); Member, C.P.I.(M) Kerala State Committee (1978); Secretary, C.P.I.(M) Kannur District (1986); Member, C.P.I.(M) State Secretariat (since 1988); Secretary, Kerala State Committee C.P.I.(M) (1998-2015); Member, Polit Bureau C.P.I.(M) (since 2002). Minister for Electricity and Co-operation (from 1996 to 1998). Chairman , Subject Committee XIV(Home Affairs) in the 14th KLA.