Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Chairman PT Thomas dies
New Delhi: Kerala Pradesh congressional committee working chairman PT Thomas breathed his last at Christian Medical College in Vellore on Wednesday morning. He was 70 years old. He was diagnosed with cancer and had been undergoing treatment for a month at the Vellore CMC. Thomas is survived by his wife and two sons.
Thomas was one of the three active chairmen of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee. He represented the constituency of Thrikkakara in the Kerala Assembly. Thomas once represented the Idukki constituency in Lok Sabha and the Thodupuzha constituency in the Assembly on two occasions.
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He was previously the Managing Director of “Veekshanam”, spokesperson for the Indian National Congress in Kerala. The 70-year-old was also an author and environmental activist.
Thomas began his political career with the Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of Congress. Eventually, he became KSU district chairman in Idukki, and then ascended to the throne as state president. In 1980, he became Secretary General of State of the Youth Congress. He became chairman of the Idukki district congress committee in 2017.
In 1991 and 2001 he won the legislative elections in Thodupuzha while in 2016 and 2021 he won the seats in Thrikkakara. In 2009, he portrayed Idukki in Lok Sabha.