Kannur | Following the swearing-in ceremony of Prof Richard Hay, nominated Member of Parliament belonging to the Anglo Indian Community, Kerala gets one more MP from the state.
This is for the first time a BJP nominee has taken oath in Lok Sabha from Kannur. Now, Kannur District has eight representatives as MPs, including P K Sreemathi (CPI(M)- representing Kannur constituency) and K K Raghesh (CPI(M) nominated Rajya Sabha MP).
The other MP’s belonging to Kannur or have links with this district at Former Union Minister of State for Home Mulappally Ramachandran (now representing Vadakara Constituency), a Congress leader who represented Kannur Constituency five times consecutively from 1984 to 1998 and now residing at Chombala bordering Kannur District.
The other Congress MPs are — Former Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal (now representing Alapuzha Constituency), a native of Payyanur in the district. Kozhikode MP M K Raghavan ( who belongs to Payyanur), Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed (Malappuram MP representing to IUML).His home town is Thana near Kannur Town.
Mr P Karunakaran’s wife is Liala who is the daughter of late CPI(M) leader A K Gopalan of Peralassery in Kannur District.
The 63- year -old retired professor ,Mr Richard Hay, a resident of Thalassery, is an academician involved in social and cultural activities.
He had worked as professor in Government Brennen College- Thalassery, Madappally Government College and Mokeri Government College in the district . He is an active member of Rotary international and Lions club. Mr Hay was Lions district governor in 2003-2004. He had also served as State president of the Junior Chamber International. His wife Shakila Hay is also active in Lions Club. The couple has two children Romola and Rowina.
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