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Adv. Mathew T. Thomas

Adv. Mathew T. Thomas

MLA Thiruvalla


  Phone: 9447802865
 Email: minister-irrigation@kerala.gov.in

Mathew T Thomas (born 27 September 1961) is an Indian politician who is currently the minister for water resources in Government of Kerala, State President and Legislature Party Leader of the Janata Dal (Secular). He was the Minister of Transport for Kerala from May 2006 to August 2009 in the LDF ministry led by V.S. Achuthanandan.

Mathew Thomas was born in Tiruvalla as the son of Rev. T. Thomas, a priest of the Mar Thoma Church. He completed his B.Sc. degree from the Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, and also has an LL.B. He was motivated by the imposition of Emergency in 1977 to enter politics and joined the Kerala Vidyathi Janata(KVJ), the state youth wing of the erstwhile Janata Party. He served in various positions, beginning as the KVJ Unit Secretary in Marthoma College, Thiruvalla; then as Taluk Secretary, Thiruvalla, District President, Alappuzha, State Secretary, and as State President(1985-88.).[2] He is married to Achamma Alex and have a daughter.[3]

He has been elected as a Member of the Kerala Legislature, in 1987,[4] 2006,[5] 2011[6] and 2016. In the 2011 elections, he polled 63289 votes, winning by a margin of 10767 votes, over his nearest rival, Victor T. Thomas of the Kerala Congress (M).