Kuruppasserry Varkey Thomas (Malayalam: കുറുപ്പശ്ശേരി വര്ക്കി തോമസ്; born 10 May 1946), formally known as K. V. Thomas, is an Indian politician hailing from Kumbalangi in Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. He is currently the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Central Govt. of India; a member of the Indian Parliament; and a member of All India Congress Committee (since 1984). He represents the Ernakulam parliamentary constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Thomas was a member of 12th Kerala Legislative Assembly representing the Ernakulam assembly constituency while contesting in the Indian general election, 2009. He served as the Minister for Excise and Tourism and Minister for Tourism and Fisheries between 2001 and 2004 in Government of Kerala. Thomas was a member of Lok Sabha from 1984 to 1996. During his long political career he had held several positions like President, 7th Ward Congress Committee (1970–75); Convener, Block Youth Congress, Palluruthy (1971–80); General Secretary. Cochin Taluk INTUC (1971–76), Kerala INTUC (1986–91), DCC Ernakulam (1978–86); Treasurer, KPCC (1991–96); President of Ernakulam District Congress (I) Committee; Member of KPCC; Member of Kerala State Election Congress (I) Committee; Organising Secretary & General Secretary of INTUC (Kerala); AICC Observer to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep. He is also a member of General Council of INTUC (trade union wing of the Indian National Congress) since 1976.
Is Post Graduate, with m.sc. in 1966-1968 from kerala university.
Contested in 2 election(s), the details of election track record are below.
Has no criminal cases against them - clean chit!
Current total assets are Rs.1,50,41,664. Current liabilites worth Rs.18,69,263.
|Election||Constituency||Party||Criminal Cases||Assets||Liabilities||Election Expenses||Result|
|Lok Sabha 2009||Ernakulam||INC||0||1,50,41,664||18,69,263||Link||winner|
|Union Council Of Ministers 2011||Minister||inc||0||1,60,60,485||19,87,731|