Veteran communist K.R Gowri Amma felicitated

Veteran communist leader and a member of first Kerala legislative assembly, K.R Gowri Amma was felicitated at her residence on the occasion of the 60th year celebrations of the state assembly.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented a shawl to Gouri Amma, who was the Finance Minister in the first cabinet headed by veteran communist leader late E. M. Sankaran Namboodiripad that came to power in April 1957.

Gouri and CPI leader E. Chandrasekharan Nair are the only two members of the first assembly who are alive now.

Nonagenarian leader Gouri was expelled from CPI(M) in 1993 over alleged “anti-party activities.”

Later, she formed the Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS), a political outfit that became part of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), and became a Minister in the UDF-led government between 2001 and 2006.

However, she severed ties with UDF last year following differences with the Congress leadership.


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