|Political party CPI(M)|
Name T. Rajesh
|Spouse(s) V P Sheena|
Role Indian Politician
|Constituency Kalyassery (Assembly constituency)|
Born 11 January 1974 (age 41) Kalyassery, Kannur, Kerala (1974-01-11)
Party Communist Party of India (Marxist)
T. V. Rajesh (born 11 January 1974) is an Indian politician from the state of Kerala, and a member of the Legislative Assembly of Kerala. He represents the Kalyassery constituency of Kerala and is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) political party. Rajesh is the president of the DYFI Kerala state committee, and also a state committee member of the CPI(M).
T. V. Rajesh was born in Kulapuram, Kannur as son of Chandukutty and Madhavi. He did his schooling in Cherythazham high school and subsequently completed his pre-dregree and bachelor's degree from Payyannur College, Kannur. He completed his master's degree in Law from Govt Law college, Trivandrum.
T. V. Rajesh entered into politics as an Students' Federation of India (SFI) activist. Later he moved onto Democratic Youth Federation of India and actively took part in various strikes and movements. He was the president of the DYFI Kerala state committee. His political activism saw him lead student struggles right from his days as a high school student. He has been part of many different struggles against various United Democratic Front governments in Kerala. His struggles have been brutally repressed in the past, which made him spend 87 days behind the bars.
He was elected as the state secretary of SFI in 2002 and as the National Joint Secretary in 2003. He was elected as the member of the Legislative Assembly of Kerala from his constituency in May 2011 with a margin of nearly 30000 votes. In 2012 Kerala state conference of CPI(M), he was elected as a member of the state committee of the party.