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V. Surendran Pillai Wikipedia
V. Surendran Pillai was the minister for Ports and Youth Affairs in the government of Kerala, India. He is a member of Janata Dal (United).
He entered to the politics as a member of Kerala Congress. He was the president of Anchal Block Panchayath president. He held the post of Kerala Congress district president and General Secretary. In 1984, he elected to kerala legislative assembly from Punalur seat in a by-election.
When the time of party split, he stood with P.J. Joseph. Then he became the Kerala Congress Trade Union Congress (J) state president. In 2006, he elected from Thiruvananthapuram West assembly constituency. He defeated Sharath Chandra Prasad from Congress. He was the 183rd minister in the Kerala Legislative Assembly and the sixteenth minister to be sworn in from the Kerala Congress. When Kerala Congress (J) merged with Kerala Congress (M), he joined Kerala Congress (Anti-merger Group). He lost to V.S. Sivakumar in the 2011 State Election.
Once again party had split, he and Scaria Thomas formed Kerala Congress (Scaria Thomas) group. The party had alliance with LDF. But he was enraged after the LDF dumped him while rejecting his claim for the Thiruvananthapuram Central Assembly seat in 2016 election and allotting it to the Kerala Congress (Democratic) nominee. Surendran Pillai had announced his decision to leave the Kerala Congress (Scaria Thomas) party and work together with secular and democratic forces. He also claimed that four general secretaries and six district secretaries of the party had quit along with him. Then he joined Janata Dal (United) and the party gave the Nemom seat to contest.
From Anchal in Kollam, he is the son of K. Velu Pillai and K. Kalyaniamma.