Benny Behanan

Benny Behanan
Constituency: Chalakudy

Born/Date of Birthday: 22 August 1952
Place of Birth: Vengola, Travancore-Cochin, Ernakulam, India
Political party: Indian National Congress
Educational Qualifications: B.Com.
Educated at: Sri Sankara College, Kalady, Ernakulam, Kerala (1971–1972)
Profession: Social Worker, Agriculturist, Trade Unionist
Marital Status: Married
Date of Marriage: 09 Jan 1983
Spouse's Name: Smt. Sherly Benny
Children: Veena Thomas, Sri Venu Thomas
Parents: Shri Ulahanan Thomas, Smt. Chinnamma Thomas
Permanent Address: Kunjuvittykudy House, Thrikkakkara, Ernakulam-682021, Kerala
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Benny Behanan (born 22 August 1952) is an Indian politician from Kerala. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party who serves as Member of Parliament from Chalakudy (Lok Sabha constituency). He was the MLA of Thrikkakara Legislative Assembly Constituency from 2011 to 2016. He was the General Secretary of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee for 17 years. Earlier he had won Piravom in 1982, and unsuccessfully contested the Idukki Parliament Constituency as UDF Candidate to the Lok Sabha in 2004. In 2019 General election, he won the election with a margin of 132274 votes against the LDF candidate Innocent (actor).

Political life
Hailing from a Congress family, Benny Behanan has held various positions within the party.

  • State president of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) from 1978–1979
  • General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee from 1979–1982
  • Member of KPCC Executive Since 1981
  • In 1982, he was elected to the Kerala State Legislative Assembly
  • All India Congress Committee (AICC) Member since 1996
  • Managing Director, Veekshanam Daily Newspaper since 2006
  • President of Thrissur District Congress Committee since 2010
  • Member Legislative Assembly in 2011 (Thrikkakkara Constituency)
  • Convenor , United Democratic Front (UDF), 2018 - 2020

Personal life
Benny Behanan was born to O. Thomas and Chinnamma Thomas on 22 August 1952 at Vengola, near Perumbavoor in present-day Kerala state, South India.

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