President of BJP Kerala State
23 December 1952
Mararji Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram
Kummanam Rajasekharan (കുമ്മനം രാജശേഖരൻ ; born 23 December 1952) is an Indian politician and current president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala. He Started his public activities as an activist of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Sangh parivar in the state of Kerala from 1970. From 18 December 2015, he has been the state president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala. He participated in ‘movement against Nilakkal land encroachment’ and worked for ‘Paliyam Declaration’ pronounced by prominent Hindu religious scholars. In 1987, He resigned from government service and became a full-time Pracharak of RSS, while instrumental in spearheading Kerala’s Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti, Balasadanams, and Ekal Vidyalayas. As of 2013, he holds the responsibilities of Hindu Aikya Vedi Organisation-Secretary, Sabarimala Ayyappa Sewa Samajam, General-Secretary and Chairman of Janmabhumi daily.
1 Early life and education
2 Professional career
3 Ideology and public roles
4 Marad massacre
6 External links
Early life and education
Son of Late Advocate V K Ramakrishna Pillai & P Parukkutty Amma, Rajasekharan was born at Kummanam village of Aymanam in Kottayam district. After his schooling at his birthplace, he continued his studies at Baselius College and CMS College, Kottayam and graduated from there. Then he completed his post-graduate diploma in Journalism and joined in various periodicals to acquire experience in journalism.
Rajasekharan started his journalism career by joining Deepika daily, Kottayam in 1974. Later he played different roles in many dailies in Kerala. He was the Sub-Editor of Rastravartha daily, Kochi. He also took the role of Sub-Editor in Keraladesam daily, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Bhooshanam daily, Kottayam and Kerala Dhwani daily, Kottayam. In 1976, he took a short break from his journalism career and joined the Food Corporation of India, Kochi. In 1987, he resigned from this government job and became a Pracharak (full-time worker) of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). In 2012, h