List of leaders of the opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly

Indian National Congress K. Karunakaran Communist Party of India (Marxist)
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The post of Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly has been held by 20 politicians since the Assembly was established in 1957. All have belonged to either the Indian National Congress, the Communist Party of India or the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The current Leader of the Opposition is Ramesh Chennithala.


List of Opposition Leaders of Kerala

Opposition Leader of Kerala
Incumbent
Ramesh Chennithala

since 25 May 2016
AppointerGovernor of Kerala
Inaugural holderP. T. Chacko
Formation5 April 1957
S.No. Name Term Chief minister Political Party
1 P. T. Chacko 5 April 1957 31 July 1959 E. M. S. Namboodiripad Indian National Congress
2 E. M. S. Namboodiripad E. M. S. Namboodiripad.jpg 22 February 1960 26 September 1962 Pattom A. Thanu Pillai Communist Party of India
26 September 1962 10 September 1964 R. Sankar
3 K. Karunakaran 6 March 1967 1 November 1969 E. M. S. Namboodiripad Indian National Congress
4 E. M. S. Namboodiripad E. M. S. Namboodiripad.jpg 1 November 1969 1 August 1970 C. Achutha Menon Communist Party of India (Marxist)
4 October 1970 25 March 1977
5 25 March 1977 25 April 1977 K. Karunakaran
6 25 April 1977 27 October 1978 A. K. Antony
7 K. Karunakaran 29 October 1978 7 October 1979 P. K. Vasudevan Nair Communist Party of India
8 T. K. Ramakrishnan August 1979 October 1979 C. H. Mohammed Koya Communist Party of India
9 P. K. Vasudevan Nair P.K. Vasudevan Nair.jpg October 1979 November1979
10 K. Karunakaran 25 January 1980 20 October 1981 E. K. Nayanar Indian National Congress
11 E. K. Nayanar Ek nayanar.jpeg 28 December 1981 17 March 1982 K. Karunakaran Communist Party of India (Marxist)
12 24 May 1982 25 March 1987
13 K. Karunakaran 26 March 1987 17 June 1991 E. K. Nayanar Indian National Congress
14 E. K. Nayanar Ek nayanar.jpeg 1991 1992 K. Karunakaran Communist Party of India (Marxist)
15 V. S. Achutanandan Vs achutanandann.jpg 1992 16 March 1995
16 March 1995 9 May 1996 A. K. Antony
16 A. K. Antony A. K. Antony.jpg 20 May 1996 13 May 2001 E. K. Nayanar Indian National Congress
17 V. S. Achutanandan Vs achutanandann.jpg 17 May 2001 29 August 2004 A. K. Antony Communist Party of India (Marxist)
31 August 2004 12 May 2006 Oomen Chandy
18 Oomen Chandy Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala.jpg 18 May 2006 14 May 2011 V. S. Achutanandan Indian National Congress
19 V. S. Achutanandan Vs achutanandann.jpg 18 May 2011 20 May 2016 Oomen Chandy Communist Party of India (Marxist)
20 Ramesh Chennithala Ramesh Chennithala profile 02.jpg 25 May 2016 Incumbent Pinarayi Vijayan Indian National Congress

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