Golden Jubilee year of Kerala Assembly is April 2006. Silver Jubilee year is 1982.
The Assembly which had the longest term is 4th Kerala Legislative Assembly (1970-77).
The Assembly which had the shortest period is 6th Kerala Assembly (1980-1982).
The First session of first (1959) Kerala Legislative Assembly is 72 days.
The Cabinet that had the longest tenure is C. Achutha Menon Ministry (1970-77).
The shortest term in office is K. Karunakaran Ministry of 1997, which lasted for only 33 days.
Pinarayi Vijayan is the 22th Chief Minister of Kerala and 12th person to become the Chief Minister.
10 Chief Ministers resigned from Office.
C. Achuthamenon, K. Karunakaran, E.K. Nayanar and V.S. Achuthanandan are the four Chief Ministers who completed the term of five years.
First Ministry of Kerala (1957)
E.M.S. Namboothiripad - Chief Minister
C. Achutha Menon - Finance
T.V. Thomas - Transport
K.C. George - Food, Forest
Gopalan - Industry
T.A. Majeed - P.W.D
P.K.Chathan - Local Self Government
Joseph Mundassery - Education, Co-operation
K.R. Gauri - Land Tax, Excise
V.R. Krishna Ayyar - Law, Electricity
Dr. A.R. Menon - Health
The first Chief Minister of Kerala is E.M. Sankaran Namboodiripad.
He is also the first non-Indian National Congress Chief Minister.
He served as Chief Minister in two terms, first in 1957 and second in 1967.
EMS elected from Nileswaram constituency in the first general election of Kerala.
He is also the longest serving Opposition Leader. He is the leader of Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly from 1960 to 1964 and again from 1970 to 1977.
EMS is the first Kerala Chief Minister appeared in the Postal Stamp.
Pattom Thanu Pillai
Only person to head the Ministries of Travancore, Thiru-Kochi and Kerala is Pattom A. Thanu Pillai.
He is the second Chief Minister of Kerala from 22 February 1960 to 25 September 1962.
He is only Chief Minister who later became the Governor of an Indian State.
He is the first Chief Minister of Kerala who was born in 19th century.
He is the leader of Vimochana Samaram (Liberation Struggle). He resigned from chief ministership in 1962 September 25.
He became Governor of Punjab from 1962 to 1964, and Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1964 to 1968. He served as Prime Minister of Travancore, Chief Minister of Thiru-Kochi.
Pattom Thanu Pillai was the leader of first coalition ministry in Kerala.
The first Congress Chief Minister is R. Sankar.
He is the first Chief Minister from backward community. (1962 to 1964).
He was the first to become Chief Minister after holding the position of Deputy Chief Minister.
He was also the Deputy Chief Minister of the Pattam Thanupilla Ministry. He served as minister of Finance from 1960 to 1962 when he was the Deputy CM.
He is the only Chief Minister who resigned and dismissed the Government when a No-confidence motion was passed in the Assembly.
C. Achutha Menon
The longest continuous term as Chief Minister goes to C. Achutha Menon. He is the first Chief Minister who completed the term of five years.
He is the first Rajya Sabha member to become Kerala Chief Minister.
He is the first C.M. who presented Confidence Motion in Kerala Legislative Assembly.
He is the first Chief Minister for two term. The first term is from 1 November 1969 to 1 August 1970 and the second term is from 4 October 1970 to 25 March 1977.
The First Finance Minister of Kerala (EMS Ministry) is C. Achutha Menon.
He presented the first Budget of Kerala (1957 June 7).
He was the Chief Minister during Emergency period (1975-77).
Chief Minister for the maximum number of times is K. Karunakaran (4).
He is the Only Congress Chief Minister who completed the complete term. The first term starts in March 25. 1977and resigned on April 25 1977, following the references by the Kerala High Court about 'Rajah case.
The Second term starts in December 28, 1981. He re-signed on 17th March 1982.
The Third term starts in May 19. 1982.
The Fourth term starts in June 24, 1991. He resigned on March 16, 1995, making way for Shri. A.K.Antony.
He is the Home minister of Kerala during the emergency period. He was the founder of United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1970.
He has been elected three times to Rajya Sabha and to Lok Sabha twice.
He Served as the Minister for Industries in the Union Cabinet for one year in 1995.
Youngest Chief Minister of Kerala is A.K. Antony (37).
He is the longest serving Defence Minister of India in a continuous stint for 8 years.
He is the first to become Central Cabinet Minister after becoming Chief Minister.
He is the first to become Rajyasabha Member after becoming Chief Minister.
He is the member of Rajya Sabha for four times.
P.K. Vasudevan Nair
P.K. Vasudevan Nair holds the record for serving as Chief Minister, Minister and Opposition Leader in the same ministry.
He became Chief Minister of kerala on October 20, 1978, after the A. K. Antony's resignation.
He is elected to the Lok Sabha Assembly in the years 1957, 1962, 1967 and 2004. He also elected to the Legislative Assembly of the State in the years 1977 and 1980.
C.H. Mohamed Koya
C.H. Mohamed Koya holds the record of shortest term as C.M. Shortest term as C.M for just 54 days.
He is the only Chief Minister from Muslim Community.
He is the only person to hold the office of MLA, MP, Speaker, Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Minister.
He is the first Chief Minister after holding the post of Speaker.
He is also the only person to hold the record of Deputy Chief Minister post in two terms.
Only Chief Minister who later became Minister is Koya.
Only Chief Minister who later became Deputy Chief Minister is also Koya.
E. K. Nayanar
The Chief Minister who served for the longest period (4009 days) is E. K. Nayanar.
He became Chief Minister for three times - during 1980-81, 1987-91 and 1996-2001.
He is also the first Communist Chief Minister to complete the five year term.
V.S. Achuthanandan is the oldest person to become the Chief Minister (at the age of 83).
He served as Opposition leader for long period.
He is the eldest member to serve the Assembly (surpassed the record of K.R Gouri).
Chief Minister who has the latest date of birth is Oommen Chandy (1943).
He served as Chief Minister since May 2011 to May 2016.
He was also the Chief Minister from 2004 to 2006, and the Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2011.
He is the first Chief Minister to receive United Nations Public Service Award (2013).
Pinarayi Vijayan is the 22th Chief Minister of the State and was the 12th person to become the Chief Minister of Kerala.
He was the longest-serving secretary of Kerala CPI(M) State Committee. He served the position from 1998 to 2015.
He won the election from Dharmadom constituency.
He served as Minister in Kerala government between the years, 1996 and 1998.
Interesting Facts about Kerala Administration
The first elected Speaker in India (1947) is L.M. Pyli of Cochin Legislative Assembly.
The first Communist to be elected to a Legislative Assembly is K. Ananthan Nambiyar. He was elected to Madras Legislative Assembly in 1946.
Electronic Voting Machine was used for the first time in India is in Kerala (Paravur Byelection 1982).
The First Minister in Kerala to resign followed by no-confidence motion is Dr. A.R. Menon (1942) of Cochin State.
The Longest serving Member of the Assembly is K.M. Mani. He is the first finance minister who proposed I2 budget. He is the minister who has served for the longest period. He is the Member who has been elected from the same constituency for the maximum number of times (11 times since 1965 from Palai Constituency).
The first speaker of Kerala R. Sanakaranarayanan Thampi.
Speaker for the longest period is Vakkom Purushothaman.
Speaker for the shortest term is A.C. Jose (February-June 1982). He is the first speaker to use casting vote in assembly.
The first Speaker who completed the term of five years is M. Vijayakumar. He is the speaker who had the longest tenure.
The first minister who hold the office, defeated in an election is K. Muraleedharan. He is the only Minister of kerala, who was never designated as MLA and never contested in the legislative assembly.
The first pro-tem Speaker of the Kerala Assembly is Rosamma Punnuse. He is the first member of the legislative Assembly.
The record for becoming the youngest MLA is R. Balakrishna Pillai.
The shortest term as Minister is MP. Veerendrakumar.
First elected MLA who took oath outside the Kerala Assembly is Mathai Chacko.
First women minister is K.R. Gowri. He is the Longest serving women minister.
The Member who served for the shortest term is C. Haridas (Ten days in February, 1980).
The Member who got the highest margin of votes is P. Jayarajan (got a lead of 45, 865 votes in 2005 bye-election).
The Member who got the lowest margin of votes is A. A. Azeez (5 votes in 2001 as per court verdict).
The (only) member who has been elected to the Assembly unopposed is M. Umesh Rao from Manjeswar in 1957.
The Anglo-Indian Member who served for the longest period is Stephen Padua.
The first Central Cabinet Minister from Kerala is Dr. John Mathai (1947- 50).
The Second Central Cabinet Minister from Kerala is V.K. Krishna Menon.
The first Woman Central Minister from Kerala is Lakshmi N. Menon.
Constitutional Head of Indian States is Governor and the Nominal head of the state government is also Governor.
Term of Governors and Lieutenant Governors is Five year.
The Governor appoints the Chief Minister and other ministers who are jointly in charge to the assembly.
The Governor can Summon and Prorogue or can dissolve the assembly.
Kerala Governor who later became the President of India is V.V. Giri.
The first Women Governor is Jyothi Venkitachellam.
The first Malayalee Governor is V.P. Menon.
The first to be appointed as the Governor of Kerala is V. Viswanathan.
Palanisamy Sathasivam is Ex Governor of Kerala. He was the 40th Supreme Court Chief Justice of India. He was also the first Chief Justice of Supreme Court to become Governor of a State.
The first Governor who dies while in service is Sikander bakht. The second Kerala Governor to die in office is M.O.H Farooq.
The first Governor who resigned from the post before tenure is Ramadulari Sinha. The Second Governor resigned is Sheila Dikshit.
Acting Governors of Kerala are Dr. B. Ramakrishna Rao and T.N. Chaturvedi
The first Governor of Kerala is Dr. Burgula Rama Krishna Rao. He is the first elected Chief Minister of the erstwhile Hyderabad State