N. K. Premachandran

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N. K. Premachandran
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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
5 June 2014 (2014-06-05)
Preceded byN. Peethambara Kurup
Minister for Water Resources, Government of Kerala
In office
18 May 2006 (2006-05-18) – 16 May 2011 (2011-05-16)
Preceded byThiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan
Succeeded byP. J. Joseph
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1996 (1996)–1999 (1999)
Preceded byS. Krishna Kumar
Succeeded byP. Rajendran
Personal details
Born (1960-05-25) 25 May 1960 (age 63)
Navaikulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Political partyRevolutionary Socialist Party
SpouseS. Geetha

N. K. Premachandran (born 25 May 1960) is an Indian politician. He is presently the Member of Parliament from Kollam Lok Sabha constituency.[1] He was the former minister for Water Resources in the Government of Kerala and was responsible for irrigation, ground water development, water supply and sanitation.[2] He was a member of both houses of the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha).[3][4] He is known for his public speeches.[5] Premachandran has written a book Oh Iraq based on his travel experience to Iraq. He was instrumental in taking up the issue of the safety of Mullaperiyar Dam.[6]

He initiated a number of innovative steps in drinking water sector. He began the consultancy wing of Kerala Water Authority called Wascon and mooted the bottled water plant and pipe factory.[7]


He completed BSc from Fathima Matha National College, Kollam. He passed LLB from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram with record marks and with first rank in 1985.[8]

Political History[edit]

N. K. Premachandran is currently the Central Secretariat Member of the Revolutionary Socialist Party.[9][10][11] He started his political career through the student organisation of Revolutionary Socialist Party. During his political career he held various positions at both state and national level.

He was elected as Member of the Navaikulam Grama Panchayat between 1987 and 1995. He was elected as a Member of District Panchayat in 1995. He was elected to Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and thereafter in 1998 and 2014 from Kollam Constituency.[12] He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2000.[13][14] He was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Chavara assembly constituency in Kollam district and became a Minister for Water Resources during 2006–2011. He is a Parliamentarian and orator.[15][16][17][18][19]

In the 2019 Indian general election he won from the Kollam with a record margin of 1.5 lakh votes. He introduced a private member bill overturning Sabarimala verdict and it was the first private bill introduced in 17th Lok Sabha.


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  2. ^ State of Kerala. "N K Premachandran". www.stateofkerala.in. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ Mathrubhumi. "N K Premachandran, Mallikarjun Kharge best parliamentarians..." Mathrubhumi.
  4. ^ India Today (23 June 2017). "RSP MP Premachandran chosen for Best Parliamentarian Award by". India Today. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "N K Premachandran alone moved 2000+ amendments in LS". Deccan Herald. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Times of India".
  7. ^ The Hindu (10 June 2010). "KWA bottling plants in all districts soon". Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ "N K Premachandran". Government of India official website. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Lok Sabha polls; RSP to field NK Premachandran as UDF candidate for Kollam constituency". Daily Hunt. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  10. ^ "RSP annonunces N K Premachandran for Kollam Lok Sabha seat". UniIndia. 28 February 2019. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Sri. N. K. Premachandran". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  12. ^ "Kollam Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014". Elections.in. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Protests over 40 amendments". The Telegraph. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Committees of Rajya Sabha and other Parliamentary committees and bodies on which Rajya Sabha is represented (2016-2017)" (PDF). Rajya Sabha official website.
  15. ^ "Mathrubhumi".
  16. ^ "India Today".
  17. ^ "Deccan chronicle".
  18. ^ "Lokmat Parliamentary Awards 2017 honours distinguished LS and RS members of India". Exchange4Media. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  19. ^ "N K Premchandran speed at UN". N K Premachandran's official facebook page.