Political Life

Chandy started his political career through the Kerala Students Union (KSU), which he served as president from 1967 to 1969. He was elected as the president of the State Youth Congress in 1970.

He has represented the Puthuppally constituency for 5 decades, having been elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016 and 2021. During his legislative career he had also served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee during 1996–98.

Election Result (Since 1965)
Year Winner (Party) RunnerUp (Party) Majority
1965 E.M. George (CPM) Thomas Rajan (INC) 1,835
1967 E.M. George (CPM) P.C.Cheriyan (INC) 5,552
1970 Oommen Chandy (INC) E.M. George(CPM) 7,288
1977 Oommen Chandy (INC) Cherian.P.C (BLD) 15,910
1980 Oommen Chandy (INC-U) Panicker.MR.G. (NDP) 13,659
1982 Oommen Chandy (INC-A) Thomas Rajan (Independent) 15,983
1987 Oommen Chandy (INC) Vasavan.V.N. (CPM) 9,164
1991 Oommen Chandy (INC) Vasavan.V.N. (CPM) 13,811
1996 Oommen Chandy (INC) Reji Zacharia (CPM) 10,155
2001 Oommen Chandy (INC) Cherian Philip (CPM – Independent) 12,575
2006 Oommen Chandy (INC) Sindhu Joy(CPM) 19,863
2011 Oommen Chandy (INC) Sujasusan George(CPM) 33,255
2016 Oommen Chandy (INC) Jaick C Thomas (CPM) 27,092
2021 Oommen Chandy (INC) Jaick C Thomas (CPM) 9,044