First Communist Ministry of Kerala

50th Anniversary of the dismissal of the first Communist Ministry of Kerala

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July 31st, 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the dismissal of the first communist ministry in Kerala. The measures taken by the communist government headed by E.M.S. Namboodiripad were a landmark in the country’s political history. After 28 months in office, the government was dismissed by the Centre by invoking Article 356 of the Constitution. To commemorate this anniversary an article written by Ajoy Ghosh, then General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, which provides a comprehensive account of the significance and pioneering role of this government,is reproduced here.History has shown the resilience of the Communist movement of Kerala,as the state is ruled by a Ministry lead by CPI(M), on the eve of the 50th anniversary