Former Congress MLA Rosamma Chacko passes away

Former Congress MLA Rosamma Chacko passes away

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Former Congress leader and three-time MLA Rosamma Chacko died at her residence on Thursday following age-related ailments. She was 93.

Ms. Chacko, a former All India Congress Committee (AICC) member, was elected to the Kerala Assembly from Idukki, Chalakudy, and Manalur constituencies in the years 1987, 1991, and 1996 respectively.

Her electoral fight after the infamous Thankamani police shootout in 1986 was recorded in history. Congress brought her as a candidate to Idukki constituency in 1987 and she won.

Born to C. Chacko and Mariyamma Chacko on March 17, 1927, in Thottakkadu, she became an active politician in her late 20s. Once she was even chosen as Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) vice president and Mahila Congress State general secretary.

The funeral will be held at St. George Church, Thottakkadu, at 2 p.m. on Sunday.