Anto Antony Punnathaniyil

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Member of the India Parliament for Pathanamthitta 1 September 2014 Presented

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 01 May 1957
Place Vill. Moonnilavu, Distt. Kottayam (Kerala)
Political Party Indian National Congress(INC)
Academics B.A. Educated at St. Thomas College, Palai

Profile

Anto Antony Punnathaniyil (born 1 May 1957) is a sitting member of the 15th Lok Sabha from the Pathanamthitta electoral district in Kerala. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and on 16 May 2009, in the first election held in this newly apportioned district, he was elected as a United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate by 408,232 votes over K. Ananthagopan of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) with 297,026; B. Radhakrishna Menon of the Bharatiya Janata Party with 56,294 and three other candidates.[1]

In 2004, he had lost in the Kottayam race to CPI(M) candidate K. Suresh Kurup, by 341,213 votes to his 298,299.[2] He won Lok Sabha elections from Pathanamthitta in 2009 and 2014.