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Kerala’s Own Son

V. Muraleedharan, the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Kerala State has always been a strong, committed and untiring national leader with methodical organizing skills. Organizing, training and empowering people have been his forte. In his national assignments spanning four decades, he travelled extensively to every part of Rural and Urban India, redressing a wide range of issues of people engaged in various unorganised sectors of agriculture and village industries. He has the rare recognition as a youth leader as well, for he was engaged in training and mentoring youth and students all along his political career.

V. Muraleedharan was closely associated with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) right from his school days. His political activism began during the days of National Emergency that gripped India from June 1975 to March 1977. In 1978 as the Taluk President, he led ABVP in Thalassery. He became the Kannur District Secretary in 1979 and the State Joint Secretary of ABVP in 1980. In October,1980 due to political hostility, Muraleedharan was falsely implicated in a criminal case and kept in judicial custody for two months. In protest, ABVP activists gheraoed the then Kerala Chief Minister E.K Nayanar at Delhi. The case against him had invited wide public attention and was later dismissed by court.

In 1983, at the age of 25, he was appointed as the State Organizing Secretary of ABVP. From 1987 to 1990, he also held the additional responsibility as All India Secretary of ABVP. During his 11 years tenure (1983–1994) as the State Organizing Secretary, the ABVP team at the state and national level had leaders including Shri. Ananth Kumar (Karnataka), Shri. Sushil Modi (Bihar), Shri. Jagat Prakash Nadda (Himachal Pradesh), Shri. Muraleedhara Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Shri. Om Prakash Kohli (All India President), Professor Late Bal Apte (All India President), Shri. Vinodh Tawde and Shri. Chandrakant Patil (All India General Secretaries).

Muraleedharan left for Mumbai when he was appointed as the All India General Secretary of ABVP for the term 1994-1996. In his term, he had close interactions with education departments in various state governments, Vice Chancellors of various Universities, University Grand Commission, Association of Indian Universities and educational research Institutions like NIEPA, NCERT, etc. The organisation held seminars on Educational Changes, financing of higher Education, Pros and cons of Apprenticeship in Law Education, foreign university issues and more.

In April 2018, he was elected to Rajya Sabha. He is the 5th ever BJP MP from Kerala.

In March 2024, he was announced as the BJP candidate from the Attingal Constituency for the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.