Joice George [CPI(M) supported independent]

Joice George stepped into the political arena through the High-Range Samrakshana Samiti (High-Range Protection Committee) and he was in the forefront of protests by people from the High Range (hilly regions) against the Kasturirangan and Madhav Gadgil reports. He had been practising as an advocate in the High Court and the Supreme Court for 16 years, and is currently serving as the legal advisor of the High-Range Samrakshana Samiti. He was elected as MP from Idukki in 2014 as an independent candidate backed by the CPI(M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF). Joice George marked his presence in the Parliament with 545 questions and participation in 247 debates. He is among the MPs who have participated in the most number of debates although he is a first-timer in Parliament.