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Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer

Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer:

Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar and state education minister V Sivankutty traded allegations over erstwhile Travancore Diwan Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer.

About Sir CP Ramaswamy Iyer:

  • From 1936 to 1947, Sir Chetput Pattabhiraman Ramaswamy Iyer/Sir CP was the Diwan of the old Travancore princely state.
  • His policies led to a massive uprising, the Punnapra-Vayalar revolt (Oct 1946) – a militant communist movement in the Princely State of Travancore.
  • In 1947, Sir CP was in favour of an independent state of Travancore that would be open to the idea of signing a treaty with the Indian union. Communists were opposed to his move.
  • The rage and discontent culminated in an assassination attempt on Sir CP, and he soon agreed to Travancore state’s entry to the Indian Union.