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.