Kerala State is completing 55 years on 1st November 2011. It was formed on 1st November 1956 as per the recommendations of the State Re-organisation Committee, by merger of the Malayalam speaking areas of Madras, Karnataka and Travancore-Cochin. It was a long cherished dream of the Malayalees.
The first election to the state assembly was held in next year, 1957. The Communist Party under the leadeship of the Com. EMS Namboodiripad won the election and formed the government. It was one of the best ministry that Kerala has even seen. But the Jawaharlal Nehru Government dismissed it in 1959 under Article 356 of the Constitution on the presssure of his daughter and then Congress President, Smt. Indira Gandhi.
During two years, the EMS government implemented a fool proof land reforms, Educational reforms etc. Although it had only two members majority, the Congress could not wean away not even a single MLA to dethrone the ministry. Failing all its conspracies, Congress managed Central Govt. to get it dismissed.