Kerala Finance Minister
T. M. Thomas Isaac is the Minister of Finance of the state of Kerala and a central committee member of the Communist Party of India ( Marxist). He represents Alappuzha constituency in the Kerala State Legislative Assembly. During his tenure as a member of the Kerala State Planning Board, he was in charge of the Peoples Planning in Kerala. He has also served as the Finance Minister of Kerala from 2006 to 2011. In college, he was a member of the Students Federation of India(SFI). Isaac was a professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram and he has published a number of books. He has written books in Malayalam such as The Withering Coconut(1983), Political Economy of Poverty(1985), and Science for Social Revolution: the Experience of Kerala(1989).