T. M. Thomas Isaac (born 1952, Kottapuram near Kodungalloor, India) is a central committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and represents Mararikulam in the Kerala state legislative assembly. During his tenure as a member of the Kerala State Planning Board, he was in charge of the People\s Plan campaign (PPC) in Kerala. He is presently the Finance Minister of Kerala. The son of late T.P. Mathew and Saramma Mathew, Isaac obtained a PhD in Economics from Centre for Development Studies, which is academically affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. While a student, he became involved with political life, he became involved with the Students Federation of India (SFI), an organisation which is politically linked with the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He has held posts in the SFI at college, district and state level. Isaac has been a professor at the
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