Dr Sebastian Paul
Dr. Sebastian Paul (born 1 May 1947) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India.
represents the Ernakulam constituency of Kerala
In the same year, in the byelections to the Assembly (caused by the resignation of George Eden who was the sitting MLA) from the Ernakulam constituency, Mr. Paul defeated Leno Jacob of the Congress and was a member of the Assembly for three years.
In the 2001 Assembly
was defeated by Prof. K V Thomas by a margin of 11,844 votes.
In the byelection held in 2003 September (caused by the demise of George Eden) to Parliament, Dr. Paul
notched up victory by a margin of 23,000 votes over M.O. John in an election that witnessed the nadir of group politics of the Congress and the UDF.
has the unique record of contesting six elections within a span of seven years and winning four of them -- all from the same constituency and that too as an Independent.
He is a member of the Standing Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways, Committee of Privileges and the Press Council of India.
is also wellknown as a media critic and cultural activist.
Presenting a media analysis programme Maadhyama Vicharam in Malayalam on Kairali TV every Saturday.
Forbidden Zones is his
latest book in English.