In 1958, K Kamaraj, Indira Gandhi & many top Congress Leaders arrived in Kerala to campaign against undivided CPI, in the crucial Devikulam By-election in Idukki.
EMS Namboodiripad takes oath as Kerala CM on April 5th 1957 and the news sent shockwaves across the world. The news was given importance pages in many International newspapers & CIA began to monitor the activities of the democratically elected Communist govt.
Rosamma came from a affluent Christian family from the Catholic heartland of Kanjirappally and had openly defied the Church many times.
EMS took a decision that not a single CPI minister will go to Devikulam for election campaign.
From Kamaraj to Indira Gandhi, many Top INC leaders arrived in the high ranges of Idukki for the election campaign.
His name : Daniel Rasayya, whom we now know as Ilaiyaraaja.
The stage was set for a Titanic clash and all eyes were on Devikulam (May 1958).
The result stunned entire India.
The Communists in 1957 got 34.4% votes but in 1960 election the Left got 39.2% votes, a increase of 5%.
They work like a well oiled machine, like a para military force. Unlike Communists in Bengal, communists here are street fighters basically.
I heard this story in 2008 but read verified papers in 2012. I still wonder why Malayalam Industry has not made a movie on this topic.
When i arrived in Kerala, i heard lots of stories described by my relatives (Inculding the story of Com Rosamma). I was skeptical then but as time passed, i found each story was true.