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Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the Finals of 68th National Basketball Championship.jpg
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the Finals of 68th National Basketball Championship
8th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
14 February 2017
Governor Banwarilal Purohit
Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam
Preceded by O. Panneerselvam
Constituency Edappadi
Minister of Highways and Minor Ports & PWD
Assumed office
23 May 2016
Constituency Edapadi
Minister of Highways and Minor Ports
In office
16 May 2011 – 16 May 2016
Preceded by M. P. Saminathan
Constituency Edapadi
Member of Lok Sabha
In office
19 March 1998 – 12 October 1999
Preceded by K. P. Ramalingam
Succeeded by M. Kannappan
Constituency Tiruchengode[1][2]
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
27 January 1989 – 30 January 1991
Preceded by Govindaswamy
In office
24 June 1991 – 12 May 1996
Succeeded by I. Ganesan
Constituency Edapadi
Personal details
Born (1954-05-12) 12 May 1954 (age 64)
Edappadi, Madras State, India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
Political party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Radha
Children Mithun Kumar (Son)[3]
Residence Greenways Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Politician[4]
Website www.tn.gov.in

Edappadi K. Palaniswami (born 12 May 1954) is an Indian politician who is the current and 8th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, having assumed the office on 16 February 2017. Palaniswami is a senior leader & Co-Coordinator of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Personal Life

Edappadi K. Palaniswamy was born on 12 May 1954 in a village called Siluvam Palayam near Salem district. His father's name is Mr.Karuppa Gounder and Mother name is Thavasi Ammal. His father was a marginal farmer. Palaniswami is married and living with his family in Chennai. His wife name is P. Radha whose profession has also been declared as an agriculturalist in the election nomination paper. He has a son whose name is Mithun.

Education

Mr.Palaniswami is believed to have completed his BSc in Zoology in Vasavi college, Chitode in Erode district.

Legislative career

Palaniswami has won the assembly election to the state assembly four times, in 1989,[5] 1991,[6] 2011[7] and 2016 from the Edapadi constituency.[8][9]Lost the elections parliamentary in 2004,2009

See also

References

  1. ^ Thangavelu, Dharani (15 February 2017). "Who is Edappadi K. Palaniswami?". Archived from the original on 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Volume I, 1998 Indian general election, 12th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "2016 TN Assembly Election – Candidate Affidavit" (PDF). myneta.info. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Profile, archived from the original on 17 February 2017 
  5. ^ "1989 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "1991 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "List of MLAs from Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Council of Ministers, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Saqaf, Syed Muthahar (14 February 2017). "From farmer to CM pick — the rise of a Jaya loyalist". Archived from the original on 15 February 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.