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Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg
Palaniswami in January 2018
8th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
14 February 2017
GovernorC. Vidyasagar Rao
Banwarilal Purohit
Preceded byO. Paneerselvam
ConstituencyEdappadi
Minister of Highways and Minor Ports & PWD
Assumed office
23 May 2016
ConstituencyEdapadi
Minister of Highways and Minor Ports
In office
16 May 2011 – 16 May 2016
Preceded byM. P. Saminathan
ConstituencyEdapadi
Member of Lok Sabha
In office
19 March 1998 – 12 October 1999
Preceded byK. P. Ramalingam
Succeeded byM. Kannappan
ConstituencyTiruchengode[1][2]
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
27 January 1989 – 30 January 1991
Preceded byGovindaswamy
In office
24 June 1991 – 12 May 1996
Succeeded byI. Ganesan
ConstituencyEdapadi
Personal details
Born (1954-05-12) 12 May 1954 (age 64)
Edappadi, Madras State, India
Political partyAIADMK
Spouse(s)Radha
ChildrenMithun Kumar (Son)[3]
ResidenceGreenways Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationAgriculturalist[4]

Edappadi K. Palaniswami (born 12 May 1954) is an Indian politician and the Current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, having assumed the office on 16 February 2017.

Personal life

Edappadi K. Palanisamy was born on 12 May 1954 in a village called Siluvampalayam near Salem district. His father's name is Mr.Karuppa Gounder and Mother name is Thavasi Ammal. 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.

Political career

Palanniswami 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] In addition, he won the Lok Sabha seat from Tiruchengode constituency in 1998.[10]

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.
  10. ^ Thangavelu, Dharani (15 February 2017). "Who is Edappadi K. Palaniswami?".