Edappadi K. Palaniswami

Karuppa Gounder Palanisamy (born 12 May 1954) known as Edappadi K. Palaniswami is an Indian politician and the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, having assumed the office on 16 February 2017. He is also serving as the Convener of AIADMK. Edappadi in his name, is the name of his village.

Edappadi K. Palaniswami
In January 2018
7th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
16 February 2017
DeputyO. Panneerselvam
Preceded byO. Panneerselvam
ConstituencyEdappadi
Minister of Public Works Department
Assumed office
23 May 2016
Chief MinisterJ. Jayalalithaa
O. Panneerselvam
Himself
Preceded byO. Panneerselvam
ConstituencyEdappadi
Minister of Highways and Minor Ports
Assumed office
16 May 2011
Chief MinisterJ. Jayalalithaa
O. Panneerselvam
Himself
Preceded byM. P. Saminathan
ConstituencyEdappadi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
19 March 1998  12 October 1999
Preceded byK. P. Ramalingam
Succeeded byM. Kannappan
ConstituencyTiruchengode, Tamil Nadu[1][2]
Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
1989 -1991

1991-1996, 2011-2016

2016-
ConstituencyEdappadi
Personal details
Born
Karuppa Gounder Palanisamy

(1954-05-12) 12 May 1954
Siluvampalayam, Salem, Madras State, India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)[3]
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Ratha Palaniswami
Children1 (Son)[4]
Residence
OccupationPolitician
Agriculturalist[5]

Political career

Palaniswami has won the assembly election to the state assembly four times, in 1989,[6] 1991,[7] 2011[8] and 2016 in the Edapadi constituency.[9][10] He won the Lok Sabha seat from Tiruchengode constituency in 1998.[1] In the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections, Palaniswami won the Edapadi constituency again and worked as a cabinet minister in the AIADMK government.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

He was elected as the Leader of the AIADMK Legislative Party after the conviction of V. K. Sasikala. He was appointed Chief minister of Tamil Nadu on 14 February 2017.

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. "Biographical Sketch of Member of 12th Lok Sabha". loksabhaph.nic.in. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. "2016 TN Assembly Election – Candidate Affidavit" (PDF). myneta.info. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. Profile, archived from the original on 17 February 2017
  6. "1989 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 October 2010.
  7. "1991 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 December 2016.
  8. "List of MLAs from Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013.
  9. "Council of Ministers, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011.
  10. Saqaf, Syed Muthahar (14 February 2017). "From farmer to CM pick — the rise of a Jaya loyalist". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017 via www.thehindu.com.


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