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Andimuthu Raja

Andimuthu Raja

Biography

Andimuthu Raja is a leader of DMK who entered the political trenches as a student activist and worked his way up DMK. He won four consecutive parliament elections, thrice from Perambalur constituency and once from Nilgiris. He was born in Perambalur District. After matric, he moved to Tiruchirappalli where he did his masters from Government Law College. He started his career as a lawyer and later joined politics. He was first elected to Parliament in 1996 from the Perambalur constituency. He served as Minister of Rural development from 1996 to 2000 and then in May 2007, after the resignation of Dayanidhi Maran, he became the cabinet minister for Communication and Information Technology. Raja was investigated in the 2G Spectrum case and subsequently acquitted in 2017.

Personal Life

Full Name Andimuthu Raja
Date of Birth 10 May 1963 (Age 59)
Place of Birth Velur, Distt. Perambalur (Tamil Nadu)
Party name Dravida Munetra Kazhagam
Education
Profession Advocate
Father's Name S.K. Andimuthu
Mother's Name Smt. Chinnapillai
Spouse's Name Smt. M.A. Parameswari
Spouse's Profession partner in a partnership firm
Children 1 Daughter(s)

Contact

Permanent address Vill. Velur,Taluka and Distt. Perambalur - 621 212 Tamil Nadu
Present address 2-A, Motilal Nehru Marg,New Delhi - 110 011
Contact number (04328)277052,268255
Email NA

Interesting Facts about Andimuthu Raja

Raja was investigated in the 2G Spectrum case, along with two other members of the DMK, Dayanidhi Maran and Kanimozhi.

Political Timeline of Andimuthu Raja

  • 2014
    He lost the 16th Lok Sabha elections to Gopalakrishnan, C. AIADMK by a margin f over one lakh votes.
  • 2009
    He was appointed Union Cabinet Minister, Communications and Information Technology.
  • 2009
    He was re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha from Nilgiris where he defeated Krishnan C of MDMK by a margin of 85,000 votes.
  • 2007
    Union Cabinet Minister, Communication and Information Technology.
  • 2004
    He was elevated to the post of Union Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests.
  • 2004
    He was re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha where he defeated Sundaram. Dr. M. of ADMK.
  • 2000
    He was made the Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare.
  • 1999
    He was inducted into Vajpayee's cabinet as Union Minister of State, Rural Development.
  • 1999
    He was re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha from Perambalur, by defeating Rajarethinam.P. of ADMK.
  • 1996
    He was elected to 11th Lok Sabha from Perambalur constituency as a DMK candidate. He defeated Subramanian P.V of INC by a margin of 2,00000 votes.
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Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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