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Edappadi K Palaniswami

Edappadi K Palaniswami


Edappadi K. Palaniswami began his career in politics with AIADMK in 1974. Before assuming office as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 2017, he served as the Minister for Highways & Minor Ports in the Jayalalithaa and O. Panneerselvam-led ministries of the Tamil Nadu Government. He had also bagged the assembly elections four times contesting from Edapadi constituency in 1989,1991, 2011 and 2016.

Personal Life

Full Name Edappadi K Palaniswami
Date of Birth 12 May 1954 (Age 66)
Place of Birth Siluvam Palayam - Salem
Party name All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Education 12th Pass
Profession agriculturalist
Father's Name Karuppa Gounder
Mother's Name Thavasi Ammal
Spouse's Name P Radha
Spouse's Profession Housewife
No of Sons 1


Permanent address New D.No.6/77, Old D.No.3/153 Siluvampalayam, Nedungulam Village,Edappadi Tk, Salem Dt
Present address New D.No.6/77, Old D.No.3/153 Siluvampalayam, Nedungulam Village,Edappadi Tk, Salem Dt
Contact number 9443146857
Email cmcell@tn.gov.in

Interesting Facts

Palaniswami was a Jaggery trader before entering into politics. During that time, he was monikered as 'Jaggery Palaniswami'. During 1989 state assembly elections, AIADMK divided into two factions. He contested under cock symbol under Jayalalitha's leadership.

Political Timeline

  • 2017
    After Jayalalita's demise, Sasikala was tried a lot to snatch the power from then CM O Panneerselvam. But due to several allegations, she was sent to jail and Panneerselvam stepped down. Finally AIADMK elected Palaniswami.K as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • 2016
    He again won from Edappadi seat. He defeated one of the strong candidates of PMK, Annadurai. N with the margin of 42022 votes.
  • 2011
    Palaniswami.K won from Edappadi after around 20 years. He defeated Karthe.M of PMK.
  • 2006
    After 10 years he again tried his luck but was unsuccessful in winning the assembly elections. He lost against Kaveri V.
  • 2001
    He did not contest TN assembly elections this year.
  • 1998
    He won the Lok Sabha seat from Tiruchengode constituency. He defeated Dr. Ramalingam K.P. with the margin of 104,809 votes.
  • 1996
    During the 1996 assembly elections, he lost his Edappadi seat. Also, he stood at third position in election results with 28.3% of vote share.
  • 1991
    He was re-elected to the state assembly from the same constituency. This time he defeated P. Kolandai Gounder of PMK.
  • 1989
    Palanniswami won the state assembly election from Edappadi seat for the first time. He defeated Palanisamy L. of DMK with the margin of just 1364 votes.
  • 1980s
    Palanniswami joined politics and soon became a member of AIADMK.
Net Worth7.47 CRORE
Liabilities33.73 LAKHS

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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