He pursued his education with B.A. from Tagore Art College, Pondicherry, B.L. from Madras Law College, Chennai and M.L. from Annamalai University. He is an Indian National Congress politician, who is the current and 10th Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016. He previously served as Member of Parliament, representing Puducherry in the Lok Sabha. He served as a Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Manmohan Singh government. He is a member of the Congress Working Committee as well as All India Congress Committee's General Secretary.
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