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Radhakrishnan P.

Radhakrishnan P.


P Radhakrishnan is one of the most active BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu. A lawyer by profession, P Radhakrishnan has represented the Kanyakumari constituency in the Lok Sabha as a BJP MP. In 2017, he took charge as Minister of State for Finance and the Minister of State for Shipping. Since 1991, he's contested in five consecutive Lok Sabha elections from Nagercoil constituency. However, he struck out in four of those five elections, emerging victorious in 1999 Lok Sabha elections. Nonetheless, he successfully contested in 16th Lok Sabha elections from Kanyakumari in 2014. He also served as Minister of State in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government during 1999-2004.

Personal Life

Full Name Radhakrishnan P.
Date of Birth 01 Mar 1952 (Age 70)
Place of Birth Vill. Alathankarai, Nagercoil, Distt. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Advocate
Father's Name Shri Ponniah Ayyappan
Mother's Name Smt. Thanga Kani
Spouse's Name Unmarried


Permanent address 4/7 S.L.B South Street. ward no.46,Nagercoil 629001
Present address 16, Talkatora Road, New Delhi - 110001
Contact number 04652-222522, 04652-425511
Email ponnaar@gmail.com

Interesting Facts about Radhakrishnan P.

P Radhakrishnan, the only BJP MP from Tamil Nadu. Since 1991, he's contested in 7 Lok Sabha elections, winning only two.

Political Timeline of Radhakrishnan P.

  • 2019
    P Radhakrishnan again contested parliamentary election from Kanyakumari constituency of Tamil Nadu as BJP candidate but lost to Harikrishnan Vasanthakumar of Congress party.
  • 2017
    He was appointed the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Finance; and Ministry of Shipping.
  • 2014
    He was elected as the MP of Kanyakumari in 16th Lok Sabha elections where he beat Vasanth Kumar of INC by a margin of 1,28,662 votes.
  • 2009
    He contested the 15th Lok Sabha election from Kanyakumari and lost to Davidson Helen of DMK with a 33% votes share.
  • 2004
    He lost his bid to the Nagercoil seat to Bellarmin A.V of CPM.
  • 1999
    He also served as Minister of State in Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government until 2004.
  • 1999
    He finally beat his old rival Dennis N and the Nagercoil constituency with a 50% votes share.
  • 1998
    He suffered a third loss in Nagercoil, once again striking out with Dennis N.
  • 1996
    He lost the 11th Lok Sabha election from Nagercoil to Dennis .N by securing a 30% vote share.
  • 1991
    He lost the 1991 Lok Sabha elections from Nagercoil constituency to Dennis.N of INC who won with 2,79,813 votes.


In his tenure as the Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan approved as many as 67 foreign direct investment proposals worth Rs 11,703 crore in 2018. The scheme allows senior citizens to open more than one account subject to the overall limit of Rs 15 lakh.
Net Worth7.5 CRORE

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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