1980 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

The seventh legislative assembly election to Tamil Nadu was held on 28 May 1980. The election was held two years before the end of the term of M. G. Ramachandran administration, as it was dissolved for the failure of state machinery by the then President of India Neelam Sanjiva Reddy. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam allied with the Indian National Congress (Indira) (this coalition has won more than 30 seats out of 40 in 1980 Lok sabha elections held months earlier) and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam with Janata Party. Despite their victory at the 1980 Lok Sabha polls, DMK and Indira Congress failed to win the legislative assembly election. AIADMK won the election and its leader and incumbent Chief Minister, M. G. Ramachandran was sworn in as Chief Minister for the second time.

1980 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election

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All 234 seats in the Legislature of Tamil Nadu
118 seats needed for a majority
Turnout65.42%
  First party Second party
  MG Ramachandran 2017 stamp of India.jpg M. Karunanidhi .jpg
Leader M. G. Ramachandran M. Karunanidhi
Party AIADMK DMK
Alliance AIADMK Alliance Congress alliance
Leader's seat Madurai West Anna Nagar
Seats won 162 69
Seat change Increase14 Decrease6
Popular vote 9,328,839 8,371,718
Percentage 48.92% 44.43%
Swing Increase18.56% Increase19.54%

1980 tamil nadu legislative election map.png
1980 election map (by constituencies)

Chief Minister before election

M. G. Ramachandran
AIADMK

Chief Minister

M. G. Ramachandran
AIADMK

BackgroundEdit

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam allied with Indian National Congress (Indira) in 1977 parliamentary election. However, when Janata Party won the election and Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister, M. G. Ramachandran extended unconditional support to the Janata party Government. He continued his support to the Charan Singh Government in 1979. After the fall of the Charan Singh government, fresh parliamentary elections were conducted in 1980. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam struck alliance with INC(I). AIADMK and Janata Party alliance won only 2 seats in Tamil Nadu in that parliamentary election. INC(I) won the election and Indira Gandhi became the Prime Minister.[1]

Dismissal of AIADMK governmentEdit

Congress-DMK victory in the 1980 parliamentary election emboldened their alliance and made them think that people lost their faith in M. G. Ramachandran government. DMK pressed the union government to dismiss the Tamil Nadu government using similar allegations used by M.G.R to dismiss DMK government in 1976. The AIADMK ministry and the assembly were dismissed by the union government on grounds of civil disorder due to Farmers protest for electricity subsidy. General elections were conducted in 1980.[2]

Seat allotmentsEdit

After the Lok Sabha election, negotiations in seat allotments between DMK and INC(I) were heated. They finally agreed on contesting in equal number of seats. This led to the debate on who the will be the Chief Minister if the alliance wins, which led to TNCC general secretary G.K. Moopanar and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announcing that DMK president M. Karunanidhi will be the CM candidate for the alliance.[3] Even after the announcement, party leaders were under the impression that DMK must outperform INC(I), in order for Karunanidhi to get the chief ministership.[4]

AIADMK FrontEdit

No.
Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam   M. G. Ramachandran 177
2. Communist Party of India (Marxist)   G. Ramakrishnan 16
3. Communist Party of India   D. Pandian 15
4. Gandhi Kamaraj National Congress   Kumari Ananthan 10
5. All India Forward Bloc

 

2
6. AIADMK backed independents   11

DMK FrontEdit

No.
Party Election Symbol Leader Seats
1. Indian National Congress (Indira)   G.K. Moopanar 114
2. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

 

M. Karunanidhi 112
Unregistered parties, whose candidates ran as an independent
3. Indian Union Muslim League

 

K. M. Kader Mohideen 6
4. DMK backed independents   2

Voting and ResultsEdit

Results by Pre-Poll AllianceEdit

 
Election map of results based on parties. Colours are based on the results table on the left
Summary of the 1980 May Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election results
Alliance/Party Seats won Change Popular Vote Vote % Adj. %
AIADMK+ alliance 162 +14 9,328,839 48.9%
AIADMK 129 −1 7,303,010 38.8% 50.4%
CPI(M) 11 −1 596,406 3.2% 47.6%
CPI 9 +4 501,032 2.7% 43.9%
GKC 6 +6 322,440 1.7% 44.1%
IND 6 +6 488,296 2.6%
FBL 1 65,536 0.4% 44.6%
INC(U) 0 52,119 0.3% 29.3%
DMK+ alliance 69 −6 8,371,718 44.4%
DMK 37 −11 4,164,389 22.1% 45.7%
INC(I) 31 +4 3,941,900 20.9% 43.4%
IND 1 +1 265,429 1.4%
Others 3 −8 1,144,449 6.1%
JNP(JP) 2 −8 522,641 2.8% 6.9%
IND 1 598,897 3.2%
Total 234 18,845,006 100%

: Vote % reflects the percentage of votes the party received compared to the entire electorate that voted in this election. Adjusted (Adj.) Vote %, reflects the % of votes the party received per constituency that they contested.
Sources: Election Commission of India[5] and Keesing's Report[6]

By constituencyEdit

  • Winner, runner-up, voter turnout, and victory margin in every constituency
Assembly Constituency Winner Runner Up Margin
#k Name Candidate Party Votes % Candidate Party Votes %
1 Royapuram Ponnurangam. P DMK 37,390 50.31 Pandian. D CPI 36,455 49.05 935
2 Harbour Selvarasan. A DMK 32,716 54.14 Habibulla Baig. Dr. AIADMK 21,701 35.91 11,015
3 Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Rajasekaran. V INC 44,076 48.62 Isari Velan AIADMK 36,888 40.69 7,188
4 Park Town N. V. N. Somu DMK 38,095 55.94 Lalchand Daga. S. GKC 23,197 34.06 14,898
5 Perambur Balan. S DMK 49,269 54.59 Murugaian. V CPI(M) 40,989 45.41 8,280
6 Purasawalkam Anbazhagan. K DMK 52,729 52.35 Valampuri John AIADMK 47,021 46.68 5,708
7 Egmore Ellayaperumal. L INC 38,200 61.19 Sivanesan. D. R INC(U) 23,444 37.55 14,756
8 Anna Nagar M. Karunanidhi DMK 51,290 48.97 H. V. Hande AIADMK 50,591 48.31 699
9 Thiyagaraya Nagar K. Sourirajan GKC 42,566 50.58 Chandran Jeyapal. R. E DMK 36,100 42.89 6,466
10 Thousand Lights Krishnasamy. K. A AIADMK 40,499 50.19 Sadiq Pasha. S. J DMK 40,192 49.81 307
11 Chepauk A. Rahman Khan DMK 32,627 55.64 Abdul Khader. M. S AIADMK 23,401 39.91 9,226
12 Triplicane K. S. G. Haja Shareef INC 33,664 52.77 Sridharan. V. K INC(U) 26,786 41.99 6,878
13 Mylapore T. K. Kapali AIADMK 41,260 49.66 Manoharan. K DMK 37,944 45.67 3,316
14 Saidapet D. Purushothaman DMK 40,403 47.95 Saithai Duraisamy. S AIADMK 38,706 45.94 1,697
15 Gummidipoondi R. S. Munirathinam AIADMK 41,845 49.01 Venu. K DMK 34,019 39.84 7,826
16 Ponneri Chakarapani. R AIADMK 42,408 51.07 Nagalingam. P DMK 27,490 33.11 14,918
17 Thiruvottiyur Kumari Ananthan GKC 48,451 47.36 Loganathan. T INC 44,993 43.98 3,458
18 Villivakkam Prabakaran. J. C. D AIADMK 57,192 47.84 Suppu. K DMK 56,489 47.25 703
19 Alandur K. M. Abdul Razack AIADMK 50,345 50.18 Sampath. N. P. L INC 44,506 44.36 5,839
20 Tambaram Pammal Nallathambi DMK 59,931 51.52 Munu Adhi AIADMK 53,746 46.2 6,185
21 Thiruporur G. Chockalingam DMK 33,287 50.63 Govindarasan. M AIADMK 30,990 47.13 2,297
22 Chengalpattu P. G. Anoor Jegadeesan AIADMK 40,466 53.07 Natarajan. K INC 35,314 46.32 5,152
23 Maduranthakam S. D. Ugamchand AIADMK 46,922 56.84 C. Arumugam DMK 35,113 42.54 11,809
24 Acharapakkam C. Ganesan AIADMK 35,233 50.08 Manavalan. C. M DMK 35,114 49.92 119
25 Uthiramerur S. Jagathrakshakan AIADMK 43,303 49.11 Ramadoss. S INC 41,717 47.31 1,586
26 Kancheepuram P. Venkatasubramanian AIADMK 46,051 48.25 Sambandan. V DMK 43,859 45.95 2,192
27 Sriperumbudur D. Yasodha INC 37,370 52.97 Jaganathan. S AIADMK 31,341 44.42 6,029
28 Poonamallee Rajarathinam. D. DMK 38,018 48.83 Sambandan GKC 26,930 34.59 11,088
29 Thiruvallur Pattabiraman. S AIADMK 30,121 41.49 Purushothaman. R INC 24,585 33.87 5,536
30 Tiruttani Shanmugam. R AIADMK 35,845 49.6 Namashivayam. T INC 25,754 35.64 10,091
31 Pallipet Narasimhan. P. M AIADMK 26,377 35.03 Eakambara Reddy. A INC 25,967 34.48 410
32 Arakkonam M. Vijayasarathy AIADMK 36,314 48.84 Jayaraj. G INC 35,393 47.6 921
33 Sholingur C. Gopal Mudaliyar AIADMK 35,783 49.4 Moorthy. K DMK 35,626 49.18 157
34 Ranipet Durai Murugan DMK 44,318 53.7 Renu. N AIADMK 37,064 44.91 7,254
35 Arcot Sethuraman. A M AIADMK 35,998 48.85 Akber Pasha. B INC 34,058 46.21 1,940
36 Katpadi Poongavanam. N. A CPI 31,918 46.48 Shanmugasundaram. A. K INC 26,639 38.79 5,279
37 Gudiyatham Sundaram. K. R CPI(M) 30,869 43.87 Wahab. K. A Independent 20,929 29.74 9,940
38 Pernambut Moorthy. G AIADMK 30,048 45.31 Rajarathinam. C INC 24,713 37.26 5,335
39 Vaniyambadi Kulasekara Pandiyan. N AIADMK 38,049 52.54 Abdul Latheef. M Independent 34,375 47.46 3,674
40 Natrampalli Anbazhagan. T AIADMK 42,786 49.82 Raja. N. K DMK 36,161 42.11 6,625
41 Tirupattur (Vellore) B. Sundaram DMK 42,786 54.74 Ramasamy. G AIADMK 34,682 44.37 8,104
42 Chengam T. Swamikannu AIADMK 26,823 48.06 Arumugam. A INC 25,987 46.56 836
43 Thandarambattu Venugopal. D DMK 46,326 63.86 Kasinathan. U GKC 25,257 34.82 21,069
44 Tiruvannamalai Narayanasamy. K INC 54,437 58.78 Shunmugam. P. U AIADMK 36,052 38.93 18,385
45 Kalasapakkam P. S. Thiruvengadam DMK 44,923 54.49 Visvanathan. C. N AIADMK 32,972 39.99 11,951
46 Polur L. Balaraman INC 35,456 48.92 Selvan. A AIADMK 33,303 45.95 2,153
47 Anaikattu G. Viswanathan AIADMK 35,242 53.37 Jeevarathinam. R INC 29,287 44.35 5,955
48 Vellore V. M. Devaraj DMK 43,126 49.68 Ranganathan. A. K AIADMK 38,619 44.49 4,507
49 Arani A. C. Shanmugam AIADMK 42,928 50.65 Selvarasu. E DMK 37,877 44.69 5,051
50 Cheyyar Babu Janarthanan DMK 43,341 55.26 Vizhi Vendan. K. A. AIADMK 35,091 44.74 8,250
51 Vandavasi Kuppusami. C AIADMK 38,501 50.21 Kanniappan. C DMK 36,019 46.97 2,482
52 Peranamallur Venkitesan. P. M AIADMK 32,645 44.09 Margabandu. R INC 31,767 42.9 878
53 Melmalayanur Chinnadurai. A AIADMK 39,572 48.84 Perumal Nainar. V INC 39,374 48.59 198
54 Gingee Ramchandran. N DMK 41,708 49.92 Krishnasamy. G AIADMK 40,075 47.96 1,633
55 Tindivanam Thangamani Gounder. K. M INC 29,778 42.33 Erajaram Reddy AIADMK 24,302 34.55 5,476
56 Vanur N. Muthuvel DMK 38,883 52.89 Ramajayam. M. N AIADMK 33,635 45.75 5,248
57 Kandamangalam Kannan. M AIADMK 34,368 49.49 Madhavan. P INC 32,011 46.09 2,357
58 Villupuram Palaniappan. K. P DMK 45,952 52.02 Rajarathinam. M AIADMK 40,792 46.18 5,160
59 Mugaiyur Sundaramurthy. R INC 39,490 53.17 Ragothuman. G AIADMK 31,889 42.94 7,601
60 Thirunavalur Subramanian. V DMK 36,517 48.29 Manoharan. T. N. G. A AIADMK 36,344 48.06 173
61 Ulundurpet Rangasamy. K DMK 40,068 55.35 Natesan. Karu AIADMK 30,113 41.6 9,955
62 Nellikuppam Krishnamoorthi. V DMK 40,526 55.17 Govindarajan. C CPI(M) 28,415 38.68 12,111
63 Cuddalore Babu Govindarajan DMK 40,539 49.05 Ragupathi. A AIADMK 37,398 45.25 3,141
64 Panruti S. Ramachandaran AIADMK 44,557 51.88 K. Nandagopala Krishnan DMK 40,070 46.65 4,487
65 Kurinjipadi A. Thangarasu AIADMK 38,349 49.65 M. Selvaraj DMK 35,390 45.82 2,959
66 Bhuvanagiri V. V. Swaminathan AIADMK 41,207 49.1 Asanudeen. K. S Independent 34,883 41.56 6,324
67 Kattumannarkoil E. Ramalingam DMK 44,012 59.46 Mahalingam. P. S CPI(M) 29,350 39.65 14,662
68 Chidambaram K. R. Ganapathi AIADMK 41,728 51.71 Kaliyamoorthy Durai DMK 38,461 47.66 3,267
69 Vriddhachalam R. Thiyagarajan INC 45,382 51.86 C. Ramanathan AIADMK 41,234 47.12 4,148
70 Mangalore Kaliamoorthy. P AIADMK 40,678 48.9 Kamaraj. S INC 39,495 47.48 1,183
71 Rishivandiyam Sundaram. M INC 38,238 51.11 Deiveekan. M AIADMK 33,317 44.54 4,921
72 Chinnasalem S. Sivaraman INC 39,370 52.45 Ambayiram. A AIADMK 34,123 45.46 5,247
73 Sankarapuram Kalitheerthan. S AIADMK 36,352 49.91 Muthusami. D INC 32,811 45.05 3,541
74 Hosur T. Venkata Reddy INC 25,855 49.8 Kothandaramaiah. K. S Independent 21,443 41.31 4,412
75 Thalli D. R. Rajaram Naidu INC 25,558 41.53 Vijayendriah. D. R JP 22,601 36.72 2,957
76 Kaveripattinam Samarasam. K AIADMK 35,434 51.13 Venkatesan. S DMK 31,911 46.05 3,523
77 Krishnagiri Chinnarasu. K. R AIADMK 28,020 49.75 Kamalanathan. M DMK 26,223 46.55 1,797
78 Bargur Doraisamy. Bn. S AIADMK 39,893 57.26 Murugesan. K DMK 29,045 41.69 10,848
79 Harur Sabapathy. C. AIADMK 40,009 57.66 Natesan. T. V. INC 27,401 39.49 12,608
80 Morappur Kuppusamy. N. AIADMK 43,096 57.18 Balasubramanian. R. INC 29,967 39.76 13,129
81 Palacode Munusamy. M. B. AIADMK 38,999 52.36 Balasubhrmaniam . R. INC 34,864 46.81 4,135
82 Dharmapuri Aranganathan. S. AIADMK 33,977 46.12 Vadivel. D. N. INC 32,472 44.08 1,505
83 Pennagaram Theertha Raman. P GKC 34,590 52.74 Marumuthu. K DMK 27,481 41.9 7,109
84 Mettur Nachimuthu. K. P AIADMK 48,845 58.28 Kandappan. S DMK 29,977 35.77 18,868
85 Taramangalam Semmalai. S Independent 49,597 60.33 Narayanan. R INC 27,214 33.11 22,383
86 Omalur Sivaperuman. M AIADMK 42,399 58.2 Marimuthu. C DMK 30,447 41.8 11,952
87 Yercaud Thiruman AIADMK 28,869 51.35 Natesan. R DMK 27,020 48.06 1,849
88 Salem-I Krishnaraj. G AIADMK 50,976 52.55 Amanullah Khan Independent 31,745 32.72 19,231
89 Salem-Ii Arumugam. M AIADMK 40,975 51.57 Anbalagan. K INC 36,235 45.61 4,740
90 Veerapandi P. Vijayalakshmi AIADMK 51,034 57.95 Srinivasan. K. P DMK 35,061 39.81 15,973
91 Panamarathupatty Rajaram. K AIADMK 44,218 57.25 Santhanantham. P. M INC 31,614 40.93 12,604
92 Attur C. Palanimuthu INC 38,416 53.44 Kandasami. P AIADMK 31,525 43.85 6,891
93 Talavasal Rajambal. T. INC 38,217 52.4 Devarajan. M. AIADMK 34,718 47.6 3,499
94 Rasipuram Ramalingam. K. P AIADMK 49,779 58.25 Muthu. P. T. DMK 34,175 39.99 15,604
95 Sendamangalam Sivaprakasam. S. AIADMK 37,577 54.44 Vadama Gounder INC 30,543 44.25 7,034
96 Namakkal Arunachalam R. AIADMK 42,850 51.78 Veluswamy K. DMK 38,957 47.07 3,893
97 Kapilamalai C. V. Velappan AIADMK 39,224 45.11 Sengottaiyan. P. INC 33,823 38.9 5,401
98 Tiruchengodu Ponnaiyan. C. AIADMK 69,122 55.34 Kaliyannan. T. M. INC 52,046 41.67 17,076
99 Sankari P. Dhanapal AIADMK 45,664 56.61 Varadarajan. R. DMK 33,109 41.04 12,555
100 Edapadi I. Ganesan AIADMK 37,978 38.93 Natarajan. T. Independent 32,159 32.97 5,819
101 Mettupalayam S. Palanisamy AIADMK 48,266 58.96 Vijayan. K. INC 32,311 39.47 15,955
102 Avanashi Arumugam. M. CPI 33,294 54.22 Palanisamy. S. N. INC 23,623 38.47 9,671
103 Thondamuthur Chinnaraj. AIADMK 57,822 57.54 Manickkavachagam. R. DMK 42,673 42.46 15,149
104 Singanallur Kulasekar. A. D. DMK 44,523 45.16 Venkidu Alias Venkatasamy. R. CPI(M) 41,302 41.9 3,221
105 Coimbatore (West) C. Aranganayagam AIADMK 38,061 48.2 M. Ramanathan DMK 35,634 45.13 2,427
106 Coimbatore (East) Ramani. K. CPI(M) 33,666 45.39 Ganga Nair INC 33,533 45.21 133
107 Perur Kovaithambi AIADMK 47,308 48.04 Natarasan. A. DMK 46,823 47.54 485
108 Kinathukadavu K. V. Kandaswamy AIADMK 42,822 53.58 Doraiswamy. S. T. INC 37,093 46.42 5,729
109 Pollachi M. V. Rathinam AIADMK 52,833 56.61 M. Kannappan DMK 39,797 42.64 13,036
110 Valparai A. T. Karuppiah CPI 46,406 56.83 N. Kovaithangam INC 33,354 40.85 13,052
111 Udumalaipettai P. Kolandaivelu AIADMK 50,570 52.34 R. T. Mariyappan DMK 46,049 47.66 4,521
112 Dharapuram Periasamy. A. AIADMK 43,319 56.05 Palaniammal. V. P. DMK 32,887 42.55 10,432
113 Vellakoil Ramasami. D. AIADMK 56,975 62.63 M. Andi Ambalam INC 36,859 52.46 20,116
114 Pongalur P. Kandaswamy AIADMK 40,116 58.67 S. R. Balasubramaniam INC 26,420 38.64 13,696
115 Palladam P. N. Paramasiva Gounder AIADMK 40,305 48.36 K. N. Kumarasamy Gounder INC 32,345 38.81 7,960
116 Tiruppur Manimaran. R. AIADMK 63,371 56.98 Mohan Kandasamy Alias P. Kandasamy Gounder INC 39,276 35.32 24,095
117 Kangayam Krishnaswamy. K. G. AIADMK 45,950 56.1 Sivasabapathi. M. DMK 34,341 41.92 11,609
118 Modakkurichi Balakrishnan. S. AIADMK 56,049 58.67 Ganesamoorthy. A. DMK 38,402 40.2 17,647
119 Perundurai Nallapan. T. K. CPI 44,210 54.69 Jaganathan. N. K. P. INC 32,543 40.26 11,667
120 Erode S. Muthusamy AIADMK 62,342 56.62 Sainathan. R. INC 43,839 39.82 18,503
121 Bhavani P. G. Narayanan AIADMK 44,152 60.89 Madeswaran. M. P. V. INC 22,926 31.61 21,226
122 Anthiyur P. Guruswamy AIADMK 34,498 57.06 Vadivel. T. G. DMK 20,662 34.17 13,836
123 Gobichettipalayam K. A. Sengottaiyan AIADMK 44,703 59.38 Subramaniam. K. M. INC 29,690 39.44 15,013
124 Bhavanisagar Subramaniam. G. K. AIADMK 38,557 48.28 Sampoornam Swamynathan. DMK 27,852 34.88 10,705
125 Sathyamangalam Rangasamy. R. AIADMK 35,096 50.04 Rasappa. C. R. INC 35,036 49.96 60
126 Coonoor Ranganathan. M. DMK 34,424 56.85 Periasamy. C. AIADMK 22,756 37.58 11,668
127 Udhagamandalam K. Kallan INC 35,528 51.82 B. Gopalan AIADMK 25,628 37.38 9,900
128 Gudalur K. Hutchi Gowder DMK 36,780 58.39 Narayanan Nair. M. S. CPI 23,636 37.52 13,144
129 Palani N. Palanivel CPI(M) 41,874 53.12 Mani. S. R. P. INC 35,646 45.22 6,228
130 Oddanchatram K. Kuppuswamy AIADMK 35,269 45.26 Palaniswamy. S. K. INC 23,882 30.65 11,387
131 Periyakulam Gopalakrishnan. K AIADMK 43,774 54.01 Sheik Abdul Kader. K. INC 34,938 43.11 8,836
132 Theni V. R. Jayaraman AIADMK 51,534 55.44 Alagar Raja. N. R. INC 41,415 44.56 10,119
133 Bodinayakkanur Subramanian. K. M. S. AIADMK 50,972 59.77 Ramachandran. K. S. M. INC 34,013 39.89 16,959
134 Cumbum Gopalan. R. T. AIADMK 47,577 49.2 Cumbum Mahandiran. A. K. DMK 35,395 36.6 12,182
135 Andipatti S. S. Rajendran AIADMK 44,490 59.79 Kandasamy. K. INC 16,508 22.18 27,982
136 Sedapatti Muthiah. R. AIADMK 42,012 59.87 Thangarasan. R. S. DMK 28,157 40.13 13,855
137 Tirumangalam N. S. V. Chitthan INC 35,181 46.43 Perumal. A. R. AIFB 31,679 41.81 3,502
138 Usilampatti Andi Thevar. S. AIFB 33,857 47.67 Muthuramalingam. P. K. M. Independent 21,534 30.32 12,323
139 Nilakottai A. S. Ponnammal Independent 48,892 61.6 Manivasagam. A. DMK 30,480 38.4 18,412
140 Sholavandan Chandrasekaran. A. INC 41,720 50.28 Manian. P. S. AIADMK 41,255 49.72 465
141 Thiruparankundram Kalimuthu. K. AIADMK 61,247 60.53 Seeni Thevar. P. DMK 38,740 38.29 22,507
142 Madurai West M. G. Ramachandran AIADMK 57,019 59.61 Pon. Muthuramalingam DMK 35,953 37.59 21,066
143 Madurai Central Pazha Nedumara Independent 45,700 58.13 P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan DMK 31,566 40.15 14,134
144 Madurai East N. Sankaraiah CPI(M) 36,862 49.35 Ramamoorthy. M. A. INC 30,923 41.4 5,939
145 Samayanallur Baluchamy. A. AIADMK 50,612 53.61 Subashchandra Bose. P. DMK 42,958 45.5 7,654
146 Melur Veeranambalam. K. V. INC 54,003 54.6 Paramasivan. A. M. AIADMK 41,849 42.31 12,154
147 Natham Alagarsamy. T. Independent 32,471 46.21 Somasundaram. A. Independent 509 0.72 31,962
148 Dindigul N. Varadarajan Independent 55,195 54.89 Abdul Khader. N. INC 43,676 43.44 11,519
149 Athoor A. Vellaisamy AIADMK 55,359 58.17 Rajambal DMK 38,990 40.97 16,369
150 Vedasandur V. P. Balasubramanian AIADMK 58,128 63.89 Raju. G. P. V. INC 32,857 36.11 25,271
151 Aravakurichi Sennimalai Alias. Kandahsamy P. S. AIADMK 45,145 51.6 Shanmugam. K. INC 40,233 45.99 4,912
152 Karur M. Chinnasamy AIADMK 54,331 50.79 S. Nallasamy DMK 46,025 43.02 8,306
153 Krishnarayapuram P. M. Thangavelraj INC 43,623 55.33 Rengaraju. O. AIADMK 34,584 43.86 9,039
154 Marungapuri Raj Kumar. M. A. AIADMK 32,021 41.98 Ramanathan. V. INC 28,444 37.29 3,577
155 Kulithalai Karuppaiah. R. CPI 44,525 52.96 Srinivasa Reddiar. P. E. INC 36,336 43.22 8,189
156 Thottiam Periasami. R. INC 37,426 42.89 Jayaraj. T. P. K. Independent 37,119 42.53 307
157 Uppiliapuram Arengarajan. V. AIADMK 43,263 49.46 Palanimuthu. R. INC 40,997 46.87 2,266
158 Musiri Rajamanickam. M. K. AIADMK 53,697 52.2 Natarajan. R. DMK 49,171 47.8 4,526
159 Lalgudi Anbil P. Dharmalingam DMK 40,899 40.9 Swamickan. A. Independent 38,099 38.1 2,800
160 Perambalur J. S. Raju DMK 28,680 40.98 Angamuthu. M. AIADMK 24,224 34.62 4,456
161 Varahur Perumal. N. AIADMK 39,476 53.27 Chinnaian. P. INC 33,277 44.9 6,199
162 Ariyalur T. Arumugam DMK 45,980 52.53 Asokan. AIADMK 36,776 42.01 9,204
163 Andimadam S. Krishnamoorthy AIADMK 36,120 50.49 Sivasubramanian. S. DMK 35,412 49.51 708
164 Jayankondam Thangavelu. P. INC 39,862 45.76 Selvarajan. T. AIADMK 34,955 40.13 4,907
165 Srirangam R. Soudararajan AIADMK 49,160 53.48 Swaminathan. V. INC 42,761 46.52 6,399
166 Tiruchirappalli I Musiri Putthan. P. AIADMK 35,361 49.68 Krishnamurthi. A. V. DMK 33,183 46.62 2,178
167 Tiruchirappalli Ii K. Soundararajan AIADMK 43,029 55.52 Kader Mohideen. M. K. Independent 34,467 44.48 8,562
168 Thiruverumbur Gurusamy Alias Annadasan. N. AIADMK 51,012 56.24 Murugesan. K. S. DMK 39,047 43.05 11,965
169 Sirkazhi K. Balasubramanian AIADMK 49,334 57.78 K. Subravelu DMK 36,054 42.22 13,280
170 Poompuhar Vijayabalan. N. AIADMK 45,292 53.36 Ganesan. S. DMK 39,587 46.64 5,705
171 Mayiladuthurai N. Kittappa DMK 37,671 48.89 Bala Velayutham AIADMK 37,001 48.03 670
172 Kuttalam Rajamanickam. R. DMK 44,254 53.39 Veeraiyan. G. CPI(M) 33,364 40.25 10,890
173 Nannilam Kalaiarasan. A. AIADMK 44,829 52.73 M. Manimaran DMK 39,689 46.69 5,140
174 Thiruvarur M. Sellamuthu CPI(M) 45,557 50.18 Kuppusamy. Kovi DMK 43,959 48.42 1,598
175 Nagapattinam R. Umanath CPI(M) 44,105 51.38 Ramanatha Thevar. S. S. R. INC 41,738 48.62 2,367
176 Vedaranyam M. S. Manickam AIADMK 52,311 60.86 M. Meenakshi Sundaram DMK 32,656 37.99 19,655
177 Thiruthuraipoondi P. Uthirapathy CPI(M) 62,051 61.2 V. Vedaiyan INC 39,345 38.8 22,706
178 Mannargudi M. Ambigapathi CPI 51,818 56.33 Gopalasamy Thenkondar M. INC 33,496 36.41 18,322
179 Pattukkottai Somasundaram. S. D. AIADMK 52,900 54.96 Marimuthu. A. R. INC 42,302 43.95 10,598
180 Peravurani Govendan. M. R. AIADMK 56,010 58.56 Palanivel. A. INC 39,633 41.44 16,377
181 Orathanadu T. Veeraswamy INC 47,021 50.53 T.M. Thailappan AIADMK 45,402 48.79 1,619
182 Thiruvonam Sivagnanam. N. INC 44,748 49.36 Durai Govindarajan AIADMK 44,686 49.29 62
183 Thanjavur S. Natarajan DMK 40,880 50.61 Ramamurthy. A. Independent 39,901 49.39 979
184 Thiruvaiyaru Subramanian. M. AIADMK 42,636 55.14 Elangovan. G. DMK 32,967 42.64 9,669
185 Papanasam S. Rajaraman INC 36,101 50.3 Narayanaswamy. Govi AIADMK 33,152 46.19 2,949
186 Valangiman Gomathy AIADMK 40,667 56.11 Chellappa. A. DMK 29,502 40.7 11,165
187 Kumbakonam Pakeer Mohamed. E. S. M. INC 45,038 55.98 Eradha. S. R. AIADMK 35,415 44.02 9,623
188 Thiruvidaimarudur Ramalingam. S. DMK 46,943 53.31 Rajamaniekam. K. AIADMK 41,111 46.69 5,832
189 Thirumayam Sundararaj. N. INC 39,479 45.72 Pulavar Ponnambalam AIADMK 39,256 45.46 223
190 Kolathur Marimuthu. T. AIADMK 50,810 57.25 Thamizhselvan. A. Keerai. DMK 37,200 41.91 13,610
191 Pudukkottai Rajakumar Vijaya Raghunatha Thondaiman INC 47,660 49.71 Subbiah. K. R. CPI 46,387 48.38 1,273
192 Alangudi P. Thirumaran AIADMK 59,206 55.33 T. Pushparaju INC 44,605 41.68 14,601
193 Aranthangi Su. Thirunavukkarasar AIADMK 50,792 49.5 Mohamed Mashood. M. Independent 36,519 35.59 14,273
194 Tiruppattur (Sivaganga) Valmigi. V. INC 34,342 42 Madhavan. S. Independent 20,116 24.6 14,226
195 Karaikudi Chidambaram. C. T. DMK 46,541 51.78 Kaliappan. P. AIADMK 42,648 47.45 3,893
196 Tiruvadanai Anguchamy. S. AIADMK 34,392 37.96 Ramanathan Thevar. A. T. M. INC 32,406 35.77 1,986
197 Ilayangudi Sivasamy. S. CPI 34,437 46.51 Malaikkannan. V. DMK 34,381 46.43 56
198 Sivaganga O. Subramanian INC 41,327 56.94 Natarajasamy. N. Independent 29,875 41.16 11,452
199 Manamadurai K. Paramalai Independent 38,435 50.52 Krishnan. U. INC 36,824 48.4 1,611
200 Paramakudi R. Thavasi AIADMK 43,710 54.22 Elamaran. A. DMK 34,876 43.26 8,834
201 Ramanathapuram T. Ramasamy AIADMK 46,987 57.63 Zeenath Sheriffdeen INC 32,755 40.18 14,232
202 Kadaladi S. Sathiamoorthy AIADMK 40,246 51.41 Abdul Cadir. T. S. O. Independent 37,010 47.28 3,236
203 Mudukulathur C. Dinesh Thevar Independent 42,711 51.43 Balakrishnan. S. INC 37,175 44.77 5,536
204 Aruppukottai M. Pitchai AIADMK 42,589 53.67 V. Thangapandian DMK 30,904 38.95 11,685
205 Sattur K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran AIADMK 54,720 55.1 Saudi Sundara Barati. S. DMK 43,795 44.1 10,925
206 Virudhunagar M. Sundararajan AIADMK 40,285 48.86 P. Seenivasan DMK 29,665 35.98 10,620
207 Sivakasi V. Balakrishnan AIADMK 53,081 61.32 S. Alagu Thevar DMK 27,348 31.59 25,733
208 Srivilliputhur R. Thamaraikani AIADMK 46,882 52.36 Karruppiah Thevar P. INC 29,216 32.63 17,666
209 Rajapalayam P. Mokkian Independent 38,339 44.07 Pottu Pottan K. INC 29,758 34.2 8,581
210 Vilathikulam Perumal R. K. AIADMK 40,728 53.75 Kumaragurubara Ramanathan S. DMK 34,088 44.99 6,640
211 Ottapidaram Appadurai. M. CPI 33,071 52.11 Veluchami. O. S. INC 30,393 47.89 2,678
212 Kovilpatti Alagarasamy. S. CPI 39,442 51.37 Jeyalakshmi. V. INC 30,792 40.11 8,650
213 Sankarankoil P. Durairaj AIADMK 31,818 48.87 Madan. K. DMK 29,436 45.21 2,382
214 Vasudevanallur R. Krishnan CPI(M) 33,107 50.51 Eswaran. R. INC 29,921 45.65 3,186
215 Kadayanallur A. Shahul Hameed Independent 38,225 50.71 Gani A. M. Alias Mohideen Pitchai. A. AIADMK 36,354 48.23 1,871
216 Tenkasi A. K. Sattanatha Karayalar AIADMK 36,638 49.88 Ramanan Alias Venkataramanan. T. R. INC 35,963 48.96 675
217 Alangulam Navaneetha Krishna Pandian. R. GKC 41,271 53.88 Dorai Singh. E. DMK 34,587 45.15 6,684
218 Tirunelveli V. R. Nedunchezhiyan AIADMK 48,338 57.96 Rajathi Kunchithapatham INC 34,142 40.94 14,196
219 Palayamkottai V. Karuppasamy Pandian AIADMK 45,049 57.96 Seetharaman. Suba DMK 32,680 42.04 12,369
220 Cheranmahadevi P. H. Pandian AIADMK 42,793 57.62 Ratnasabhapathy. V. INC 30,683 41.31 12,110
221 Ambasamudram Easwarmoorthy (Soranam) CPI(M) 31,262 47.39 Sangumuthu Thevarm S. INC 26,975 40.89 4,287
222 Nanguneri M. John Vincent AIADMK 36,725 52.18 Thangaraj. J. INC 32,676 46.43 4,049
223 Radhapuram E. Muthuramalingam GKC 38,044 53.95 Nellai Nedumaran DMK 31,408 44.54 6,636
224 Sattangulam Ramasamy. S. N. GKC 24,700 41.24 Dhanuskodi Athithan. R. INC 23,688 39.55 1,012
225 Tiruchendur Kesava Athithan. S. AIADMK 35,499 49.49 Samsudin Alias Kathiravan DMK 34,294 47.81 1,205
226 Srivaikuntam Ramasubramanian. E. AIADMK 26,502 38.99 Shanmugam. V. INC 24,404 35.91 2,098
227 Thoothukkudi Rajendran. S. N. AIADMK 54,171 57.61 Krishnan. R. DMK 39,365 41.86 14,806
228 Kanniyakumari S. Muthukrishnan AIADMK 35,613 47.58 Mathevan Pillai. A. INC 28,515 38.1 7,098
229 Nagercoil Vincent. M. AIADMK 39,328 54.76 Thiraviam. A. DMK 30,045 41.83 9,283
230 Colachel S. Retnaraj DMK 42,949 67.03 Sanotsham. M. AIADMK 21,127 32.97 21,822
231 Padmanabhapuram P. Mohammad Ismail JP 19,758 37.27 Lawrence. K. GKC 17,434 32.88 2,324
232 Thiruvattar Hemachandran J. CPI(M) 29,463 47.71 Thobias P. INC 17,099 27.69 12,364
233 Vilavancode Moni D. CPI(M) 34,170 53.66 Davis Raj P. DMK 25,348 39.81 8,822
234 Killiyoor P. Vijayaraghavan JP 31,521 54.28 Russel Raj C. DMK 16,691 28.74 14,830

M.G.R's Second CabinetEdit

After the Seventh General Elections held in 1980, a new Ministry with Dr. M. G. Ramachandran as Chief Ministers was formed on the noon of the 9th June 1980. The names of the Ministers with their portfolios are given below:

S.no Name Constituency Designation Portfolios Party
Chief Minister
1. Dr. M. G. Ramachandran Madurai (West) Chief Minister
  • Public
  • General Administration
  • Indian Administrative Service
  • District Revenue Officers
  • Deputy Collector
  • Police
  • Prevention of Corruption
  • Public Works Department.
AIADMK
Cabinet Ministers
2. Dr. V. R. Nedunchezhiyan Tirunelveli Minister for Finance Minister
  • Planning
  • Legislature
  • Elections
  • Food
  • Fisheries
  • Backward Classes
  • Youth Service Corps
  • Price Control
  • Ex-Servicemen
AIADMK
3. S. Ramachandran Panruti Minister for Electricity
  • Electricity
  • Iron and Steel control
AIADMK
4. K. A. Krishnaswamy Thousand Lights Minister for Rural Industries-Minister
  • Rural Industries
  • Village
  • Cottage and Small Industries
  • Milk, Dairy Development
  • Registration
AIADMK
5. S. D. Somasundaram Pattukkottai Minister for Revenue
Minister for Prohibition and Excise
  • Revenue
  • Commercial Taxes
  • Excise and Census
AIADMK
6. R. M. Veerappan Minister for Information and religious Endowments,
  • Information and Publicity
  • Film Technology
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Development Corporation
  • Cinematograph Act
  • Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
  • Forest and Cinchona
  • Grant of Liquor Permits
  • Minerals.
AIADMK
7. C. Aranganayagam Coimbatore (South) Minister for Education
  • Education including Technical Education
  • Official Language
AIADMK
8. K. Kalimuthu Thiruparankundram Minister for Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Refinance
  • Agricultural Engineering wing
  • Agro-Engineering
AIADMK
9. C. Ponnaiyan Tiruchengode Minister for Co-operation and Law-Minister
  • Law
  • Courts
  • Prisons
  • Legislation on Weights and Measures
  • Registration of companies
  • Debt Relief including legislation on Money lending
  • Chits and Registration of Companies
AIADMK
10. P. Kolandaivelu Udumalaipettai Minister for Local Administration-Minister
  • Municipal Administration
  • Panchayats and Panchayat Unions
  • Community Development
  • Rural Indebtedness
  • Bhoodan and Gramdhan
  • Highways
AIADMK
11. S. Raghavanandam Minister for Labour
  • Labour
  • Housing
  • Slum Clearance Board
  • Statistics
  • Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board
  • Town Planning and Accommodation control
AIADMK
12. Dr. H. V. Hande Minister for Health-Minister
  • Health.
AIADMK
13. K. Raja Mohammed Minister for Irrigation-Minister
  • Agro Service cooperative societies
  • Irrigation
  • Minor Irrigation
  • Wakf
AIADMK
14. S. Muthusamy Erode Minister for Transport
  • Transport
  • Nationalized Transport
  • Motor Vehicles Act
  • Ports
AIADMK
15. Su. Thirunavukkarasar Arantangi Minister for Industries
  • Large scale Industries
  • Mines and Textiles
AIADMK
16. S. N. Rajendran Thoothukkudi Minister for Handlooms and Khadi-Minister
  • Handlooms
  • Khadi
  • Prohibition excluding grant of liquor permits and passports
AIADMK
17. M. Vijayasarathy Arakkonam (SC) Minister for Harijan Welfare-Minister
  • Harijan Welfare
  • Stationery and Printing
  • Government Press
  • News Print control
  • Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
  • Employment and Training
AIADMK
18. Gomathi Srinivasan Valangiman (SC) Minister for Social Welfare-Minister
  • Social Welfare
  • Women and Children Welfare
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Beggars Home
  • Orphanages
  • Indian Overseas
  • Refugees and evacuees
  • Correctional Administration
AIADMK

Thiruvalargal S.R. Eradha and M.R. Govendan and Selvi P. Vijayalakhsmi were appointed as additional Members of the Council of Ministers with effect from 1 July 1983. Consequently the business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 1 July 1983:

  1. Thiru M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister-Minister in-charge of Public, General Administration, Indian administrative Service, District Revenue Officers, Deputy Collectors, Police, Prevention of corruption, Planning Molasses and Archaeology.
  2. Thiru (Dr.). V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, Minister for Finance-Minister-in-charge of Finance, Legislature, Elections, Food, Youth Service Corps, Price Control and exservicemen.
  3. Thiru S. Ramachandran, Minister for Electricity-Minister-in-charge of Electricity, Iron and Steel control.
  4. Thiru K. A. Krishnasamy, Minister for Rural Industries-Minister-in-charge of Rural Industries including Village, Cottage and small Industries, Milk Dairy development, Registration and Stamp Act.
  5. Thiru S. D. Somasundaram, Minister for Revenue-Minister-in-charge of Revenue, Commercial Taxes, Excise and Census.
  6. Thiru R. M. Veerappan, Minister for Information and Religious Endowments Minister-in-charge of Information and Publicity, Film Technology, Tourism, Tourism Development corporation, Cinchona and Grant of Liquor Permits.
  7. Thiru C. Arangayagam, Minister for Education-Minister-in-charge of Education including Technical education, Official Language and Handlooms.
  8. Thiru K. Kalimuthu, Minister for Agriculture-Minister-in-charge of Agriculture, Agricultural Refinance, Agricultural Engineering Wing and Agro-Engineering
  9. Thiru C. Ponnaiyan, Minister for Co-operation and Law-Minister-in-charge of Law, Courts, Prisons, Legislation on Weights and Measures, Registration of companies, Debt Relief including Legislation on Money Lending and Legislation on Chits and Co-operation.
  10. Thiru P. Kulandaivelu, Minister for Local Administration-Minister-in-charge of Municipal Administration, Panchayats, and Panchayat Unions, Community Development, Rural Indebtedness Bhoodan and Gramdhan and Highways.
  11. Thiru S. Raghavanandham, Minister for Labour-Minister-in-charge of Labour, Housing, slum-clearance Board, Statistics, Tamil Nadu water Supply and Drainage Board, Town Planning and Accommodation Control
  12. Thiru (Dr.) H. V. Hande, Minister for Health-Minister-in-charge of Health.
  13. Thiru K. Raja Mohammed, Minister for Irrigation-Minister-in-charge of AgroService, Co-operative Societies, Irrigation including Minor Irrigation and Wakf.
  14. Thiru S. Muthusamy, Minister for transport-Minister-in-charge of Transport, Nationalised Transport, Motor Vehicles Act and Ports.
  15. Thiru S. Thirunavukkarasu, Minister for Industries-Minister-in-charge of Large Scale Industries, Mines and Minerals and Textiles.
  16. Thiru S. N. Rajendran, Minister for Public works-Minister-in-charge of Prohibition excluding grant of liquor permits, Passports, P.W.D. and Establishment matters relating to public Works Department.
  17. Thiru M. Vijayasarathi, Minister for Adi-Dravidar Welfare-Minister-in-charge of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Stationery and Printing, Government Press, News Print control, Hilo Tribes and Bonded Labour and Employment Training.
  18. Thiru S. R. Eradha, Minister for Fisheries-Minister-in-charge of Fisheries.
  19. Thiru M. R. Govendan, Minister for Backward Classes: Minister-in-charge of Backward Classes.
  20. Thirumathi Gomathi Sainivasan, Minister for Social Welfare: Minister-in charge of Social welfare including women and Children welfare, Animal Husbandry, Beggars Home, Orphanages, Indian Overseas, Refugees and Evacuees and Correctional Administration.
  21. Selvi P. Vijayalakshmi, Minister for Khadi-Minister-in-charge of Khadi. Thiru K. Raja Mohammed ceased to be a Member of the Council of Ministers and Tvl.

R. Soundararajan, Y. S. M. Yusuf, R Arunachalam and K.Kalaimani were appointed as additional Members of the Council of Minister with effect from 9 September 1983. Consequently the business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 9 September 1983:

  1. Thiru (Dr). M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister-Minister-in-charge of Public, General Administration, Indian Administrative Service and Other All India Services, District Revenue Officers, Deputy Collectors, Police, Prevention of Corruption, Planning, Molasses, Archaeology and Excise.
  2. Thiru (Dr). V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, Minister for Finance-Minister-in-charge of Finance. Legislature, Election, Food, Youth Service Corps, Price Control and Ex-servicemen.
  3. Thiru S. Ramafhandran, Minister for Electricity-Minister-in-charge of Electricity, Iron and Steel Control.
  4. Thiru K. A. Krishnaswamy, Minister for Dairy Development-Minister-in-charge of Milk, Dairy Development, Registration and Stamp Act.
  5. Thiru S. D. Somasundaran, Minister for Revenue. Minister-in-charge of Revenue, Commercial Taxes and Census.
  6. Thiru R. M. Veerappan, Minister for Information and Religious Endowments. Minister-in-charge of Information and Publicity Film Technology, Tourism, Tourism Development Corporation, Cinematograph Act, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Forest, Cinchona and Grant of Liquor Permits.
  7. Thiru C. Aranganayagam, Minister for Education: Minister-in-charge of Education Including Technical Education Official Language, and Handlooms.
  8. Thiru K. Kalimuhth, Minister for Agriculture: Ministers in Charge of Agriculture, Agricultural Refinance, Agricultural Engineering Wing and Agro Engineering.
  9. Thiru C. Ponnaiyan, Minister for Co-operation and Law: Ministers in Charge of Law, Courts Prisons, Legislation on Weights and Measures, Registration of Companies, Debt Relief Including Legislation on Money Lending and Legislation on Chits and Co-operation.
  10. Thiru P. Kulandaivelu, Minister for Local Administration: Minister in Charge of Municipal Administration, Panchayats and Panchayat Union, Community Development, Rural Indebtedness, Bhodhan and Gramphan and Highway.
  11. Thiru S. Raghavanandham, Minister for Labour: Minister in Charge of Labour, Housing, Slum Clearance Board, Statistics, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, Town Planning and Accommodation Control:
  12. Thiru (Dr.) H. V. Hande, Minister for Health: Minister in Charge of Health.
  13. Thiru S. Muhtusamy, Minister for Transport: Minister in Charge of Transport, Nationalised Transport Motor Vehicles Act and Ports.
  14. Thiru S. Thirunavukkarasu, Minister for Industries: Minister in Charge of Large Scale Industries Mines and Minerals and Textiles.
  15. Thiru S. N. Rajendran, Minister for Public Works: Minister in charge of Prohibition excluding grant of Liquor permits, Passports, P.W.D. and Establishment matters relating to Public Works Department.
  16. Thiru M. Vijayasarathi, Minister for Adi-dravidar Welfare. Minister in Charge of Adi-dravidar Welfare, Stationery and Printing, Government Press, News Print Control, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour and Employment Training.
  17. Thiru R. Soundararajan, Minister for Nutritious Meals: Minister in Charge of Nutritious Meals.
  18. Thiru S. R. Eradha, Minister for Environmental Pollution Control. Minister in Charge of Environmental Pollution Control.
  19. Thiru M. R. Govendan, Minister for Backward Classes. Minister in Charge of Backward Classes.
  20. Thirumathi Gomathi Srinivasan, Minister for Social Welfare. Minister in Charge of Social Welfare Including Women and Children Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Beggars Home, Orphanages, Indian Overseas, Refugees and Evacuees and Correctional Administration.
  21. Thirumathi Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy, Minister for Khadi. Minister in Charge of Khadi.
  22. Thiru Y. S. M. Yusuf, Minister for Irrigation and Wakf. Minister in Charge of Agro Services Co-operative Societies, Irrigation Including Minor Irrigation and Wakf.
  23. Thiru R. Arunachalam, Minister for Rural Industries-Minister in Charge of Rural Industries Including Village, Cottage and Small Industries.
  24. Thiru K. Kalaimani, Minister for Fisheries. Minister in Charge of Fisheries.

Thiruvalargal T. Veerasamy and K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran were appointed as additional Members of the Council of Ministers with effect from 5 September 1984. The business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 5 September 1984.

  1. Thiru (Dr.) M. G. Ramachandran Chief Minister, Minister in Charge of Public, General Administration, Indian Administrative Service and Other All India Services, District Revenue Officers, Deputy Collectors, Police, Prevention of Corruption, Planning, Molasses Archaeology, Prohibition Excluding Grant of Liquor Permits, Electronics, Science and Technology.
  2. Thiru (Dr.) V. R. Nedunchezhiyan, Minister for Finance. Minister in Charge of Finance, Revenue, Legislature, Elections, Youth Service Corps, and Ex-servicemen.
  3. Thiru S. Ramachandran, Minister for Electricity. Minister in Charge of Electricity, Iron and Steel Control.
  4. Thiru K. A. Krishnasamy, Minister for Dairy Development. Minister in Charge of Milk, Dairy Development, Registration and Stamp Act.
  5. Thiru R. M. Veerappan, Minister for Information and Religious Endowments. Minister in Charge of Information and Publicity, Film Technology, Tourism, Tourism Development Corporation, Cinematograph Act, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Forest, Cinchona and Grant of Liquor Permits.
  6. Thiru C. Aranganayagam, Minister for Education. Minister in Charge of Education and Official Language.
  7. Thiru (Dr.) K. Kalimuthu, Minister for Agriculture. Minister in Charge of Agriculture, Agricultural Refinance, Agricultural Engineering Wing and Agro-engineering.
  8. Thiru C. Ponnaiyan, Minister for Law and Industries. Minister in Charge of Law, Courts, Prisons, Legislation on Weights and Measures, Registration of Companies, Debt Relief Including Legislation on Money Lending and Legislation on Chits, Large Scale Industries, Mines and Minerals.
  9. Thiru P. Kulandaivelu, Minister for Nutritious Meals-Minister in Charge of Nutritious Meals, Bhoodan and Gramdhan and Highways.
  10. Thiru S. Raghavanandham, Minister for Labour-Minister in Charge of Labour, Statistics, Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, Town Planning and Accommodation Control.
  11. Thiru (Dr.) H. V. Hande, Minister for Health. Minister in Charge of Health.
  12. Thiru S. Muthusamy, Minister for Transport-Minister in Charge of Transport, Nationalised Transport, Motor Vehicles Act and Ports.
  13. Thiru S. Thirunavukkarasu, Minister for Commercial Taxes and Handloomsminister in Charge of Commercial Taxes, Excise, Handlooms and Textiles.
  14. Thiru S. Rajendran, Minister for Environmental Pollution Control-Minister in Charge of Environmental Pollution Control and Passport.
  15. Thiru M. Vijayasarathi, Minister for Adi-drav9dar Welfare-Minister in Charge of Adi-dravidar Welfare, Stationery and Printing, Government Press, News Print Control, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour and Employment Training.
  16. Thiru R. Soundararajan, Minister for Local Administration-Minister in Charge of Municipal Administration, Panchayats and Panchayat Unions, Community Development And\ Rural Indebtedness.
  17. Thiru S. R. Eradha, Minister for Public Works-Minister in Charge of Housing, Slum Clearance Board, Public Works Department and Establishment Matters Relating to Public Works Department.
  18. Thiru M. R. Govendan, Minister for Backward Classes-Minister in Charge of Backward Classes.
  19. Thirmathi Gomathi Srinivasan, Minister for Social Welfare-Minister in Charge of Social Welfare Including Women and Children Welfare, Animal Husbandry, Beggars Home, Orphanages, Indians Overseas, Refugees and Evacuees and Correctional Administration.
  20. Thirumathi Vijayalakshmi Palanisamy, Minister for Khadi-Minister in Charge of Khadi.
  21. Thiru Y. S. M. Yusuf, Minister for Irrigation and Wakf-Minister in Charge of Agro Service Co-operative Societies, Irrigation Including Minor Irrigation and Wakf.
  22. Thiru R. Arunachalam, Minister for Rural Industries-Minister in Charge of Rural Industries Including Village, Cottage and Small Industries.
  23. Thiru K. Kalaimani, Minister for Fisheries-Minister in Charge of Fisheries.
  24. Thiru T. Veeraswamy, Minister for Food-Minister in Charge of Food, Price Control and Census.
  25. Thiru K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran, Minister for Co-operation-Minister in Charge of Co-operation.

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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Attar Chand (1988). M G Ramachandran: My Blood Brother. Gian Publishing House. p. 7.
  2. ^ G. Palanithurai (June 1991). Role Perception of the Legislators: A Case Study of Tamil Nadu. Stosius Inc/Advent Books Division. pp. 26–27. ISBN 81-220-0227-7.
  3. ^ Ramakrishnan, T. (9 March 2011). "A long and troubled affair". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  4. ^ "THE ART OF SURVIVAL". Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
  5. ^ Election Commission of India. "1980 Election Statistical Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  6. ^ Keesing's Statistical Report

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