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 Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.jpg
Leader M. G. Ramachandran M. Karunanidhi
Party AIADMK DMK
Alliance AIADMK Alliance INC+
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 central 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 central government and fresh elections 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
e • d Summary of the 1980 May Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election results
Sources: Election Commission of India and Keesing's Report [5][6]
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.


Constituency wise resultsEdit

List of winners and runners-up by constituency
Assembly Constituency Winner Party Runner-up Party Margin
Acharapakkam (SC) C. Ganesan AIADMK C. M. Manavalan DMK 119
Alandur K. M. Abdul Razack AIADMK N. P. L. Sampath INC(I) 5,839
Alangudi P. Thirumaran AIADMK T. Pushparajau INC(I) 14,601
Alankulam R. Navaneetha Krishna Pandian GKC E. Dorai Singh DMK 6,684
Ambasamudram Easwaramurthy alias Sornam CPM S. Sanmugamuthu Devaram INC(I) 4,287
Anaicut G. Viswanathan AIADMK R. Jeevarathinam INC(I) 5,955
Andhiyur (SC) P. Guruswamy AIADMK T. G. Vadivel DMK 13,836
Andimadam S. Krishnamoorthy AIADMK S. Sivasubramanian DMK 708
Andipatti S. S. Rajendran AIADMK K. Kandasamy INC(I) 27,982
Anna Nagar M. Karunanidhi DMK H. V. Hande AIADMK 699
Arakkonam (SC) M. Vijayasarathy AIADMK G. Jayaraj INC(I) 921
Arantanki S. Thirunavukkarasu AIADMK M. Mohammad Mashood IND 14,273
Aravakkurichi P. S. Kandasamy alias Sennimalai AIADMK K. Shanmugam INC(I) 4,912
Arcot A. M. Sethuraman AIADMK B. Akber Pasha INC(I) 1,940
Ariyalur T. Arumugam DMK Asokan AIADMK 9,204
Arni A. C. Shanmugam AIADMK E. Selvarasu DMK 5,051
Aruppukkottai M. Pitchai AIADMK V. Thangapandian DMK 11,685
Athoor A. Vellaisamy AIADMK Rajambal DMK 16,369
Attur C. Palanimuthu INC(I) P. Kandasami AIADMK 6,891
Avanashi (SC) M. Arumugam CPI S. N. Palanisamy INC(I) 9,671
Bargur B. N. S. Doraisamy AIADMK K. Murugesan DMK 10,848
Bhavani P. G. Narayanan AIADMK M. P. V. Madeswaran INC(I) 21,226
Bhavanisagar G. K. Subramaniam AIADMK Sampoornam Swaminathan DMK 10,705
Bhuvanagiri V. V. Swaminathan AIADMK K. S. Asanudeen IND 6,324
Bodinayakkanur K. M. S. Subramanian AIADMK K. S. M. Ramachandran INC(I) 16,959
Chengalpattu P. G. Anoor Jegadeesan AIADMK K. Natarajan INC(I) 5,152
Chengam (SC) T. Swamikannu AIADMK A. Arumugam INC(I) 836
Cheranmadevi P. H. Pandian AIADMK V. Ratnasabhapathy INC(I) 12,110
Chepauk A. Rahman Khan DMK M. S. Abdul Khader AIADMK 9,226
Cheyyar Babu Janarthanan DMK K. A. Vizhi Vendan AIADMK 8,250
Chidambaram K. R. Ganapathy AIADMK Durai Kaliyamoorthy DMK 3,267
Chinnasalem S. Sivaraman INC(I) A. Ambayiram AIADMK 5,247
Coimbatore (East) K. Ramani CPM Ganga Nair INC(I) 133
Coimbatore (West) C. Aranganayagam AIADMK M. Ramanathan DMK 2,427
Colachel S. Retnaraj DMK M. Santhosam AIADMK 21,822
Coonoor (SC) M. Ranganathan DMK C. Periasamy AIADMK 11,668
Cuddalore Babu Govindarajan DMK A. Raghupathi AIADMK 3,141
Cumbum R. T. Gopalan AIADMK Cumbum A. K. Mahendiran DMK 12,182
Dharapuram (SC) A. Periasamy AIADMK V. P. Palaniammal DMK 10,432
Dharmapuri S. Aranganathan AIADMK D. N. Vadivel INC(I) 1,505
Dindigul N. Varadarajan IND N. Abdul Khader INC(I) 11,519
Edappadi I. Ganesan AIADMK T. Natarajan IND 5,819
Egmore (SC) L. Ellayaperumal INC(I) D. R. Sivanesan INC(U) 14,756
Erode S. Muthusamy AIADMK R. Sainathan INC(I) 18,503
Gingee N. Ramachandran DMK G. Krishnasamy AIADMK 1,633
Gobichettipalayam K. A. Sengottaiyan AIADMK K. M. Subramaniam INC(I) 15,013
Gudalur K. Hutchi Gowder DMK M. S. Narayanan Nair CPI 13,144
Gudiyatham K. R. Sundaram CPM K. A. Wahab IND 9,940
Gummidipundi R. S. Munirathinam AIADMK K. Venu DMK 7,826
Harbour A. Selvarasan DMK Habibullah Baig AIADMK 11,015
Harur (SC) C. Sabapathy AIADMK T. V. Natesan INC(I) 12,608
Hosur T. Venkata Reddy INC(I) K. S. Kothandaramaiah IND 4,412
Ilayangudi S. Sivasamy CPI V. Malaikannan DMK 56
Jayankondam P. Thangavelu INC(I) T. Selvarajan AIADMK 4,907
Kadaladi S. Sathiamoorthy AIADMK T. S. O. Abdul Cadir IND 3,236
Kadayanallur A. Shahul Hameed IND A. M. Gani alias
A. Mohideen Pitchai
AIADMK 1,871
Kalasapakkam P. S. Thiruvengadam DMK C. N. Viswanathan AIADMK 11,951
Kancheepuram P. Venkatasubramanian AIADMK V. Sambandan DMK 2,192
Kandamangalam (SC) M. Kannan AIADMK P. Madhavan INC(I) 2,357
Kanyakumari S. Muthukrishnan AIADMK A. Mathevan Pillai INC(I) 7,098
Kangayam K. G. Krishnaswamy AIADMK M. Sivasabapathi DMK 11,609
Kapilamalai C. V. Velappan AIADMK P. Sengottaiyan INC(I) 5,401
Karaikudi C. T. Chidambaram DMK P. Kaliappan AIADMK 3,893
Karur M. Chinnasamy AIADMK S. Nallasamy DMK 8,306
Katpadi N. A. Poongavanam CPI A. K. Shanmugasundaram INC(I) 5,279
Kattumannarkoil (SC) E. Ramalingam DMK P. S. Mahalingam CPM 14,662
Kaveripattinam K. Samarasam AIADMK S. Venkatesan DMK 3,523
Killiyur Pon. Vijayaraghavan JNP(JP) C. Russel Raj DMK 14,830
Kinathukadavu K. V. Kandasamy AIADMK S. T. Doraisamy INC(I) 5,729
Kolathur (SC) T. Marimuthu AIADMK A. Keerai Thamizhselvan DMK 13,610
Kovilpatti S. Alagarsamy CPI V. Jayalakshmi INC(I) 8,650
Krishnagiri K. R. Chinnarasu AIADMK M. Kamalanathan DMK 1,797
Krishnarayapuram (SC) P. M. Thangavelraj INC(I) O. Rengaraju AIADMK 9,039
Kulittalai R. Karuppiah CPI P. E. Srinivasa Reddiar INC(I) 8,189
Kumbakonam E. S. M. Pakeer Mohammad INC(I) S. R. Radha AIADMK 9,623
Kurinjipadi A. Thangarasu AIADMK M. Selvarasu DMK 2,959
Kuttalam R. Rajamanickam DMK G. Veeraiyan CPM 10,890
Lalgudi Anbil P. Dharmalingam DMK A. Swamickan IND 2,800
Madurai Central P. Nedumaran IND P. T. R. Palanivel Rajan DMK 14,134
Madurai East N. Sankaraiah CPM M. A. Ramamoorthy INC(I) 5,939
Madurai West M. G. Ramachandran AIADMK Pon. Muthuramalingam DMK 21,066
Maduranthakam S. D. Ugamchand AIADMK C. Arumugam DMK 11,809
Manamadurai (SC) K. Paramalai IND U. Krishnan INC(I) 1,611
Mangalore (SC) P. Kaliamoorthy AIADMK S. Kamaraj INC(I) 1,183
Mannargudi M. Ambikapathy CPI M. Gopalsamy Thenkondar INC(I) 18,322
Marungapuri M. A. Rajkumar AIADMK V. Ramanathan INC(I) 3,577
Mayuram N. Kittappa DMK Bala Velayudham AIADMK 670
Melmalayanur A. chinnadurai AIADMK V. Perumal Nainar INC(I) 198
Melur K. V. Veeranambalam INC(I) A. M. Paramasivan AIADMK 12,154
Mettupalayam S. Palanisamy AIADMK K. Vijayan INC(I) 15,955
Mettur K. P. Nachimuthu AIADMK S. Kandappan DMK 18,868
Modakkurichi S. Balakrishnan AIADMK A. Ganesamoorthy DMK 17,647
Morappur N. Kuppusamy AIADMK R. Balasubramanian INC(I) 13,129
Mudukulathur K. Dhanushkodi Thevar IND S. Balakrishnan INC(I) 5,536
Mugaiyur R. Sundaramurthy INC(I) G. Ragothuman AIADMK 7,601
Musiri M. K. Rajamanickam AIADMK R. Natarajan DMK 4,526
Mylapore T. K. Kapali AIADMK K. Manoharan DMK 3,316
Nagapattinam R. Umanath CPM S. S. R. Ramanatha Thevar INC(I) 2,367
Nagercoil M. Vincent AIADMK A. Thiraviam DMK 9,283
Namakkal (SC) R. Arunachalam AIADMK K. Veluswamy DMK 3,893
Nanguneri M. John Vincent AIADMK J. Thangaraj INC(I) 4,049
Nannilam (SC) A. Kalaiarasan AIADMK M. Manimaran DMK 5,140
Natham M. Andi Ambalam INC(I) T. Alagarsamy IND 4,388
Natrampalli T. Anbazhagan AIADMK N. K. Raja DMK 6,625
Nellikuppam V. Krishnamurthi DMK C. Govindarajan CPM 12,111
Nilakkottai (SC) A. S. Ponnammal IND A. Manivasagam DMK 18,412
Oddanchatram K. Kuppuswamy AIADMK S. K. Palaniswamy INC(I) 11,387
Omalur M. Sivaperumal AIADMK C. Marimuthu DMK 11,952
Orathanad T. Veerasamy INC(I) T. M. Thailappan AIADMK 1,619
Pottapidaram (SC) M. Appadurai CPI O. S. Veluchami INC(I) 2,678
Padmanabhapuram P. Mohammad Ismail JNP(JP) K. Lawrence GKC 2,324
Palacode M. B. Munusamy AIADMK R. Balasubramaniam INC(I) 4,135
Palani (SC) N. Palanivel CPM S. R. P. Mani INC(I) 6,228
Palayamkottai V. Karuppasamy Pandian AIADMK Suba Seetharaman DMK 12,369
Palladam Paramasiva Gounder AIADMK K. N. Kumarasamy INC(I) 7,960
Pallipet P. M. Narasimhan AIADMK A. Eakambara Reddy INC(I) 410
Panamarathupatti K. Rajaram AIADMK P. M. Santhanantham INC(I) 12,604
Panruti S. Ramachandran AIADMK K. Nanda Gopalakrishnan DMK 4,487
Papanasam S. Rajaraman INC(I) Govi Narayanaswamy AIADMK 2,949
Paramakudi (SC) R. Thavasi AIADMK A. Elamaran DMK 8,834
Park Town N. V. N. Somu DMK S. Lalchand Daga GKC 14,898
Pattukkottai S. D. Somasundaram AIADMK A. R. Marimuthu INC(I) 10,598
Pennagaram P. Theertha Raman GKC K. Marumuthu DMK 7,109
Perambalur (SC) J. S. Raju DMK M. Angamuthu AIADMK 4,456
Perambur (SC) S. Balan DMK V. Murugaiyan CPM 8,280
Peravurani M. R. Govindan AIADMK A. Palanivel INC(I) 16,377
Periyakulam K. Gopalakrishnan AIADMK K. Sheik Abdul Kader INC(I) 8,836
Pernamallur P. M. Venkitesan AIADMK R. Margabandhu INC(I) 878
Pernambut (SC) G. Moorthy AIADMK C. Rajarathinam INC(I) 5,335
Perundurai T. K. Nallappan CPI N. K. P. Jaganathan INC(I) 11,667
Perur Kovaithami AIADMK A. Natarasan DMK 485
Pollachi M. V. Rathinam AIADMK M. Kannappan DMK 13,036
Polur L. Balaraman INC(I) A. Selvan AIADMK 2,153
Pongalur P. Kandaswamy AIADMK S. R. Balasubramaniam INC(I) 13,696
Ponneri (SC) R. Chakrapani AIADMK P. Nagalingam DMK 14,918
Poompuhar N. Vijayabalan AIADMK S. Gansean DMK 5,705
Poonamallee D. Rajarathinam DMK Sambandan GKC 11,088
Pudukkottai Rajkumar Vijaya Raghunatha Thondaiman INC(I) K. R. Subbiah CPI 1,273
Purasawalkam K. Anbazhagan DMK Valampuri John AIADMK 5,708
Radhakrishnan Nagar V. Rajasekaran INC(I) Isari D. Velan AIADMK 7,188
Radhapuram S. Muthu Ramalingam GKC Nellai Nedumaran DMK 6,636
Rajapalayam (SC) P. Mokkian IND K. Pottu Pottan INC(I) 8,581
Ramanathapuram T. Ramasamy AIADMK Zeenath Sheriffdeen INC(I) 14,232
Ranipet Durai Murugan DMK N. Renu AIADMK 7,254
Rasipuram K. P. Ramalingam AIADMK P. T. Muthu DMK 15,604
Rishivandiyam M. Sundaram INC(I) M. Deiveekan AIADMK 4,921
Royapuram P. Ponnurangam DMK D. Pandian CPI 935
Saidapet D. Purushothaman DMK S. Saithai Duraisamy AIADMK 1,697
Salem - I G. Krishnaraj AIADMK Amanullah Khan IND 19,231
Salem - II M. Arumugam AIADMK K. Anbalagan INC(I) 4,740
Samayanallur (SC) A. Baluchamy AIADMK P. Subash Channdra Bose DMK 7,654
Sankarankoil (SC) P. Durairaj AIADMK K. Madan DMK 2,382
Sankarapuram S. Kalitheerthan AIADMK D. Muthusami INC(I) 3,541
Sankari P. Dhanapal AIADMK R. Varadarajan DMK 12,555
Sathankulam S. N. Ramasamy GKC R. Dhanushkodi Adithan INC(I) 1,012
Sathyamangalam R. Rangasamy AIADMK C. R. Rasappa INC(I) 60
Sattur K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran AIADMK S. Saudi Sundara Bharati DMK 10,925
Sedapatti R. Muthiah AIADMK R. S. Thangarasan DMK 13,855
Sendamangalam (ST) S. Sivaprakasam AIADMK Vadama Gounder INC(I) 7,034
Sholavandan A. Chandrasekaran INC(I) P. S. Manian AIADMK 465
Sholinghur C. Gopal AIADMK K. Moorthy DMK 157
Singanallur A. D. Kulasekar DMK R. Venkatasamy CPM 3,221
Sirkazhi (SC) K. Balasubramanian AIADMK K. Subravelu DMK 13,280
Sivaganga O. Subramanian INC(I) N. Natarajasamy IND 11,452
Sivakasi V. Balakrishnan AIADMK S. Alagu Thevar DMK 25,733
Sriperumbudur (SC) D. Yasodha INC(I) S. Jaganathan AIADMK 6,029
Srirangam R. Soundararajan AIADMK V. Swaminathan INC(I) 6,399
Srivaikuntam E. Ramasubramanian AIADMK V. Shanmugam INC(I) 2,098
Srivilliputhur R. Tamaraikani AIADMK P. Karuppiah Thevar INC(I) 17,66
Talavasal (SC) T. Rajambal INC(I) M. Devarajan AIADMK 3,499
Tambaram Pammal Nallathambi DMK Munu Adhi AIADMK 6,185
Taramangalam S. Semmalai IND R. Naryanan INC(I) 22,383
Tenkasi A. K. Sattanatha Karayalar AIADMK T. R. Venkataraman INC(I) 675
Thandarambattu D. Venugopal DMK U. Kasinathan GKC 21,069
Thanjavur S. Natarajan DMK A. Ramamurthy IND 979
T. Nagar K. Sourirajan GKC R. E. Chandran Jayapal DMK 6,466
Theni V. R. Jeyaraman AIADMK N. R. Alagan Raja INC(I) 10,119
Thirumangalam N. S. V. Chithan INC(I) A. R. Perumal FBL 3,502
Thirumayam N. Sundararaj INC(I) Pulavar Ponnambalam AIADMK 223
Thirunavalur V. Subramanian DMK T. N. G. A. Mahoharan AIADMK 173
Thirupparankundram K. Kalimuthu AIADMK P. Seeni Thevar DMK 22,507
Thiruthuraipundi (SC) P. Uthirapathi CPM V. Vedaiyan INC(I) 22,706
Thiruvarambur N. Annadasan alias Gurusamy AIADMK K. S. Murugesan DMK 11,965
Thiruvattar J. Hemachandran CPM P. Thobias INC(I) 12,364
Thiruvaiyaru M. Subramanian AIADMK G. Elangovan DMK 9,669
Thiruvidaimaruthur S. ramalingam DMK K. Rajamanickam AIADMK 5,832
Thiruvonam N. Sivagnanam INC(I) Durai Govindarajan AIADMK 62
Thiruvottiyur Kumari Ananthan GKC T. Loganathan INC(I) 3,458
Thalli D. R. Rajaram Naidu INC(I) D. R. Vijayendriah JNP(JP) 2,957
Thondamuthur Chinnaraj AIADMK R. Manickavachagam DMK 15,149
Thottiam R. Periasami INC(I) T. P. K Jayaraj IND 307
Thousand Lights K. A. Krishnasamy AIADMK S. J. Sadiq Pasha DMK 307
Tindivanam K. M. Thangamani Gounder INC(I) Rajaram Reddy AIADMK 5,476
Tiruchendur S. Kesava Adithan AIADMK Samsudeen alias Kathiravan DMK 1,205
Tiruchengode C. Ponnaiyan AIADMK T. M. Kaliyannan INC(I) 17,076
Tiruchy - I P. Musiri Puthan AIADMK A. V. Krishnamurthi DMK 2,178
Tiruchy - II K. Soundararajan AIADMK M. K. Kader Mohideen IND 8,562
Tirunelveli V. R. Nedunchezhiyan AIADMK Rajathi Kunchithapatham INC(I) 14,196
Tiruppattur (41) B. Sundaram DMK G. Ramasamy AIADMK 8,104
Tiruppattur (194) V. Valmigi INC(I) S. Madhavan IND 14,226
Tirupporur (SC) G. Chockalingam DMK M. Govindarasan AIADMK 2,297
Tiruppur R. Manimaran AIADMK P. Kandasamy Gounder INC(I) 24,095
Tiruttani R. Shanmugam AIADMK T. Namashivayam INC(I) 10,091
Tiruvadanai S. Anguchamy AIADMK A. T. M. Ramanathan Thevar INC(I) 1,986
Tiruvallur S. Pattabiraman AIADMK R. Purushothaman INC(I) 5,536
Tiruvannamalai K. Narayanasamy INC(I) P. U. Shanmugam AIADMK 18,385
Tiruvarur (SC) M. Sellamuthu CPM Kovi Kuppusamy DMK 1,598
Triplicane K. S. G. Haja Shereef INC(I) V. K. Sridharan INC(U) 6,878
Tuticorin S. N. Rajendran AIADMK R. Krishnan DMK 14,806
Udagamandalam K. Kallan INC(I) B. Gopalan AIADMK 9,900
Udumalpet P. Kolandaivelu AIADMK R. T. Mariappan DMK 4,521
Ulundurpet (SC) K. Rangasamy DMK Karu Natesan AIADMK 9,955
Uppiliapuram (ST) V. Rengarajan AIADMK R. Palanimuthu INC(I) 2,266
Usilampatti S. Andi Thevar FBL P. K. M. Muthuramalingam IND 12,323
Uthiramerur S. Jagathrakshakan AIADMK S. Ramadoss INC(I) 1,586
Valangiman (SC) Gomathy Srinivasan AIADMK A. Chellappa DMK 11,165
Valparai (SC) A. T. Karuppiah CPI Kovai Thangam INC(I) 13,052
Vandavasi (SC) C. Kuppusami AIADMK C. Kanniappan DMK 2,482
Vaniyambadi N. Kulasekara Pandiyan AIADMK M. Abdul Latheef IND 3,674
Vanur (SC) N. Muthuvel DMK M. N. Ramajayam AIADMK 5,248
Varahur (SC) N. Perumal AIADMK P. Chinnaian INC(I) 6,199
Vasudevanallur (SC) R. Krishnan CPM R. Eswaran INC(I) 3,186
Vedaranyam M. S. Manickam AIADMK M. Meenatchisundaram DMK 19,655
Vedasandur V. P. Balasubramanian AIADMK G. P. V. Raju INC(I) 25,271
Veerapandi P. Vijayalakshmi AIADMK K. P. Srinivasan DMK 15,973
Vellakoil D. Ramasami AIADMK N. Nallasenapathy Mandradiar INC(I) 24,951
Vellore V. M. Devaraj DMK A. K. Ranganathan AIADMK 4,507
Vilathikulam R. K. Perumal AIADMK S. Kumaragurubara Ramanathan DMK 6,640
Vilavancode D. Moni CPM P. Davis Raj DMK 8,822
Villivakkam J. C. D. Prabakaran AIADMK K. Suppu DMK 703
Villupuram K. P. Palaniappan DMK M. Rajarathinam AIADMK 5,160
Virudhunagar M. Sundararajan AIADMK P. Srinivasan DMK 10,620
Vridachalam R. Thiyagarajan INC(I) C. Ramanathan AIADMK 4,148
Yercaud (ST) Tiruman AIADMK R. Natesan DMK 1,849

Key:

Blue: Elected as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Green: Independents that supported the AIADMK alliance
Red: Independent that supported the DMK alliance
(SC) Seat is reserved for scheduled caste.
(ST) Seat is reserved for scheduled tribe.

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:-

1. DR. M. G. RAMACHANDRAN, Chief Minister-Minister in charge of Public General Administration, Indian Administrative Service, District Revenue Officers, Deputy Collector, Police, Prevention of Corruption, Public Works Department and Establishment Matters relating to public Works Department.

2. DR. V. R. NEDUNCHEZHIYAN, Minister for Finance Minister in charge of Finance, Planning, Legislature, Elections, Food, Fisheries, Backward Classes, Youth Service Corps, Price Control 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 Rural Industries-Minister in charge of rural Industries including Village, Cottage and Small Industries, Milk, Dairy Development and Registration.

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, Cinematograph Act, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Forest and Cinchona, Grant of Liquor Permits and Minerals.

7. THIRU C. ARANGANAYAGAM, Minister for Education-Minister-in-charge of Education including Technical Education and Official Language.

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. THITU 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. RAGHAVANANDAM, 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 Agro Service cooperative societies, Irrigation, including Minor Irrigation and Wakf.

14. THIRU S. MUTHUSAMY, Minister for Transport-Minister in charge of Transport, Nationalized Transport, Motor Vehicles Act and Ports.

15. THIRU S. THIRUNAVUKKRASU, Minister for Industries-Minister in charge of Large scale Industries, Mines and Textiles.

16. THIRU S.N. RAJENDRAN, Minister for Handlooms and Khadi-Minister in charge of Handlooms, Khadi, Prohibition excluding grant of liquor permits and passports.

17. THIRU M. VIJAYASARATHI, Minister for Harijan Welfare-Minister in charge of Harijan Welfare, Stationery and Printing, Government Press, News Print control, Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour and Employment and Training

18. 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.

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 1st July 1983. Consequently the business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 1st 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 EndowmentsMinister-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, Beggers 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 9th September 1983. Consequently the business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 9th 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 Exservicemen.

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, Beggers 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 5th September 1984. The business of the Government was re-allocated among the Ministers as follows with effect from 5th 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, Beggers 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.

See alsoEdit

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. ^ ECI: 1980 Election Statistical Report
  6. ^ Keesing's Statistical Report

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