C. V. Shanmugam

C.Ve.Shanmugam Pichai is an Indian politician and was a former member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Villupuram constituency. As a cadre of Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, he was previously elected to the Tindivanam constituency in 2001 and 2006 elections. He also served as the state's Minister of Education, Law and Commercial Taxes from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2013 under the leadership of the Chief Minister Jayalalitha. His father was a previous member of the parliament for the Vandhavasi constituency.

Shanmugam is one of the pillars of the Villupuram district AIADMK. He served as the party district secretary for 10 years and made the Villupuram district a stronghold for the party. He won the 2016 elections in Villupuram constituency again and was appointed as Minister of Law and Prisons. In 2017 he was again made a district secretary of AIADMK for Villupuram district.He was contested again in Viluppuram constituency but he was defeated by 14,868 votes by R. Lakshmanan.[1][2][3]

Elections Contested and Results
Year Constituency Result
2001 Tindivanam Won
2006 Tindivanam Won
2011 Villupuram Won
2016/12 Villupuram Won
2021 Villupuram Lost


  1. ^ 2001 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  2. ^ 2006 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  3. ^ "List of MLAs from Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013.