D. Jayakumar

D. Jayakumar[1] is an Indian politician and was a Member of the 15th Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. He was the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly until his resignation on 29 September 2012. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from Royapuram constituency as an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate in the 1991, 2001, 2006, 2011 elections and 2016 elections for five terms.[2][3][4][5][6][7] During the Tamil Nadu legislative Assembly 2021, he again contested in Royapuram Constituency and lost to the DMK candidate Ira Moorthy. He served in various cabinet positions starting from 1991 - Forests, Fisheries, Information Technology, Elelctricty and Finance. He is one among the senior leaders of AIADMK. In October 2020, he was appointed to 11 member Steering Committee of AIADMK and also serves as its Organizng Secretary. In the TN 2021 Election for Royapuram constituency, he was defeated by Murthy.R of DMK by a margin of 27,779 votes. He had represented Royapuram five times - 1991, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

D. Jayakumar
Minister for Fisheries and Administration reforms
In office
Chief Minister (s)Edappadi K. Palaniswami
O. Panneerselvam
Minister of Finance
In office
Feb 2017 – Dec 2017
Chief MinisterEdappadi K. Palaniswami
Speaker of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
In office
16 May 2011 – 9 October 2012
Minister of Law, Information Technology & Electricity
In office
Chief Minister (s)J.Jayalalithaa
O. Panneerselvam
Minister of Fisheries,Forest and Backward Class
In office
Chief MinisterJ.Jayalalithaa
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
2001 – 2021
Organizing Secretary of AIADMK
In office
Personal details
Born18 September 1960
Royapuram, Madras, (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu), India
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)J. Jayakumari


  1. ^ Desk, Internet. "Jayakumar appointed Tamil Nadu Finance Minister". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  2. ^ "In a battle for prestige, AIADMK's Jayakumar seeks to retain Royapuram seat; DMK rival assures more amenities". The Economic Times. 28 March 2021. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  3. ^ 1991 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  4. ^ 2001 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  5. ^ 2006 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  6. ^ "The verdict 2016". The Hindu. Chennai. 19 May 2016. p. 6.
  7. ^ "Green cover". The Times of India. Chennai. 19 May 2016. p. 2 or 6.