E. V. K. S. Elangovan

Erode Venkata Krishnasamy Sampath Elangovan is an Indian politician who was a member of the Lok Sabha. He represented the Gobichettipalayam constituency of Tamil Nadu and is a member of the Indian National Congress party.[1] He is the son of E. V. K. Sampath and grandson of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy's brother Krishnasamy.[1] In 2009 Lok Sabha election, he lost to A. Ganeshamurthi of the MDMK by 49,336 votes in Erode constituency. He was appointed as President of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee by All India Congress Committee Chief Sonia Gandhi on 31 October 2014, followed by the resignation of B. S. Gnanadesikan. In the 2019 Lok Sabha election he lost to O. P. Ravindranath Kumar, the son of former chief minister and current deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam, in Theni. Elangovan was the only candidate of the UPA to lose in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu.

E. V. K. S. Elangovan
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President, TNCC
In office
2013 - 2017
Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles
In office
Member of Parliament
In office
Personal details
BornErode, Tamil Nadu, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Children2 sons
ParentsE. V. K. Sampath
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]


  1. ^ a b "Elangovan,Shri E.V.K.S." Lok Sabha. Archived from the original on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)