K. P. Munusamy

K.P. Munusamy (Tamil: கே பி., முனுசாமி; born 7 June 1952) is an Indian politician and incumbent member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Krishnagiri Constituency.[1] Munusamy completed his Bachelor of Arts from Govt. Arts College, Krishnagiri during 1971-1974 and later graduated Bachelor of Law from Government Law College, Chennai. Since 2011, he has been Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development in the Government of Tamil Nadu.[2]

K. P. Munusamy
கே. பி. முனுசாமி
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Member of Parliament, Rajya sabha
Assumed office
2 April 2020
ConstituencyTamil Nadu
Deputy convenor for AIADMK
Assumed office
17 August 2017
Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development
In office
15 May 2011 – 20 May 2014
Chief MinisterJ.Jayalalithaa
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
2011–2016
ConstituencyKrishnagiri
In office
2001–2006
ConstituencyKavaripattinam
In office
1991–1996
ConstituencyKavaripattinam
Member of Parliament
In office
1998–1999
ConstituencyKrishnagiri Lok Sabha
Personal details
Born (1952-06-07) 7 June 1952 (age 68)
Kaveripattinam, Madras State, India
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Mangayarkarasi
ChildrenSathish Kumar Munusamy, Karthik Munusamy, Uma Maheshwari kannan
ResidenceKaveripattinam, Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu, India

Munusamy also serves as district Secretary, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and secretary of Krishnagiri district Anna employees union.

Political careerEdit

He joined the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in the year 1972. He rose to the position of Head of the District Youth wing in the party by 1988.[3] He contested in the 1991 Tamil Nadu state assembly elections where he emerged successful from Kaveripattinam constituency.[4] Later he was elected to the 12th Lok Sabha from Krishnagiri Constituency. During his tenure as Member of Parliament, he was a member in various parliamentary committees including Committee on Agriculture, Committee to review the rate of dividend payable by the Railway Undertakings to General Revenues, Consultative Committee of Ministry of Science and Technology and other Science Departments.[5] Then he aroused victorious in the 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly elections from the same Kaveripattinam constituency.[6] From January 2011, he is serving as the Krishnagiri District secretary for the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party.

In the recent 2011 Tamil Nadu assembly elections, he was able to gain 89,776 votes against his rival Syed Ghiyas-Ul-Haq of Indian National Congress from Krishnagiri Constituency winning by a margin of 29,097 votes.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Tamil Nadu MLAs 2011" (PDF). Tamil Nadu Govt. Gazette. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Council of Ministers, Govt. of Tamil Nadu". Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011.
  3. ^ "K.P.Munusamy-Profile". Tamilnadu MLAs.
  4. ^ 1991 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  5. ^ "12th Lok Sabha". Parliament, Govt. of India.
  6. ^ 2001 Tamil Nadu Election Results, Election Commission of India
  7. ^ "Winner-Runner Details, Tamil Nadu Assembly General Elections 2011" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 January 2014.