K. Subbarayan

K. Subbarayan (born 10 August 1947) is a member of the 17th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Tiruppur Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu and is a member of the Communist Party of India (CPI) political party. He represented the Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu in 14th Lok Sabha. He was also elected twice for the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from the Tiruppur assembly constituency.

K. Subbarayan
Leader of the Communist party of India in the Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byC. N. Jayadevan
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byV. Sathyabama
In office
Preceded byC. P. Radhakrishnan
Succeeded byP.R. Natarajan
Personal details
Born (1947-08-10) 10 August 1947 (age 73)
Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu, British India
Political partyCommunist Party of India
Spouse(s)R. Manimekalai
Children1 son
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

The CPI in Tamil Nadu allied with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam as part of the Democratic Progressive Alliance for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. The party was allocated two seats to contest under the terms of agreement, from which Subbarayan was selected to fight Coimbatore.[1] The seat, whose economy was largely based on a textile industry that was contracting due to recession, had been won in 1998 and 1999 by C. P. Radhakrishnan of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Aside from issues relating to unemployment, a major local issue in the 2004 campaign was the situation regarding drought and water supplies. Radhakrishnan's past success had come from exploiting communal tensions caused by a bombing campaign in the area by the now-banned Islamic fundamentalist Al Ummah group but this was no longer a significant issue.[2]

Subbarayan had previously been elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly from the Tiruppur constituency for the periods 1984-89 and 1996-2001. Tiruppur is Subbarayan's home town.[1] He was runner-up to C. Govindasamy of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the 1989 election.[3]

Subbarayan decided not to contest the 2016 state assembly elections.[4]


  1. ^ a b "CPI to field Subbarayan, Appadurai for LS polls". Zee News. 17 February 2004. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Coimbatore". Hindustan Times. PTI. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1989 for the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Election Commission of India. pp. 287–288. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. ^ Kumar, R. Vimal (21 April 2016). "Two sitting MLAs to seek election from within the district". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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