T. T. V. Dhinakaran

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T. T. V. Dhinakaran (born 13 December 1963)[1] is an Indian politician and the Former Member of the 15th Tamil Nadu Assembly from Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar (2017-2021).[2]In the past he was the Treasurer of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party and served as the Member of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. He was expelled from the AIADMK on August 2017.[3][4] He is the nephew of V. K. Sasikala. He won the highly anticipated RK Nagar by-election in December 2017. On 15 March 2018 Dhinakaran launched his political party named Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam.[5]

T. T. V. Dhinakaran
Member of the 15th Tamil Nadu Assembly
for Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar
In office
24 December 2017 (2017-12-24) – 2 May 2021 (2021-05-02)
SpeakerP. Dhanapal
Preceded byJ. Jayalalithaa
Succeeded byJ. J. Ebenezer
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Rajya Sabha from Tamil Nadu
In office
30 June 2004 (2004-06-30) – 29 June 2010 (2010-06-29)
ChairpersonBhairon Singh Shekhawat
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Lok Sabha from Periyakulam
In office
13 October 1999 (1999-10-13) – 6 February 2004 (2004-02-06)
SpeakerG. M. C. Balayogi
Manohar Joshi
Preceded byR. Muthiah
Succeeded byJ. M. Aaroon Rashid
Founder & General Secretary of Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam
Assumed office
15 March 2018 (2018-03-15)
Party PresidentVacant
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born (1963-12-13) 13 December 1963 (age 57)
Thiruthuraipoondi, Madras State
(present-day Tamil Nadu, India)
Political partyAmma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (from 15 March 2018)
Other political
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (until 2017)
Independent (2017-2018)
(m. 1992)
ChildrenJaya Harini (Only daughter)
MotherV. Vanithamani
FatherT. Vivekanandam
RelativesV. K. Sasikala
ResidenceJaya Harini 5, Venkateshwara Nagar 4th street, Adyar, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Businessman
  • Politician


Dhinakaran was a Member of Lok Sabha, representing Periyakulam from 1999 to 2004,[6] and was runner-up in the seat at 2004 general election when he was defeated by J. M. Aaron Rashid. In 2017 R.K Nagar by-election, he defeated AIADMK's candidate E. Madhusudhanan with a huge margin of votes as an Independent candidate. He assumed office of MLA on 29 December 2017.

Dinakaran was reinducted into the AIADMK and appointed deputy general secretary on 15 February 2017, hours before V. K. Sasikala left to surrender herself in the Bengaluru court to serve the jail term in a disproportionate assets case. He was expelled from the party on August, 2017[3] and launched his own party Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam (AMMK) on 15 March 2018.[5]


On 17 April 2017, Delhi police registered a case against Dhinakaran regarding an allegation of attempting to bribe the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the AIADMK's election symbol.[7] It is claimed that a middle-man named Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who was raided and arrested in Delhi and was found with 13 million, which was allegedly meant as a bribe for the ECI in exchange for the symbol. Dinakaran has been charged with conspiracy and corruption in the case.[8] In a recent development, the Tis Hazari Special Court granted him bail[9] on the grounds that the police had failed to identify the public official allegedly bribed, accepting the argument made by his lawyer Mr. Aman Lekhi.[10]

Political careerEdit

T. T. V. Dhinakaran represented the Periyakulam Lok Sabha[11] constituency in 1999, and was a Rajya Sabha member between 2004 and 2010.


Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly ElectionsEdit

T. T. V. Dhinakaran represented Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar in the Tamil Nadu Assembly from 2017 to 2021.[12]

Year Assembly Party Constituency Result Votes gained Vote %
2017 By-election 15th Tamil Nadu Assembly Independent Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Winner 89,013 50.32%
2021 16th Tamil Nadu Assembly Amma Makkal Munnettra Kazagam Kovilpatti Runner-up 56,153 31.04%

Lok Sabha ElectionsEdit

Dhinakaran won in 1999 and was runner-up in 2004 Lok Sabha election.[13][14]

Year Election Party PC Name Result Votes gained Vote %
1999 13th Lok Sabha All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam  Periyakulam Winner 303,881 46.15%
2004 14th Lok Sabha All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam  Periyakulam Runner-up 325,696 46.49%


  1. ^ "Shri LED. T. V. Dhinakaran CMRajya Sabha profile". Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar bypoll, creates history in Tamil Nadu". Pradeep Kumar. 24 December 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Sasikala to be expelled from AIADMK, OPS settles for deputy CM". The News Minute. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  4. ^ NARASIMHAN, T. E. (28 August 2017). "Ruling AIADMK expels Sasikala & Dhinakaran, plans to retrieve Jaya TV". Business Standard India.
  5. ^ a b "Dhinakaran launches party, names it 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam' after  Jayalalithaa". Hindustan Times. 15 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 1999 to the 13th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 85. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ Biswas, Tanima; Shukla, Shuchi (17 April 2017). "Dinakaran Allotted 50 Crores To Buy AIADMK Symbol, Audio Proof Too: Cops". NDTV.
  8. ^ Jha, Rajshekhar (17 April 2017). "More trouble for TTV Dinakaran as Delhi police files bribery case against him". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "AIADMK symbol case: Delhi Court grants bail to TTV Dhinakaran – Times of India ►". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  10. ^ "AIADMK Election Symbol Case: TTV Dhinakaran Seeks Bail, Police Opposes It". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Dhinakaran, Shri T. T. V. Lok Sabha Profile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Dhinakaran wins RK Nagar bypoll, creates history in Tamil Nadu". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  13. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/LS_1999/Vol_I_LS_99.pdf
  14. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/LS_2004/Vol_I_LS_2004.pdf

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