Velu Narayanasamy (born 30 May 1947) is an Indian politician serving as the 10th and current Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016. He is a member of Indian National Congress political party.

V. Narayanasamy
10th Chief Minister of Puducherry
Assumed office
6 June 2016
Lieutenant GovernorKiran Bedi
Preceded byN. Rangaswamy
Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office
In office
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning
In office
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Member of Parliament
for Pondicherry
In office
Preceded byM. Ramadass
Succeeded byR. Radhakrishnan
Personal details
Velu Narayanasamy

30 May 1947
Pondicherry, French India (now Puducherry, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress
ResidencePuducherry, India

He previously served as Member of Parliament, representing Puducherry in the Lok Sabha. He served as a Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Manmohan Singh government.

In the 2014 general elections, he was defeated by the NDA candidate R. Radhakrishnan, who was backed by the ruling All India N.R. Congress. He is a member of the Congress Working Committee as well as All India Congress Committee's General Secretary.

Early lifeEdit

V. Narayanasamy was born in Pondicherry, the son of Velu, and Iswary.[1] He did his B.A. from Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, B.L. from Madras Law College, Chennai and M.L. from Annamalai University.[1]

Political careerEdit

V. Narayanasamy served three tenures as Rajya Sabha MP and was member of Lok Sabha from Puducherry constituency from 2009 to 2014. He was minister of state in Prime Minister's office in Manmohan Singh's second government as well as minister of state, Parliamentary Affairs in the first UPA government.[2]

In the 2014 general elections, he was defeated by the NDA candidate R.Radhakrishnan who was backed by the ruling All India N.R. Congress.[3]

Chief MinisterEdit

He was named Chief Minister of Puducherry in May 2016 after Indian National Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam alliance won Puducherry Legislative Assembly election.

He was chosen over V. Vaithilingam who was twice Chief Minister of Puducherry.[4][5][6][7]

On 6 June 2016, he replaced N. Rangaswamy and was sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry.[8][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Kishore, Kavita (6 June 2016). "In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants". First Post. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Puducherry: V Narayanasamy sworn in as Chief Minister | India News, The Indian Express". 6 June 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  3. ^ Jha, Sanjay K. (14 November 2009). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Pranab puzzle in Congress 125-yr panel". Calcutta, India: Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". 28 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ "V Narayansamy to be new chief minister of Puducherry". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". India Today. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  7. ^ "V Narayanasamy to be new Puducherry Chief Minister - Times of India". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  8. ^ Politics IANS (6 June 2016). "V Narayanasamy sworn-in as chief minister of Puducherry". Firstpost. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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