Pon Radhakrishnan

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Pon Radhakrishnan
Constituency Kanyakumari
Minister of State
Road Transport & Highways, Shipping
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 May 2014
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways
In office
January 24, 1999 – May 2004
Personal details
Born Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Residence Nagercoil, India

Pon Radhakrishnan (born 1 March 1952) is an Indian politician representing Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently serving as Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping in Narendra Modi's cabinet. He has served as the minister of state for Youth affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in Third Vajpayee Ministry. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.

Political career[edit]

Radhakrishnan won the 1999 Lok Sabha election from Nagercoil constituency and became Minister of State for Youth Affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government of 1999-2004. Later, he also served as Minister of State for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.[citation needed] Radhakrishnan lost that same seat in 2004 and 2009.[citation needed]

He was president of Tamil Nadu state unit of the Bharathya Janata Party, resigning the position when he became a Minister of State in the Narendra Modi-led government.[citation needed] He had won in a Lok Sabha seat in the Indian general election, 2014, from Kanyakumari constituency by a margin of 128662 votes.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Pon Radhakrishnan is from Alathankarai, Nagercoil and is a lawyer by profession.[citation needed]

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