Arcot N. Veeraswami

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Arcot N. Veeraswami is a former minister for electricity in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was born in Kuppadichatham village in North Arcot district in Tamil Nadu on 21 April 1937 to Narayanasamy Naidu and Jeyammal couple. He has finished his school education before he actively engaged in politics

.He worked for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Party and rose in the ranks of the party to be elected unanimously as the Treasurer of Dravida Munnetras Kazhagam in 1998.He is the member of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party for a long time and has been elected to Tamil Nadu assembly six times.[1]He has participated in several agitations against oppression staged by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and courted arrest several times, the most notable one being MISA in 1976 when he was arrested and tortured for one year.

He was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly from Arcot constituency in the years 1967,1971,from Purasaiwalkam constituency in 1989, and from Annanagar constituency in 1996,2001 and 2006 in the General elections. He also served as Member of the Legislative Council from 1977 to 1983.

He was sworn in as Minister of the Govt of Tamilnadu thrice during 1989,1996 and 2006 as Food Minister, Minister for Health and Electricity and As Electricity Misnister respectively.

Jayalalitha defamation case[edit]

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa filed a defamation case against Veeraswami when he alleged her for involvement in the attack on the residence of the then Chief secretary.[2]