E. G. Sugavanam

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E. G. Sugavanam
former Member of Parliament
Constituency Krishnagiri
Personal details
Born (1957-11-13) 13 November 1957 (age 60)
Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu
Political party DMK
Spouse(s) Amsaveni
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Residence Krishnagiri
As of 22 September, 2006
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E. G. Sugavanam (born 13 November 1957) was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India. He represented the Krishnagiri constituency of Tamil Nadu as a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party member. He defeated Jayalalithaa in the 1996 State Assembly election in Bargur constituency. He contested and lost the 1989, 1991 and 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly elections from the same constituency. He won twice during the 2004 and 2009 Indian general elections from the Krishnagiri constituency. He was a member of various committees during the United Progressive Alliance coalition rule from 2004 to 2014.

Early life[edit]

Sugavanam was born on 13 November 1957 to T. Govindarajan and Manimekalai in Bargur in Krishnagiri district. He has a Diploma in Pharmacy from K.L.E. Society, Nijalingappa College in Bangalore. He is an agriculturist by profession and developed interest in politics later. He married Amsaveni on 28 October 1992 and the pair have a son and a daughter.[1]

He defeated Jayalalithaa in the 1996 Tamil Nadu State Assembly election in the Bargur constituency. He contested and lost the 1989, 1991 and 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly elections from Bargur constituency. He won twice during the 2004 and 2009 Indian general elections from the Krishnagiri constituency.[2]

Elections contested and positions held[edit]

Elections Constituency Result Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote percentage
Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1989 Bargur Lost 29.25 K.R. Rajendran ADMK 30.27[3]
Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1991 Bargur Lost 1.26 J. Jayalalithaa ADMK 65.18[3][4]
Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1996 Bargur Won 50.71 J. Jayalalithaa ADMK 43.54[3]
Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 2001 Bargur Lost 26.46 M. Thambi Durai ADMK 66.31[3]
Indian general election, 2004 Krishnagiri Won 54.59 K. Nange Gowdu ADMK 38.45[5]
Indian general election, 2009 Krishnagiri Won 44.64 K. Nange Gowdu ADMK 34.47[6]
  • 1996: Elected to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly for the first time
  • 2004-2009: Elected to Lok Sabha (twelfth) for the first time; Member of standing committee on energy, consultative committee of ministry of heavy industries, Central Silk Board and Energy
  • May 2009: Elected to Lok Sabha (fifteenth) for the second time; Member of consultative committee of ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Central Silk Board and Energy[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Political Career". Parliament of India. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  2. ^ D., Sivarajan (6 May 2001). "Where voters want to make amends". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Party wise comparison since 1977 in Bargur constituency". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Statistical report on Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 1991" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 1991. p. 275. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Statistical report on General elections, 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2004. p. 287. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Statistical report on General elections, 2009 to the 15th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2009. p. 126. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2013.