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Fifteenth Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu
Fourteenth Legislative Assembly
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Overview
Legislative bodyTamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Meeting placeFort St. George, Chennai
Term16 May 2016 (2016-05-16) – 6 May 2021 (2021-05-06)
Election2016 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election
GovernmentGovernment of Tamil Nadu
OppositionDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
WebsiteOfficial website
Members235
SpeakerP. Dhanapal
Deputy SpeakerV. Jayaraman
Chief MinisterEdappadi K. Palaniswami
Deputy Chief MinisterO. Panneerselvam
Leader of the OppositionM. K. Stalin
Party controlAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

The Fifteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu succeeded the Fourteenth Assembly of Tamil Nadu and was constituted after the victory of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and allies in the 2016 state assembly election held on 16 May. J. Jayalalitha assumed office as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fourth time.

Overview[edit]

Source: Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly website[1]

Office Office Bearer
Speaker P. Dhanapal
Deputy Speaker Jayaraman
Leader of the House O. Panneerselvam (until 17 February 2017)

K.A. Sengottaiyan (17 February 2017 to 4 January 2018)[2]

O. Panneerselvam (from 4 January 2018)

Leader of Opposition M. K. Stalin

Chief Ministers[edit]

Chief Minister Took Office Left Office Term
J. Jayalalithaa J Jayalalithaa.jpg 23 May 2016 5 December 2016 (Died in office) 195 days
O. Panneerselvam 5 December 2016 16 February 2017 73 days
Edappadi K. Palaniswamy 16 February 2017 6 May 2021 4 years 2 months 21 days

Council of Ministers[edit]

The council of Ministers in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy as follows[3]

Name Designation Porfolios
Edappadi K. Palaniswami Chief Minister Public,
Indian Administrative Service,
Indian Police Service,
Indian Forest Service,
General Administration,
District Revenue Officers,
Police and
Home,
Public Works,
Irrigation including Minor Irrigation,
Programme Works,
Highways and Minor Ports
O. Panneerselvam Deputy Chief Minister Finance,
Planning,
Legislative Assembly,
Elections and
Passports,
Housing,
Rural Housing and Housing Development,
Slum Clearance Board and
Accommodation Control,
Town Planning,
Urban Development and
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority
Dindigul C. Sreenivasan C. Sreenivasan.jpg Minister for Forests Forests
K. A. Sengottaiyan Minister for School Education,
Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development
School Education,
Youth Welfare and
Sports Development Department
Sellur K. Raju Minister for Co-operation Co-operation,
Statistics and Ex-Servicemen Welfare
P. Thangamani Minister for Electricity,
Minister for Prohibition and Excise
Electricity,
Non-Conventional Energy Development,
Prohibition and Excise,
Molasses and Prevention of Corruption Act
S. P. Velumani SP Velumani.jpg Minister for Municipal Administration,
Minister for Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme
Municipal Administration,
Rural Development,
Panchayats and Panchayat Unions,
Poverty Alleviation Programmes,
Rural Indebtedness,
Urban and Rural Water Supply,
Implementation of Special Programme
D. Jayakumar Minister for Fisheries

Minister for Personal and Administrative Reforms

Fisheries and
Fisheries Development Corporation

Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (Training)

C. Ve. Shanmugam Minister for Law, Courts and Prisons,
Minister for Mines and Minerals
Law, Courts and Prisons,
Mines and Minerals
K. P. Anbalagan KP Anbalagan.jpg Minister for Higher Education Higher Education including Technical Education,
Electronics,
Science and Technology
V. Saroja Minister for Social Welfare and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme Social Welfare including Women's and Children's Welfare,
Orphanages and Correctional Administration,
Integrated Child Development and Beggar Homes,
Welfare of the Differently Abled and
Social Reforms and Nutritious Noon Meal Programme
M. C. Sampath Minister for Industries, Steel Control and Special Initiatives Industries,
Steel Control and
Special Initiatives
K. C. Karuppannan Minister for Environment Environment and Pollution Control
R. Kamaraj Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Food,
Civil Supplies,
Consumer Protection and
Price Control
O. S. Manian Minister for Handlooms and Textiles Handlooms and Textiles
Udumalai K. Radhakrishnan Minister for Animal Husbandry Animal Husbandry
C. Vijaya Baskar Minister for Health and Family Welfare Health,
Medical Education and
Family Welfare
R. Doraikkannu Minister for Agriculture Agriculture,
Agricultural Engineering,
Agro Service Cooperatives,
Horticulture,
Sugarcane Cess,
Sugarcane Development and
Waste Land Development
Kadambur Raju Minister for Information and Publicity Information and Publicity
Film Technology and Cinematograph Act,
Stationery and Printing and
Government Press
R. B. Udhayakumar Minister for Revenue

Minister for Disaster Management

Revenue,
District Revenue Establishment,
Deputy Collectors,
Weights and Measures,
Debt Relief including Legislation on Money lending,
Chits,
Registration of Companies

Disaster Management

Vellamandi N. Natarajan Minister for Tourism Tourism,
Tourism Development Corporation
K. C. Veeramani K. c. veeramani.jpg Minister for Commercial Taxes Commercial Taxes,
Registration and Stamp Act
K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji Minister for Milk and Dairy Development Milk and Dairy Development
P. Benjamin Minister for Rural Industries Rural Industries including Cottage Industries,
Small Industries
M. R. Vijayabhaskar Minister for Transport Transport,
Nationalised Transport and Motor Vehicles Act
Nilofer Kafeel Minister for Labour Labour,
Population,
Employment and Training,
Newsprint Control,
Census and
Urban and Rural Employment and
Wakf Board
M. Manikandan Minister for Information Technology Information Technology
V. M. Rajalakshmi Minister for Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Adi Dravidar Welfare,
Hill Tribes and Bonded Labour
K. Pandiarajan K. Pandiarajan.jpg Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture Tamil Official Language and
Tamil Culture and Archaeology
G. Baskaran Minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board Khadi and Village Industries Board,
Bhoodhan and Gramadhan
Sevvoor S. Ramachandran Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
S. Valarmathi Minister for Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Backward Classes,
Most Backward Classes and

Denotified Communities,
Overseas Indians,
Refugees and Evacuees and
Minorities Welfare

Party positions[edit]

Party Number of members
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 123
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 100
Indian National Congress 7
Bharatiya Janata Party 0
Indian Union Muslim League 1
Independent 1
Nominated 1
Vaccant 1
Total 235

The 123 AIADMK members include three independents who contested and won under the AIADMK symbol.

List of members[edit]

Information derived from data produced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) except where noted. The results for two constituencies – Aravakurichi and Thanjavur – were undeclared at the time that the ECI published its list.[4] Reserved constituencies for candidates from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC / ST) were defined in 2007 by the Delimitation Commission.[5]

Results
# Name Winner Party
Tiruvallur District
1 Gummidipoondi K. S. Vijayakumar AIADMK
2 Ponneri (SC) P. Balaraman AIADMK
3 Tiruttani P. M. Narasimhan AIADMK
4 Thiruvallur V. G. Raajendran DMK
5 Poonamallee (SC) A. Krishnaswamy DMK
6 Avadi K. Pandiarajan AIADMK
Chennai District
7 Maduravoyal P. Benjamin AIADMK
8 Ambattur V. Alexander AIADMK
9 Madavaram S. Sudharsanam DMK
10 Thiruvottiyur Vacant
11 Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar T. T. V. Dinakaram AMMK
12 Perambur R. D. Sekar DMK
13 Kolathur M. K. Stalin DMK
14 Villivakkam B. Ranganathan DMK
15 Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar (SC) P. Sivakumar alias Thayagam Kavi DMK
16 Egmore (SC) K. S. Ravichandran DMK
17 Royapuram D. Jayakumar AIADMK
18 Harbour P. K. Sekar Babu DMK
19 Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni Vacant
20 Thousand Lights K. K. Selvam BJP
21 Anna Nagar M. K. Mohan DMK
22 Virugambakkam V. N. Virugai Ravi AIADMK
23 Saidapet M. A. Subramanian DMK
24 T. Nagar B. Sathyanarayanan AIADMK
25 Mylapore R. Nataraj AIADMK
26 Velachery Vagai Chandrasekhar DMK
Chengalpattu District
27 Sholinganallur Ramesh S. Aravind DMK
Kanchipuram District
28 Alandur T. M. Anbarasan DMK
29 Sriperumbudur (SC) K. Palani AIADMK
Chengalpattu District
30 Pallavaram I. Karunanithi DMK
31 Tambaram S. R. Raja DMK
32 Chengalpattu M. Varalakshmi DMK
33 Thiruporur L. Idhayavarman DMK
34 Cheyyur (SC) R. T. Arasu DMK
35 Maduranthakam (SC) S. Pugazhenthi DMK
Kanchipuram District
36 Uthiramerur K. Sundar DMK
37 Kancheepuram C. V. M. P. Ezhilarasan DMK
Ranipet District
38 Arakkonam (SC) S. Ravi AIADMK
39 Sholingur G. Sampathu AIADMK
Vellore District
40 Katpadi Duraimurugan DMK
Ranipet District
41 Ranipet R. Gandhi DMK
42 Arcot J. L. Eswarappan DMK
Vellore District
43 Vellore P. Karthikeyan DMK
44 Anaikattu A. P. Nandakumar DMK
45 K. V. Kuppam (SC) G. Loganathan AIADMK
46 Gudiyattam (SC) Vacant
Tirupattur District
47 Vaniyambadi Kafeel Nilofer AIADMK
48 Ambur A. C. Vilwanathan DMK
49 Jolarpet K. C. Veeramani AIADMK
50 Tirupattur, Vellore A. Nallathambi DMK
Krishnagiri District
51 Uthangarai (SC) N. Manoranjitham AIADMK
52 Bargur C. V. Rajendiran AIADMK
53 Krishnagiri T. Senguttuvan DMK
54 Veppanahalli P. Murugan DMK
55 Hosur S. A. Sathya DMK
56 Thalli Y. Prakaash DMK
Dharmapuri District
57 Palacode K. P. Anbalagan AIADMK
58 Pennagaram P. N. P. Inbasekaran DMK
59 Dharmapuri P. Subramani DMK
60 Pappireddippatti A. Govindasamy AIADMK
61 Harur (SC) V. Sampathkumar AIADMK
Tiruvannamalai District
62 Chengam (SC) M. P. Giri DMK
63 Tiruvannamalai E. V. Velu DMK
64 Kilpennathur K. Pitchandi DMK
65 Kalasapakkam V. Panneerselvam AIADMK
66 Polur K. V. Sekaran DMK
67 Arani S. Sevoor Ramachandran AIADMK
68 Cheyyar K. Mohan AIADMK
69 Vandavasi (SC) S. Ambethkumar DMK
Villupuram District
70 Gingee K. S. Masthan DMK
71 Mailam R. Masilamani DMK
72 Tindivanam (SC) P. Seethapathy DMK
73 Vanur (SC) M. Chakrapani AIADMK
74 Villupuram C. Ve. Shanmugam AIADMK
75 Vikravandi R. Muthamilselvan AIADMK
Kallakurichi District
76 Tirukkoyilur K. Ponmudy DMK
77 Ulundurpettai R. Kumaraguru AIADMK
78 Rishivandiyam K. Karthikeyan DMK
79 Sankarapuram T. Udhayasuriyan DMK
80 Kallakurichi (SC) A. Prabhu AIADMK
Salem District
81 Gangavalli (SC) A. Maruthamuthu AIADMK
82 Attur (SC) R. M. Chinnathambi AIADMK
83 Yercaud (ST) G. Chitra AIADMK
84 Omalur S. Vetrivel AIADMK
85 Mettur S. Semmalai AIADMK
86 Edappadi Edappadi K. Palaniswami AIADMK
87 Sankari S. Raja AIADMK
88 Salem (West) G. Venkatachalam AIADMK
89 Salem (North) R. Rajendran DMK
90 Salem (South) A. B. Sakthivel AIADMK
91 Veerapandi P. Manonmani AIADMK
Namakkal District
92 Rasipuram (SC) V. Saroja AIADMK
93 Senthamangalam (ST) C. Chandrasekaran AIADMK
94 Namakkal K. P. P. Baskar AIADMK
95 Paramathi Velur K. S. Moorthiy DMK
96 Tiruchengodu Pon. Saraswathi AIADMK
97 Kumarapalayam P. Thangamani AIADMK
Erode District
98 Erode (East) K. S. Thennarasu AIADMK
99 Erode (West) K. V. Ramalingam AIADMK
100 Modakkurichi V. P. Sivasubramani AIADMK
Tiruppur District
101 Dharapuram (SC) V. S. Kalimuthu INC
106 Kangayam U. Thaniyarasu AIADMK
Erode District
103 Perundurai N. D. Venkatachalam AIADMK
104 Bhavani K. C. Karuppannan AIADMK
105 Anthiyur K. R. Rajakrishnan AIADMK
106 Gobichettipalayam K. A. Sengonttaiyan AIADMK
107 Bhavanisagar (SC) S. Eswaran AIADMK
Nilgiris District
108 Udhagamandalam R. Ganesh INC
109 Coonoor A. Ramu AIADMK
110 Gudalur (SC) M. Thiravidamani DMK
Coimbatore District
111 Mettupalayam O. K. Chinnaraj AIADMK
Tiruppur District
112 Avanashi (SC) P. Dhanapal AIADMK
113 Tiruppur (North) K. N. Vijayakumar AIADMK
114 Tiruppur (South) S. Gunasekaran AIADMK
115 Palladam A. Natarajan AIADMK
116 Sulur P. Kandhasamy AIADMK
Coimbatore District
117 Kavundampalayam V. C. Arukutty AIADMK
118 Coimbatore North P. R. G. Arun Kumar AIADMK
119 Thondamuthur S. P. Velumani AIADMK
120 Coimbatore (South) Arjunan alias K. Amman Arjunan AIADMK
121 Singanallur N. Karthik DMK
122 Kinathukadavu A. Shanmugam AIADMK
123 Pollachi Pollachi V. Jayaraman AIADMK
124 Valparai (SC) V. Kasthuri Vasu AIADMK
Tiruppur District
125 Udumalaipettai K. Radhakrishnan AIADMK
126 Madathukulam R. Jayaramakrishnan DMK
Dindigul District
127 Palani I. P. Senthil Kumar DMK
128 Oddanchatram R. Sakkarapani DMK
129 Athoor I. Periyasamy DMK
130 Nilakottai (SC) S. Thenmozhi AIADMK
131 Natham M. A. Andiambalam DMK
132 Dindigul C. Sreenivasan AIADMK
133 Vedasandur V. P. B. Paramasivam AIADMK
Karur District
134 Aravakurichi V. Senthil Balaji DMK
135 Karur M. R. Vijayabhaskar AIADMK
136 Krishnarayapuram (SC) M. Geetha AIADMK
137 Kulithalai E. Ramar DMK
Tiruchirappalli District
138 Manapaarai R. Chandrasekar AIADMK
139 Srirangam S. Valarmathi AIADMK
140 Tiruchirappalli (West) K. N. Nehru DMK
141 Tiruchirappalli (East) Vellamandi N. Natarajan AIADMK
142 Thiruverumbur Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi DMK
143 Lalgudi A. Soundarapandian DMK
144 Manachanallur M. Parameswari AIADMK
145 Musiri M. Selvarasu AIADMK
146 Thuraiyur (SC) S. Stalinkumar DMK
Perambalur District
147 Perambalur (SC) R. Thamizhselvan AIADMK
148 Kunnam R. T. Ramachandran AIADMK
Ariyalur District
149 Ariyalur S. Rajendran AIADMK
150 Jayankondam J. K. N. Ramajeyalingam AIADMK
Cuddalore District
151 Tittakudi (SC) V. Ganesan DMK
152 Vriddhachalam V. T. Kalaiselvan AIADMK
153 Neyveli Rajendran Saba DMK
154 Panruti P. Sathya AIADMK
155 Cuddalore M. C. Sampath AIADMK
156 Kurinjipadi M. R. K. Panneerselvam DMK
157 Bhuvanagiri K. Durai Saravanan DMK
158 Chidambaram K. A. Pandian AIADMK
159 Kattumannarkoil (SC) N. Murugumaran AIADMK
Mayiladuthurai District
160 Sirkazhi (SC) P. V. Bharathi AIADMK
161 Mayiladuthurai V. Rathakrishnan AIADMK
162 Poompuhar S. Pavunraj AIADMK
Nagapattinam District
163 Nagapattinam M. Thamimun Ansari AIADMK
164 Kilvelur (SC) U. Mathivanan DMK
165 Vedaranyam O. S. Manian AIADMK
Tiruvarur District
166 Thiruthuraipoondi (SC) P. Adalarasan DMK
167 Mannargudi T. R. B. Rajaa DMK
168 Thiruvarur Poondi K. Kalaivanan DMK
169 Nannilam R. Kamaraj AIADMK
Thanjavur District
170 Thiruvidaimarudur (SC) Govi Chezhiaan DMK
171 Kumbakonam G. Anbalagan DMK
172 Papanasam Vacant
173 Thiruvaiyaru Durai Chandrashekaran DMK
174 Thanjavur T. K. G. Neelamegam DMK
175 Orathanadu M. Ramchandran DMK
176 Pattukkottai V. Sekar AIADMK
177 Peravurani M. Govindarasu AIADMK
Pudukottai District
178 Gandharvakottai (SC) B. Arumugam AIADMK
179 Viralimalai C. Vijaya Baskar AIADMK
180 Pudukkottai Periyannan Arassu DMK
181 Thirumayam S. Regupathy DMK
182 Alangudi Siva V. Meyyanathan DMK
183 Aranthangi E. Rathinasabhapathy AIADMK
Sivaganga District
184 Karaikudi K. R. Ramasamy INC
185 Tiruppattur, Sivaganga K. R. Periyakaruppan DMK
186 Sivaganga G. Baskaran AIADMK
187 Manamadurai (SC) S. Nagarajan AIADMK
Madurai District
188 Melur Periyapullan alias P. Selvam AIADMK
189 Madurai East P. Moorthy DMK
190 Sholavandan (SC) K. Manickam AIADMK
191 Madurai North V. V. Rajan Chellappa AIADMK
192 Madurai South S. S. Saravanan AIADMK
193 Madurai Central Palanivel Thiagarajan DMK
194 Madurai West K. Raju AIADMK
195 Thiruparankundram P. Saravanan DMK
196 Tirumangalam R. B. Udhayakumar AIADMK
197 Usilampatti P. Neethipathi AIADMK
Theni District
198 Andipatti A. Maharajan DMK
199 Periyakulam (SC) K. S. Saravanakumar DMK
200 Bodinayakanur O. Panneerselvam AIADMK
201 Cumbum S. T. K. Jakkaiyan AIADMK
Virudhunagar District
202 Rajapalayam S. Thangappandian DMK
203 Srivilliputhur (SC) M. Chandra Prabha AIADMK
204 Sattur M. S. R. Rajavarman AIADMK
205 Sivakasi K. T. Rajenthra Bhalaji AIADMK
206 Virudhunagar A. R. R. Seenivasan DMK
207 Aruppukkottai K. K. S. S. R. Ramachandran DMK
208 Tiruchuli T. Thangam Thenarasu DMK
Ramanathapuram District
209 Paramakudi (SC) N. Sadhan Prabhakar AIADMK
210 Tiruvadanai Karunas AIADMK
211 Ramanathapuram M. Manikandan AIADMK
212 Mudhukulathur S. Pandi INC
Thoothukudi District
213 Vilathikulam P. Chinnappan AIADMK
214 Thoothukkudi P. Geetha Jeevan DMK
215 Tiruchendur Anitha R. Radhakrishnan DMK
216 Srivaikuntam S. P. Shanmuganathan AIADMK
217 Ottapidaram (SC) C. Shanmugaiah DMK
218 Kovilpatti C. Kadambur Raju AIADMK
Tenkasi District
219 Sankarankovil (SC) V. M. Rajalakshmi AIADMK
220 Vasudevanallur (SC) A. Manoharan AIADMK
221 Kadayanallur K. A. M. Muhammed Abubacker IUML
222 Tenkasi S. Selvamohandas Pandian AIADMK
223 Alangulam Poongothai Aladi Aruna DMK
Tirunelveli District
224 Tirunelveli A. L. S. Lakshmanan DMK
225 Ambasamudram R. Murugaiah Pandian AIADMK
226 Palayamkottai T. P. M. Mohideen Khan DMK
227 Nanguneri V. Narayanan AIADMK
228 Radhapuram I. S. Inbadurai AIADMK
Kanniyakumari District
229 Kanniyakumari S. Austin DMK
230 Nagercoil N. Suresh Rajan DMK
231 Colachal J. G. Prince INC
232 Padmanabhapuram T. Mano Thangaraj DMK
233 Vilavancode S. Vijayadharani INC
234 Killiyoor S. Rajesh Kumar INC
235 Anglo-Indian Nancy Ann Cynthia Francis Nominated

Important events[edit]

On 18 September 2017, the Speaker of the Assembly disqualified 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs.[6]

T. T. V. Dhinakaran was elected as an independent candidate from Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency in the bye-election held on 21 December 2017.

On 7 January 2019, Tamil Nadu sports minister P Balakrishna Reddy sentenced to three years in 1998 riot case, steps down.[7]

H.Vasanthakumar elected as Member of Parliament in 2019 election,

K K Selvam Joined BJP on 6th August 2020[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home Page of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly". Assembly.tn.gov.in. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Sengottaiyan Named Leader of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly". The Indian Express. 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Government of Tamil Nadu Website".
  4. ^ "General Election to Legislative Assembly Trends and Results 2016: Tamil Nadu : Constituency-wise Trends". Election Commission of India. 19 May 2016. Archived from the original on 25 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Notification" (PDF). Delimitation Commission of India. 13 August 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Tamil Nadu Speaker disqualifies 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs". The Hindu. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Tamil Nadu sports minister P Balakrishna Reddy sentenced to three years in 1998 riot case, steps down". newindianexpress. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  8. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/tamil-nadu-mla-selvam-asks-partymen-to-join-bjp-dares-dmk-to-expel-him/articleshow/77386007.cms