Edappadi K. Palaniswami

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K. Palaniswami
கே. பழனிசாமி Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Assumed office
16 February 2017
Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
Preceded by O. Panneerselvam
Constituency Edappadi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded by K. P. Ramalingam
Succeeded by M. Kannappan
Constituency Tiruchengode[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1954-03-02) 2 March 1954 (age 63)
Edappadi, Tamil Nadu, India[3]
Political party Indian Election Symbol Two Leaves.png All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Amma)
Spouse(s) Radha
Children Mithun (Son)[4]
Residence Greenways Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Education (B.Sc)
Occupation Politician, Agriculture [5]
Website http://www.tn.gov.in/

K. Palaniswami (born 2 March 1954) known as Edappadi K. Palaniswami is an Indian politician who is the 13th[6] and current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, having assumed the office on 16 February 2017. He is a senior leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIDMK).

Political career[edit]

A member of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party, he is the incumbent Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Edapadi in the Salem district in Tamil Nadu. He previously served as Minister for Highways & Minor Ports in the Jayalalithaa and O. Panneerselvam-led ministries of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

First term as Chief Minister, 2017[edit]

He was elected as the leader of AIADMK Legislature Party on February 14, 2017. He became the Chief Minister after the demise of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Legislative career[edit]

Palaniswami has won the assembly election to the state assembly four times, in 1989,[7] 1991,[8] 2011[9] and 2016 from the Edapadi constituency.[10][11]

See also[edit]