K. R. Ramasamy

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K. R. Ramasamy is an Indian politician, social worker and Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA).

Ramasamy is the son of veteran Indian National Congress (INC) politician and former MLA, KR. RM. Kariya Manickam Ambalam, who was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on four occasions by the Tiruvadanai constituency. Ramasamy junior has been elected to the same constituency on five consecutive occasions[1] and, most recently, from the Karaikudi constituency.[2]

Ramasamy has contested elections as both an INC and Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) (TMC) candidate. His successes have come in 1989,[3] 1991,[4] 1996,[5] 2001,[6] 2006,[7] and in 2016. The last of these was from Karaikudi, where he beat the incumbent C. T. Palanichamy.[2] It was Palanichamy, of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, who had beaten him into second place in Karaikudi in the 2011 elections.[8]

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  1. ^ "Congress MLA creates a record of sorts in southern districts". The Hindu. 14 May 2006. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b "15th Assembly Members". Government of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  3. ^ Statistical report on the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu’s general election-1989. Election commission of India.
  4. ^ Statistical report on the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu’s general election-1991.Election commission of India.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1996 for the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 9. Retrieved 2017-05-06. 
  6. ^ Statistical report on the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu’s general election-2001. Election commission of India.
  7. ^ Statistical report on the legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu’s general election-2006. Election commission of India.
  8. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 1996 for the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 207. Retrieved 2017-05-10.