Pon Radhakrishnan

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Pon Radhakrishnan
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Minister of State
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Preceded by Krishan Pal Gurjar
Member of the India Parliament
for Kanyakumari
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by J Helen Davidson
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways
In office
24 January 1999 – May 2004
Personal details
Born (1952-03-01) March 1, 1952 (age 65)
Alathankarai, Nagercoil, Travancore Kingdom (now Tamil Nadu), India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Residence Nagercoil, India
Profession Lawyer
Religion Hinduism

Pon Radhakrishnan (born 1 March 1952) is an Indian politician representing Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently serving as Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping in Narendra Modi's cabinet. He has served as the minister of state for Youth affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in Third Vajpayee Ministry. He is elected to Lok Sabha from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.

Political career[edit]

Radhakrishnan won the 1999 Lok Sabha election from Nagercoil constituency and became Minister of State for Youth Affairs in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government of 1999-2004. Later, he also served as Minister of State for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.[1] Radhakrishnan lost the elections in 2004 and 2009.[2]

He was president of Tamil Nadu state unit of the Bharathya Janata Party, resigning the position when he became a Minister of State in the Narendra Modi-led government.[3] He had won in a Lok Sabha seat in the Indian general election, 2014, from Kanyakumari constituency by a margin of 1,28,662 votes.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Pon Radhakrishnan is from Alathankarai, Nagercoil and is a lawyer by profession.[2]


  1. ^ "Pon Radhakrishnan". India. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "P Radhakrishnan Biography". Election. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tamilisai Sounderrajan appointed BJP TN unit president". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014". Elections. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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