Pon Radhakrishnan

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Pon Radhakrishnan
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Minister of state of the Ministry of Finance (India)
Assumed office
2 September 2017
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterArun Jaitley
Preceded byArjun Ram Meghwal
Minister of State for Shipping
Assumed office
9 November 2014
Preceded byKrishan Pal Gurjar
Member of the India Parliament
for Kanyakumari
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byJ Helen Davidson
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways
In office
24 January 1999 – May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Personal details
Born (1952-03-01) March 1, 1952 (age 66)
Nagercoil, Travancore-Cochin, India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ParentsPonniah Ayyappan and Thanga Kani
ResidenceNagercoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
ProfessionLawyer, Politician

Pon Radhakrishnan (born 1 March 1952) is an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu, representing the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is currently serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping.[1] Earlier, he served in the Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways in the NDA government. 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]

Pon 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.[2] Pon Radhakrishnan lost the elections in 2004 and 2009.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Pon Radhakrishnan is from Alathankarai, Nagercoil and is a lawyer by profession.[3] He has never been married due to his involvement with RSS.[6]

Elections[edit]

Lok Sabha Elections[edit]

Year Election Party PC name Result Votes gained Vote %
1991 10th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Nagercoil 3rd Place 1,02,029 18.82%
1996 11th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Nagercoil Runner up 1,69,885 30.25%
1998 12th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Nagercoil Runner up 2,67,426 45.08%
1999 13th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Nagercoil Won 3,07,319 50.21%
2004 14th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Nagercoil Runner up 2,45,797 36.49%
2009 15th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Kanniyakumari Runner up 2,54,474 33.20 %
2014 16th Lok Sabha Bharatiya Janata Party Kanniyakumari Won 3,72,906 37.62 %
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Positions[edit]

  • 1999 - Elected to 13th Lok Sabha.
  • 1999 to 2000 - Member, Standing Committee on Industry.
  • 2000 - Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport.
  • 2000 to 2003 - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • 2003 - Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.
  • 2003 - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • 2014 - Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term).
  • 2014 to 2014 - Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  • 2014 to 2017- Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Ministry of Shipping
  • 2017 onwards - Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PRESS COMMUNIQUE - President of India allocates portfolios of the Council of Ministers". pib.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  2. ^ Radhakrishnan "Pon Radhakrishnan" Check |url= value (help). India. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "P Radhakrishnan Biography". Election. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ "dumilisaiSounderrajan appointed BJP TN unit president". The Hindu. The Hindu. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha Elections and Results 2014". Elections. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Pon Radhakrishnan interview in Thanthi tv". Youtube. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  7. ^ SemiColonWeb. "Public (Elections) Department, Tamil Nadu". elections.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 2017-10-24.

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