|Minister of state of the Ministry of Finance (India)|
|Assumed office |
2 September 2017
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Arjun Ram Meghwal|
|Minister of State for Shipping|
|Assumed office |
9 November 2014
|Preceded by||Krishan Pal Gurjar|
|Member of the India Parliament |
|Assumed office |
16 May 2014
|Preceded by||J Helen Davidson|
|Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways|
24 January 1999 – May 2004
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Born||March 1, 1952|
Nagercoil, Travancore-Cochin, India
(now in Tamil Nadu, India)
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Parents||Ponniah Ayyappan and Thanga Kani|
|Residence||Nagercoil, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India|
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. 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.
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. Pon Radhakrishnan lost the elections in 2004 and 2009.
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. 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.
Lok Sabha Elections
|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 %|
- 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
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