|Minister of State
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways
9 November 2014
|Preceded by||Krishan Pal Gurjar|
|Member of the India Parliament
16 May 2014
|Preceded by||J Helen Davidson|
|Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways|
24 January 1999 – May 2004
March 1, 1952 |
Alathankarai, Nagercoil, Travancore Kingdom (now Tamil Nadu), India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
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.
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. 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.
Pon Radhakrishnan is from Alathankarai, Nagercoil and is a lawyer by profession.
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