List of Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu

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The Rajya Sabha (meaning the "Council of States") is the upper house of the Parliament of India. Tamil Nadu elects 18 seats and they are indirectly elected by the state legislators of Tamil Nadu. The number of seats, allocated to the party, are determined by the amount of seats, a party possesses during nomination and the party nominates a member to be voted on. Elections in within the state legislatures are held using Single transferable vote with proportional representation.[1]

Parties - (Year 2011)[edit]

Party Coalition (as of 14/01/14) MLAs (2011) Rajya Sabha MPs
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam TF 151 11
Indian National Congress UPA 5 1
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam UPA 23 4
Pattali Makkal Katchi None 03
Communist Party of India (Marxist) TF 10 1
Communist Party of India TF 8 1
Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam None 28

2015 Members List[edit]

Source: Parliament of India[2]

No Name Party Terms (MM/DD/YYYY)
1 S. Muthukaruppan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
2 T. K. Rangarajan Communist Party of India (Marxist) April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
3 Sasikala Pushpa All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
4 K. Selvaraj All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
5 Tiruchi Siva Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
6 Vijila Sathyananth All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam April 2, 2014 To : April 1, 2020
7 K. R. Arjunan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
8 Kanimozhi2 Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
9 Dr. R. Lakshmanan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
10 V. Maitreyan3 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
11 D. Raja2 Communist Party of India July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
12 T. Rathinavel All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 25, 2013 To : July 24, 2019
13 A. Navaneethakrishnan All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam June 26, 2014 To : June 29, 2016
14 P. H. Paul Manoj Pandian All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam June 30, 2010 To : June 29, 2016
15 K. P. Ramalingam Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam June 30, 2010 To : June 29, 2016
16 E. M. Sudarsana Natchiappan2 Indian National Congress June 30, 2010 To : June 29, 2016
17 S. Thangavelu Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam June 30, 2010 To : June 29, 2016
18 A. William Rabi Bernard All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam July 15, 2011 To : June 29, 2016
  • Note: Number represents the term the MP is serving.

Alphabetical List of all Members from Tamil Nadu since 1952[edit]

Number of Rajya Sabha MPs in Tamil Nadu by party (excluding Members elected for Madras State)
Party MPs
Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK) 54
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) 36
Indian National Congress (INC) 20
Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) 4
Muslim League (ML) 3
Communist Party of India (CPI) 2
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) 1
Janata Party (JP) 1
Congress (Organisation) (INC(O)) 1
Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) 1

Source: Indian government (Rajya Sabha) website [3]

Name Party Years in Rajya Sabha (DD/MM/Year) Terms
A
M.S. Khader Abdul ADMK 03/04/1972-02/04/1978 1
Rahim Abdul Other 03/04/1958-02/04/1962 1
A.K.A. Samad Abdul ML 03/04/1964-02/04/1976 2
S. Agniraj DMK 30/06/1998-29/06/2004 1
Aruna Aladi @ V. Arunachalam ADMK 25/07/1983-24/07/1989 1
S. Peter Alphonse INC
TMC
04/03/1996-09/09/1997
10/10/1997-02/04/2002
2
Ammu Swaminathan INC 09/11/1957-02/04/1960 1
T.V. Anandhan INC(O) 03/04/1964-02/04/1976 2
P. Anbalagan ADMK 28/07/1980-02/04/1984 1
S. Anbalagan* ADMK 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
C.N. Annadurai DMK 03/04/1962-25/02/1967 1
N.M. Anwar INC 03/04/1960-02/04/1966 1
G.A. Appan DMK 03/04/1968-02/04/1974 1
S. Austin ADMK 30/06/1992-29/06/1998 1
Narasimha Gopalaswami Ayyangar INC 03/04/1952-10/02/1953 1
B
N. Balaganga* ADMK 03/04/2008-02/04/2014 1
M.C. Balan ADMK 03/04/1972-02/04/1978 1
T.R. Baalu DMK 30/06/1986-29/06/1992 1
C
S.S. Chandran ADMK 25/07/2001-24/07/2007 1
Dr. S. Chandrasekhar INC 03/04/1964-02/04/1970 1
V. V. Rajan Chellappa ADMK 30/06/1992-29/06/1998 1
T. Chengalvaroyan INC 09/08/1963-02/04/1972 1
T. S. Avinashilingam Chettiar INC 03/04/1958-02/04/1964 1
D
T.T.V. Dhinakaran* ADMK 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
V.P. Duraisamy ADMK
DMK
25/07/1995-10/10/1996
26/11/1996-24/07/2001
2
E
A. Elavarasan INC 25/07/2007-24/07/2013 1
G
L. Ganesan DMK 30/06/1980-10/04/1986 1
Misa R. Ganesan DMK 03/04/1990-02/04/1996 1
B.S. Gnanadesikan INC 25/07/2001-24/07/2013 2
R. Gopalakrishnan INC 12/03/1960-02/04/1964 1
R.T. Gopalan ADMK 30/06/1986-29/06/1992 1
V. Gopalsamy DMK 03/04/1978-02/04/1996 3
N.R. Govindarajar* ADMK 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
S. Guruswami Other 03/04/1952-02/04/1954 1
H
K.S. Hegde INC 03/04/1952-21/08/1957 2
D. Heerachand ADMK 30/06/1980-29/06/1986 1
Mona Hensman INC 03/04/1952-02/04/1956 1
I
E.K. Imbichibava CPI 03/04/1952-02/04/1954 1
S.G. Indira ADMK 25/07/2001-24/07/2007 1
J
A.P. Janardhanam ADMK 25/07/1977-24/07/1983 1
J. Jayalalithaa ADMK 03/04/1984-28/01/1989 1
A.A. Jinnah* DMK 03/04/2008-02/04/2014 1
Valampuri John INC
ADMK
03/04/1974-14/10/1974
03/04/1984-02/04/1990
2
N. Jothi ADMK 03/04/2002-27/03/2008 1
K
M.A. Kadar DMK 30/06/1998-29/06/2004 1
M. Kadharsha DMK
ADMK
03/04/1974-02/04/1980
25/07/1983-24/07/1989
2
B.V. Kakkilaya CPI 03/04/1952-02/04/1954 1
Kanchi Kalyanasundaram DMK 23/09/1969-02/04/1976 2
M. Kalyanasundaram CPI 30/06/1980-29/06/1986 1
M. Kamalanathan DMK 29/07/1971-02/04/1978 2
T.V. Kamalaswamy DMK 03/04/1952-02/04/1960 2
R. Kamaraj ADMK 25/07/2001-24/07/2007 1
Kanimozhi DMK 25/07/2007-24/07/2013 1
Abdul Gaffar TMC(M) 10/10/1997-29/06/1998 1
S.P.M. Syed Khan ADMK 03/04/2002-02/04/2008 1
Pasupon Tha Kiruttinan DMK 15/03/1989-02/04/1996 2
E.R. Krishnan ADMK 18/07/1977-02/04/1980 1
U.R. Krishnan ADMK 25/07/1977-24/07/1983 1
K.A. Krishnaswamy ADMK 03/04/1972-02/04/1978 1
R.K. Kumar ADMK 03/04/1996-03/10/1999 1
K.P.K. Kumaran DMK 11/07/2006-24/07/2007 1
L
G. Lakshmanan DMK 03/04/1974-08/01/1980 1
M
S. Madhavan ADMK 03/04/1990-02/04/1996 1
Dr. V. Maitreyan ADMK 15/01/2002-29/06/2004
25/07/2007-24/07/2013
2
K. Malaisamy ADMK 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
K. Madhava Menon INC 03/04/1954-02/04/1966 2
V.K. Krishna Menon INC 26/05/1953-02/04/1956 1
S. Muthu Mani ADMK 30/06/1992-29/06/1998 1
O.S. Manian ADMK 25/07/1995-24/07/2001 1
Murasoli Maran DMK 25/07/1977-24/07/1995 3
R. Margabandu ADMK 25/07/1995-24/07/2001 1
S.S. Mariswamy DMK 03/04/1964-02/04/1976 1
D. Masthan ADMK 25/07/1995-24/07/2001 1
Dawood Ali Mirza INC 11/12/1956-02/04/1962 1
R. Mohanarangam ADMK 30/06/1980-08/09/1982
11/02/1983-29/06/1986
2
S.A. Khaja Mohideen ML 03/04/1968-02/04/1980 2
M.J. Jamal Mohideen INC 03/04/1962-02/04/1968 1
G.K. Moopanar INC
INC
TMC(M)
25/07/1977-02/02/1989
25/07/1995-09/09/1997
30/06/1998-30/08/2001
4
M. Moses INC 03/04/1978-02/04/1984 1
V. K. Ramaswami Mudaliar IND 03/04/1952-02/04/1962 2
Arman Ali Munshi Other 03/04/1952-02/04/1954 1
Sathiavani Muthu ADMK 03/04/1978-02/04/1984 1
N
M. A. Manickavelu Naicker Other 03/04/1962-15/04/1964 1
K.L. Narasimham CPI 03/04/1952-02/04/1964 2
P.G. Narayanan ADMK 25/07/2001-24/07/2007 1
C.D. Natarajan DMK 03/04/1974-02/04/1980 1
Jayanthi Natarajan* INC
TMC(M)
INC
30/06/1986-09/09/1997
10/10/1997-24/07/2001
03/04/2008-02/04/2014
4
E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan* INC 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
S. Niraikulathan ADMK 03/04/1996-02/04/2002 1
O
V.M. Obaidullah Sahib INC 03/04/1952-21/02/1958 2
P
M. Palaniyandi INC 30/06/1986-29/06/1992 1
N. Thangaraj Pandian ADMK 30/06/1992-29/06/1998 1
B. Parameswaran Other 03/04/1958-12/03/1962 1
G. Parthasarathy Other 03/04/1960-02/04/1966 1
R.T. Parthasarathy Other 03/04/1966-02/04/1972 1
Krishnan Parvati Other 03/04/1954-12/03/1957 1
T.S. Pattabiraman INC 03/04/1952-02/04/1966 3
C. Perumal ADMK 03/04/2002-02/04/2008 1
Sivashanmugam Pillai Other 03/04/1962-02/04/1968 1
R
D. Raja* CPI 25/07/2007-24/07/2013 1
N. Rajangam ADMK 03/04/1984-02/04/1990 1
N. Rajendran ADMK 25/07/1995-24/07/2001 1
Sedapatti Suryanarayana Thevar Rajendran DMK 03/04/1970-02/04/1976 1
J.S. Raju DMK 25/07/1989-24/07/1995 1
M.S. Ramachandran INC 30/06/1980-29/06/1986 1
S.K.T. Ramachandran INC 25/07/1989-24/07/1995 1
Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss PMK 30/06/2004-29/06/2010 1
R. Ramakrishnan ADMK 30/06/1980-29/06/1986 1
P. Ramamurthy CPI
CPM
03/04/1960-02/04/1966
25/07/1977-24/07/1983
2
V. Ramanathan ADMK 03/04/1984-02/04/1990 1
S. Ranganathan IND 03/04/1974-02/04/1980 1
T.K. Rangarajan CPM 03/04/2008-02/04/2014 1
Noorjehan Razack ADMK 25/07/1977-24/07/1983 1
A.K. Refaye ML 03/04/1972-02/04/1978 1
S
Era Sambasivam ADMK 25/07/1983-24/07/1989 1
M. Sankaralingam DMK 30/06/1998-29/06/2004 1
T.A. Mohammed Saqhy DMK 03/04/1990-02/04/1996 1
T.A. Mohammed Saqhy DMK 03/04/1990-02/04/1996 1
R. Sarath Kumar DMK 25/07/2001-31/05/2006 1
Thanga Tamil Selvan ADMK 03/04/2002-02/04/2008 1
Era Seziyan JP 03/04/1978-02/04/1984 1
R. Shunmugasundaram DMK 03/04/2002-02/04/2008 1
P.N. Siva DMK 14/01/2000-02/04/2002
25/07/2007-24/07/2013
2
Tiruchi Siva DMK 25/07/2007-24/07/2013 1
S. Sivasubramanian DMK 30/06/1998-29/06/2004 1
S. Soundararajan ADMK 03/04/1996-02/04/2002 1
T.K. Srinivasan DMK 03/04/1970-02/04/1976 1
Vasanthi Stanley DMK 03/04/2008-02/04/2014 1
Ka.Ra. Subbian DMK 14/01/2000-02/04/2002 1
Thalavai Sundaram ADMK 03/04/1996-18/05/2002 1
G. Swaminathan ADMK 30/06/1986-29/06/1998 2
V.V. Swaminathan ADMK 03/04/1972-19/06/1980 2
T
K.V. Thangkabalu INC 03/04/1984-02/04/1990 1
V
G. Varadaraj ADMK 25/07/1983-24/07/1989 1
G. K. Vasan INC 03/04/2002-02/04/2014 2
K.K. Veerappan DMK 03/04/1990-02/04/1996 1
V. Venka DMK 03/04/1978-02/04/1984 1
T.M. Venkatachalam ADMK 03/04/1996-02/12/1999 1
Tindivanam G. Venkatraman DMK 25/07/1989-24/07/1995 1
S. Venkataraman INC 03/04/1952-02/04/1962 2
M. Vincent ADMK 30/06/1986-29/06/1992 1
Viduthalai Virumbi DMK 15/03/1989-24/07/1995
30/06/1998-29/06/2004
3
  • Star (*) Represents current Rajya Sabha members
  • Blue: Elected to Rajya Sabha from the Madras State.

See also[edit]

Rajya Sabha election in Tamil Nadu, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Composition of Rajya Sabha - Rajya Sabha At Work" (PDF). rajyasabha.nic.in. Rajya Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi. Retrieved 28 December 2015. 
  2. ^ http://164.100.47.5/Newmembers/memberstatewise.aspx
  3. ^ http://164.100.47.5:8080/members/alphabeticallist_all_terms.asp

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