Ramachandran Govindarasu

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Ramachandran Govindarasu
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Ramachandran Govindarasu
Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (IT Wing)
In office
March 2016–February 2017
Preceded byK. Swaminathan[1]
Succeeded byV V R Raj Sathyan
Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (IT Wing)
Assumed office
November 2017
Preceded byV V R Raj Sathyan[2]
Personal details
Born (1987-12-11) 11 December 1987 (age 32)
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
Political partyAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
EducationB.E., PGDM
Alma materPSG College of Technology
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Ramachandran Govindarasu also known as Singai G. Ramachandran (born 11 December 1987) is an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu, affiliated with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).[3][4] He is currently serving as the Secretary of the Information Technology Wing of the AIADMK, was appointed by Jayalalithaa, then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in March 2016.[5]

Early life & education[edit]

He did his schooling from Perks Matriculation Higher Secondary School[6] and completed his graduation in electronics and communications engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He worked for three years at Focus Academy for Career Enhancement before joining the IIM Ahmedabad to pursue an MBA in 2013.[7][8]

In an interview with Rediff.com, he said that he joined the party when he was 18.[9]

Career[edit]

On March 23, 2016, Ramachandran was appointed as the secretary of the IT wing of AIADMK by party supremo and Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa.[6] He opted out of placements and started working for party.[3]

Under his leadership, the IT Wing contributed to the party's victory in the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2016. After the death of CM J.Jayalalitha, he was among the first party secretaries to lend support to the O. Panneerselvam faction.[9][7][10]

In February 2017, he was expelled from the party by V. K. Sasikala for alleged anti-party activities.[2] However, his removal comes after he offered support to O Panneerselvam.[11][12][13]"

After the merger of the two factions, he was re-appointed as the AIADMK IT Wing State Secretary.[14][15][16]

Ramachandran was also active in student politics. He served as general secretary for Students Affairs Council (SAC) at IIM Ahmedabad.[5]

Positions held[edit]

# From To Position Comments
01 March 2016 February 2017 Secretary, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, IT Wing
02 November 2017 Incumbent Secretary, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, IT Wing
03 March 2014 April 2015 General Secretary, Students Affairs Council, IIM Ahmedabad

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of Singai Govindarasu, who was an MLA in Singanallur from 1991 to 1996.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jayalalithaa removes Aspire Swaminathan, elevates IIM alumnus as IT wing secretary". Deccan Herald. 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "AIADMK IT wing head sacked". The Hindu. 9 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b Kamath, Vinay (23 March 2015). "IIM-A graduate opts out of placements, plunges into politics". The Hindu Business Line.
  4. ^ Kamath, Vinay (24 January 2018). "Why this IIM-A graduate is plunging full time into politics". The Hindu Business Line.
  5. ^ a b c "Jayalalithaa appoints IIM graduate to head party IT team ahead of polls". The News Minute. 22 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Jayalalithaa appoints IIM-A alumnus to forefront online campaign for state elections". India.com. 22 March 2016.
  7. ^ a b "The tech whiz's transition from Amma to Annan". The Hindu. 11 February 2017.
  8. ^ Preetha, M. Soundariya (2 April 2015). "IIM graduate prefers politics to placement". The Hindu.
  9. ^ a b "'The pulse of Tamil Nadu is with OPS'". Rediff.com. 27 February 2017.
  10. ^ "அதிமுக தகவல் தொழில்நுட்ப பிரிவு ஓ.பி.எஸ்.க்கு ஆதரவு" (in Tamil). Patrika. 8 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Sasikala sacks AIADMK's IT wing secy Ramachandran for 'anti-party activities'". India TV News. 8 February 2017.
  12. ^ "'I was sacked because I supported O Panneerselvam', says G Ramachandran". The Financial Express (India). 8 February 2017.
  13. ^ "அதிமுக தொலைத்தொடர்புத் துறை செயலாளரை அதிரடியாக நீக்கம் செய்த சசிகலா!" (in Tamil). Samayam.com. 8 February 2017.
  14. ^ Govardan, D. (14 November 2017). "AIADMK's IT Wing in disarray, post EPS & OPS merger". The Times of India.
  15. ^ "Website backing OPS gaining support". The Hindu. 26 February 2017.
  16. ^ D Govardan, D (26 September 2018). "AIADMK struggles to resolve power tussle". The Times of India.