S. Alagarsamy

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S. Alagarsamy
சோ. அழகர்சாமி
S.Alagarsamy.jpg
Member of Legislative Assembly
Personal details
Born (1926-08-05)5 August 1926
Ramanoothu, Tirunelveli Dist, Madras Province, British India
Died 6 March 2009(2009-03-06) (aged 82)
Ettayapuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Political party Communist Party of India
Spouse(s) A.Thayammal
Children A.Ramamurthy
A.Jeyabharathi
A.Ravindran
A.Geetharani

S. Alagarsamy (Tamil: சோ. அழகர்சாமி; 5 August 1926 – 6 March 2009) was an Indian politician and was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly for 5 terms from 1967 to 1991 to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly as a Communist Party of India candidate from Kovilpatti constituency in 1967, 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1989 elections.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 5 August 1926 to A. Soliah and S.Koppammal in a village Ramanoothu, Tuticorin Dist, Tamil Nadu. Having lost his father at the age of 13, he had to take on the responsibilities of taking care of their agricultural farming. He and his younger brother S.Ramasamy were brought up by their widowed mother and aunt.

Political career[edit]

He first contested for Madras State Assembly in 1957 and continued to contest in all subsequent State General Assembly Elections till 1989 from Kovilpatti constituency Prior to that he contested for Unified Tirunelveli Jilla Board in 1952.

S. Alagarsamy with the President of India Hon Giani Zail Singh.

The then unified Tirunelveli district consisted of the present Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Kannayakumari Districts and part of Malabar and Ramnad District. He was leader of the CPI Legislative Group from 1971 till 1991 in The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

Thiru C.N.Annadurai was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, when he was the Member of the Legislative Assembly in 1967 and subsequently he continued to be M.L.A, when Thiru V.R. Nedunchezhiyan, Thiru. M. Karunanidhi and Thiru M. G. Ramachandran, were the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu. He was well respected by the all Chief Ministers and other political leaders across party lines.

He was affectionatlely called " Annachi " ( Tamil: அண்ணாச்சி ) by his thousands of followers and others . He gained respect and great loyal following due to his leadership,honesty, simplicity, loyalty, hardwork, and openness. These qualities enabled him to win the Assembly Election continuously irespective of the political waves.

Electoral records[edit]

Madras State Assembly[edit]

S. Alagarsamy with the Prime Minister Hon V.P.Singh.
Year Winner Contestants Party Votes  %
1957 V. Suppaya Naicker V.Suppaya Naicker
Selvaraj
S. Alagarsamy
Ponnusamy
IND
INC
CPI
IND
11425
10726
9901
3898
31.78%
29.84%
27.54%
10.84%
1962 N. V. Venugopalakrishnasami N. V. Venugopalakrishnasami
R.S.Appsami
S. Alagarsamy
M. Periasami
K.Venkataram Naidu
INC
SWA
CPI
DMK
IND
22158
18059
15387
5030
543
36.22%
29.52%
25.15%
8.22%
0.89%
1967 S. Alagarsamy S. Alagarsamy
V.O.C.A.Pillai
R.K.Thevar
R.Chairman
CPI
INC
IND
IND
33311
22885
3709
641
55.02%
37.80%
6.13%
1.06%

Tamil Nadu Assembly[edit]

S. Alagarsamy with the Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi with the TN Govt Committee
Year Winner Contestants Party Votes  %
1971 S. Alagarsamy S. Alagarsamy
L.Subba Naicker
CPI
NCO
38844
23646
62.16%
37.84%
1977 S. Alagarsamy S. Alagarsamy
P.Seeniraj
A.K.C. Thangappandian
L.Sundararaj Naicker
R.Kovilpillai
CPI
ADMK
DMK
INP
IND
21985
21588
13778
7187
2602
32.75%
32.15%
20.52%
10.70%
3.88%
1980 S. Alagarsamy S. Alagarsamy
V.Jeyalakshmi
S.Kalidas
A.N.A. Gurusamy
CPI
INC (I)
JNP (JP)
IND
39442
30792
6281
262
51.37%
40.11%
8.18%
0.34%
1984 R. Rangasamy R.Rangasamy
S. Alagarsamy
P.Seenirasu
V.Paulraj
R.Paramasivam
S.Perumalsamy
T.N.P. Raju
S.Solaippan
INC
CPI
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
45623
28327
4655
977
715
633
627
283
55.75%
34.61%
5.69%
1.19%
0.87%
0.77
0.77
0.35
1989 S. Alagarsamy S. Alagarsamy
S.Radhakrishnan
A.Palpandian
S.Dharmar
M.S.Iyyadurai
V.Anandasamy
R.P.Ramasamy
R.Ranjitkumar
A.Mariappan
M.Ayyadurai
S.Solaiappan
R. Gurusamy Naicker
R.Lingasamy
S.Sivasubramaniam
C.Joseph
T.Selvaraj
CPI
DMK
IND
M IND
IND
IND
IFT
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
IND
35008
31724
13981
6462
4759
3263
2742
240
229
128
116
116
104
77
70
50
35.34%
32.02%
14.11%
6.52%
4.80%
3.29%
2.77%
0.24%
0.23%
0.13%
0.12%
0.12%
0.10%
0.08%
0.07%
0.05%

Public office held[edit]

He held various public offices in Kovilpatti Taluk for many years- President of Ramanoothu Village, Elementary School Management Board President, Milk Society and Housing Society President, Marketing Society President . He also served as board of Director in various co-operative organisations and banks. He was member of District Development Council for Tirunelveli and Tuticorin Districts. He was heading Tamil Nadu Kishan Sabha organisation and Vice President of All India Kishan Sabha . Leader of Tamil Nadu State Assembly CPI Group. He served in various Tamil Nadu Government Legislative Committees. He served as State Executive Committee Member and State Control Committee President of Communist Party of India.

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