Third Assembly of Madras State

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The third legislative assembly of Madras state (3 March 1962 - 28 February 1967) was constituted in March 1962 after the assembly election which was held in February 1962.[1]


The general elections were held in 1962 for 206 constituencies. In the election, Congress under the leadership of Kamaraj won with a majority, and subsequently formed the government. Kamaraj proposed the Kamaraj Plan and on October 2, 1963 he resigned from the Chief Minister post. After the resignation, M. Bakthavatsalam became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. In 1965, the strength of the assembly was increased to 234 by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1965.

Position Leader[2]
Governor Bhishnuram Medhi
Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur,
P. Chandra Reddy
Sardar Ujjal Singh
Chief Minister K. Kamaraj
M. Bakthavatsalam
Speaker S. Chellapandian
Deputy Speaker K. Parthasarathi
Leader of the House M. Bhaktavatsalam
Leader of Opposition V. R. Nedunchezhiyan

Kamaraj's cabinet[edit]

The council of ministers in the Kamaraj cabinet:[3]

Minister Portfolios
K. Kamaraj Chief Minister, Public, Planning and Development (including Local development Works, Women's Welfare, Community Projects and Rural Welfare), National Extension Scheme
M. Bhaktavatsalam Finance and Education
Jothi Venkatachalam Public Health, Women & Children's Welfare
R. Venkataraman Revenue
S. M. Abdul Majeed Local Administration
P. Kakkan Agriculture
V. Ramaiah Public Works and Revenue
N. Nallasenapathi Sarkarai Mandradiar Cooperation and Forests
G. Bhuvaraghan Publicity and Information

Bhaktavatsalam's cabinet[edit]

The council of ministers in the Bhaktavatsalam cabinet:[4]

Minister Portfolios
M. Bhaktavatsalam Chief Minister
Jothi Venkatachalam Health
R. Venkataraman Industries
S. M. Abdul Majeed Local Administration
P. Kakkan Home
V. Ramaiah Food
Nalla Senapathi Sarkari Manradiar Co-operation
G. Bhuvaraghan Publicity and Information

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