V. Narayanasamy

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The Honourable
V. Narayanasamy
V. Narayanasamy with Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster (cropped).jpg
10th Chief Minister of Puducherry
Assumed office
6 June 2016
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi
Preceded by N. Rangaswamy
Constituency Nellithope
Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office
In office
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Succeeded by Jitendra Singh
Member of Parliament
for Pondicherry
In office
Preceded by M. Ramadass
Succeeded by R. Radhakrishnan
Personal details
Born Velu Narayanasamy
30 May 1947
Pondicherry, French India (now Puducherry, India)
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Puducherry, India

Velu Narayanasamy (born 30 May 1947) is an Indian National Congress politician, who is the current and 10th Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016.

He previously served as Member of Parliament, representing Puducherry in the Lok Sabha. He served as a Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Manmohan Singh government.

In the 2014 general elections, he was defeated by the NDA candidate R. Radhakrishnan, who was backed by the ruling All India N.R. Congress. He is a member of the Congress Working Committee as well as All India Congress Committee's General Secretary.

Early life[edit]

V. Narayanasamy was born in Pondicherry, the son of Velu, a toddy tapper, and Iswary.[1] He did his B.A. from Tagore Art College, Pondicherry, B.L. from Madras Law College, Chennai and M.L. from Annamalai University.[1]

Political career[edit]

V. Narayanasamy served three tenures as Rajya Sabha MP and was member of Lok Sabha from Puducherry constituency from 2009 to 2014. He was minister of state in Prime Minister's office in Manmohan Singh's second government as well as minister of state, Parliamentary Affairs in the first UPA government.

In the 2014 general elections, he was defeated by the NDA candidate R.Radhakrishnan who was backed by the ruling All India N.R. Congress.[2]

As Chief Minister[edit]

He was named Chief Minister of Puducherry in May 2016 after Indian National Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam alliance won Puducherry Legislative Assembly election.

He was chosen over V. Vaithilingam who was twice Chief Minister of Puducherry.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kishore, Kavita (6 June 2016). "In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy is a chief minister whom almost no one wants". First Post. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  2. ^ Jha, Sanjay K. (2009-11-14). "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Nation | Pranab puzzle in Congress 125-yr panel". Calcutta, India: Telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". 28 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "V Narayansamy to be new chief minister of Puducherry". Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". India Today. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "V Narayanasamy to be new Puducherry Chief Minister - Times of India". Retrieved 10 May 2018. 

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