DMK candidates bio-data

Erode West: S Muthusamy
Former Minister S. Muthusamy has been fielded for Erode West constituency. Muthusamy (72) lives in Periyar Nagar, Erode. Vellala Goundar. MA. Wife Jayalakshmi passed away two years back.

Son Raja runs a construction company in Chennai. Muthusamy, who was a member of the AIADMK in 1972, first contested and won the Erode constituency in 1977.

Following this he contested and won the Erode constituency twice in 1980 and 1984 and became the Minister of Transport during the MGR regime. Following this, he won from Bhavani in 1991 and became Health Minister.

He has been an MLA 4 times and minister 3 times. He joined Janaki faction after the demise of MGR and served as party propaganda and organizing secretary and deputy general secretary in the united ADMK led by MGR and Jayalalithaa.

He left the party in 2010 due to a disagreement with the AIADMK leadership and joined the DMK. Within days of joining the DMK, he was appointed a member of the party’s high-level working committee.

Later the Erode District DMK unit was divided into two and he was appointed as the DMK Erode South District secretary.

He contested as a candidate in the Erode East constituency in the 2011 Assembly elections and in the Erode West constituency in 2016 and lost by a narrow margin.

Now, S. Muthusamy has been declared as the DMK candidate for Erode West constituency again.

Anthiyur: AG Venkatachalam
Anthiyur Union DMK secretary. Parents Name: Govindaraj, Kuppayammal. Hometown: Anthiyur.Date of birth: 13.01.1959. Profession: Agriculture. Study: SSLC.Caste: Vanniyar. Wife’s name: Shakuntala. Sons: V. Tamilselvan, V. Vetrichelvan. Local Positions: Anthiyur town panchayat Deputy Chairman once and chairman 3 times. He has been the Chairman of Anthiyur Consumer Co-operative Society for 10 years.
He was the Chairman of the Erode District Federation of Town Panchayat presidents.
Bhavani: KP Durairaj.
Parents Name: K. Periyasamy, P Saraswati,
Address: 4/26-C-Counten Puthur Kuttipalayam Vairamangalam,Date of birth: 21.06.1966, Profession: Agriculture and Buisness. Study: BA,Caste: Kongu Vellala gounder, Wife’s name: D. Kalaichelvi, Son: D. Rajkumar, Member of DMK since 1986.
Erode District Youth Wing Deputy Organizer since 1997. Deputy Organizer, Erode District Agriculture Team since 2003, Bhavani Union DMK Secretary since 2014.

Now, Bhavani Southern Union DMK Secretary.
Gobi: GV Manimaran.Father: GP Venkidu (Former MLA).Age: 54.Education: B.A.
Gobi City Secretary from 2003 to 2015.

Member of the District Telephone Advisory Committee from 2004-2006.

He contested as a DMK candidate in 2006 and lost to AIADMK candidate KA Shengottaiyan by a margin of 4019 votes.
Modakurichi: Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan.

Age 73, Husband AR Jagadeesan, Manikkampalayam TNHB colony, Erode, Profession- Agriculture, Education-BScBT, initially school teacher, handloom minister in MGR rule in 1977-80, DMK member since 1980, now party deputy general secretary, former state, central minister.

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