Palaniappan Chidambaram

Palaniappan Chidambaram

Introduction :

Palaniappan Chidambaram is 75 years old Loksabha MP, elected from of state as a member of Party. Palaniappan Chidambaram was born to Shri Palaniappan & Smt Lakshmi Achi and is married to Smt. Nalini Chidambaram. He/She has 1 son(s)

Background information of Palaniappan Chidambaram:

Born into an illustrious family, Chidambaram entered active politics in his student days and was the President of the Tamil Nadu wing of the Youth Congress in 1972. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984, believed to have been granted a ticket by Rajiv Gandhi who was then inducting the educated elite into active politics. While playing crucial role in national politics he has been trying to keep a touch with the electorate in his constituency. Along with later Congress leader GK Moopanar, he formed a breakaway group called Tamil Maanial Congress, protesting the AICC decision to align with Jayalalithaa led AIADMK in 1996.

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Delivered lectures in many Universities in India and abroad
Party Name
Assets ( In Rupees)More than 27 Crore(s)
Permanent Address16, Pycrofts Garden Road,Chennai - 600 006,Tamil Nadu
Delhi Address19, Safdarjung Road,New Delhi - 110 011
Email address
1972Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1973-76President, Youth Congress, Tamil Nadu
1976-77General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Tamil Nadu
1984Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1985Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]
Sep. 1985Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
1985-86Union Deputy Minister, Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training Public Grievances and Pensions
1986-89Union Minister of State, Home Affairs (Internal Security)
1989Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990Member, Committee to review Lok Sabha Secretariat Rules, 1955;Member, Consultative Committee constituted under the Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1987
1990-91Member, Public Accounts Committee;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1991-1992 and 1995-96Union Minister of State, Commerce (Independent Charge)
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1996-98Union Cabinet Minister, Finance (with additional charge of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, June 1996 and held charge of Company Affairs till April 1997)
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998-99Member, Committee of Privileges;Member, Committee on Finance
;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)
23 May 2004 - 30 Nov 2008Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1 Dec.2008-2009Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
23 May 2009 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs;
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