Palaniappan Chidambaram

Palaniappan Chidambaram

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Palaniappan Chidambaram is 78 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)
Education post_graduate
Permanent Address 16, Pycrofts Garden Road,Chennai - 600 006,Tamil Nadu
Delhi Address 19, Safdarjung Road,New Delhi - 110 011
Phone 011-23792222,011-23092462,011-23094686,011-23092631,044-28279025
Fax 011-23094221,011-23092979,044-28279025
Email address
1972 Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1973-76 President, Youth Congress, Tamil Nadu
1976-77 General-Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Tamil Nadu
1984 Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1985 Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]
Sep. 1985 Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
1985-86 Union Deputy Minister, Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training Public Grievances and Pensions
1986-89 Union Minister of State, Home Affairs (Internal Security)
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990 Member, Committee to review Lok Sabha Secretariat Rules, 1955;Member, Consultative Committee constituted under the Punjab State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1987
1990-91 Member, Public Accounts Committee;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1991-1992 and 1995-96 Union Minister of State, Commerce (Independent Charge)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1996-98 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance (with additional charge of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, June 1996 and held charge of Company Affairs till April 1997)
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee of Privileges;Member, Committee on Finance
;Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (6th term)
23 May 2004 - 30 Nov 2008 Union Cabinet Minister, Finance
1 Dec.2008-2009 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
23 May 2009 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs;
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