Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu

Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu

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Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu is 83 years old Loksabha MP, elected from of state as a member of Party. Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu was born to Shri Raju Thevar & and is married to Smt. T.R.B. Porkodi. He/She has 3 son(s) 2 daughter(s)

Background information of Thiru Thalikkottai Rajuthevar Baalu:

He rose from the ranks. He emerged as a strongman in the DMK for his organisational skills. He joined the DMK when he was 16 in 1957, and was active in the party’s youth wing. He was also made the DMK secretary for the Madras district. However, he was made a Rajya Sabha member only in 1986 and was elected as a LS member after that. The five term MP, was a powerful union minister for nearly a decade. Now heads the DMK parliamentary party.

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(i) Participated in the naming ceremony of Very Large Crude Oil Carrier (VLCC) of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard Complex, South Korea in January, 2005
(ii) Assiduously campaigned for the early ratification of Kyoto Protocol in the capacity of President of Conference of Parties (COP), UNFCCC
(iii) Organised the 8th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in New Delhi from 23rd October to 1st November 2002, the Conference was represented by 80 countries at the level of Ministers of Environment, the Conference culminated in adoption of Delhi Declaration on Climate Change
(iv) Led the Indian delegation to World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26th to 30th August, 2002
after intensive deliberations, the Summit adopted a Political Declaration and Johannesburg Plan of Implementation for furthering the international action for promoting sustainable development
(v) Participated in several International Conferences/Seminars as the Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Minister of Environment and Forests and Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways
Chairperson, Transport Ministers of SAARC countries, 2007-2008
Party Name
Assets ( In Rupees) More than 7 Crore(s)
Profession ,,
Education graduate
Permanent Address 28, United India Colony, First Cross Street,Kodambakkam, Chennai - 600 024, Tamil Nadu
Delhi Address 10, Raisina Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Phone 011-23359111,011-23321010,044-24804555,044-28154747
Email address
;;;;Member, Committee on Rules (Rajya Sabha);Member, various Cabinet Committees including Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) etc. and Member, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Coordination Committee
1957 onwards Member, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (D.M.K.)
1982-93 Secretary, D.M.K., Madras District Unit
1986-92 Member, Rajya Sabha ;Member, Public Accounts Committee
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-98 Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas ;Whip, DMK Party in Parliament
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Parliamentary Committee on Railways ;Member, Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
23 Oct. 2002-1 Dec. 2003 President, Conference of Parties (COP), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
13 Oct.1999- 21 Dec. 2003 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment & Forests
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term);
22 May 2004 - 22 May 2009 Union Cabinet Minister, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways;Leader of the DMK Party in Parliament
2007-2008 Chairperson, Transport Ministers of SAARC countries
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
May 2009 onwards Leader, DMK Party in Parliament
29 Jun. 2009 Member, Business Advisory Committe
31 Aug. 2009 onwards Chairman, Standing Committee on Railways
16 Sep. 2009 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
7 Oct. 2009 Member, Committee on Ethics
19 Oct. 2009 Member, General Purposes Committee
4 Nov. 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
22 Jan. 2010 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management
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