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Influential, but a modest Person

he Minister for Electricity looks modest but remains to be one of the influential leaders both in the party and the Cabinet.

Published: 10th December 2016 10:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2016 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

The Minister for Electricity looks modest but remains to be one of the influential leaders both in the party and the Cabinet. Rose from the ranks, P Thangamani, hailing from a village, Govindampalayam, in the textile town Pallipalayam in Namakkal district, bagged the laurels for his commendable performance on earlier occasions holding Revenue and then Industries portfolios.


In the 2006 Assembly polls, he won the Tiruchengode seat by a whisker. Since then, nothing stoped him from rising. When Jayalalithaa came to power in 2011, the 56-year-old Thangamani was rewarded with a berth in Cabinet.

In the 2016, he registered a second consecutive win in Kumarapalayam and became the Minister for Electricity. Despite being a minister and district secretary of AIADMK, he chooses to be an untiring party worker. He is a relative of the most influential leader Edappadi K Palanisamy and also belongs to the dominant Gounder community.         



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