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V. Narayanasamy
10th Chief Minister of Puducherry
In office
6 June 2016 (2016-06-06) – 22 February 2021 (2021-02-22)
Lieutenant Governor
Preceded byN. Rangaswamy
Succeeded byPresident's Rule
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
In office
22 May 2009 – 26 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySuresh Pachouri
Succeeded byJitendra Singh
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2 June 2009 – 18 May 2014
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byM. Ramadass
Succeeded byR. Radhakrishnan
Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
22 May 2004 – 22 May 2009
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded bySantosh Gangwar
Succeeded byRajeev Shukla
Member of parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
7 October 2003 – 16 May 2009
Preceded byC. P. Thirunavukkarasu
Succeeded byP. Kannan
In office
5 August 1985 – 4 August 1997
Preceded byV. P. M. Samy
Succeeded byC. P. Thirunavukkarasu
Personal details
Velu Narayanasamy

(1947-05-30) 30 May 1947 (age 77)
Pondichéry, French India (now Puducherry, India)
Political partyIndian National Congress
ResidencePuducherry, India

Velu Narayanasamy (born 30 May 1947) is an Indian politician who served as the 10th Chief Minister of Puducherry from 2016 to 2021. He is a member of Indian National Congress political party.

He previously served as Member of Parliament, representing Puducherry in the Lok Sabha. He served as a Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Manmohan Singh government.

In the 2014 general elections, he was defeated by the NDA candidate R. Radhakrishnan, who was backed by the ruling All India N.R. Congress. He is a member of the Congress Working Committee as well as All India Congress Committee's General Secretary.

Early life

V. Narayanasamy was born in Pondicherry, the son of Velu, and Iswary. He did his B.A. from Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry. B.L. from Madras Law College, Chennai and M.L. from Annamalai University.

Political career

V. Narayanasamy served three tenures as Rajya Sabha MP and was a member of Lok Sabha from Puducherry constituency from 2009 to 2014. He was minister of state in Prime Minister's office in Manmohan Singh's second government as well as minister of state, Parliamentary Affairs in the first UPA government.[1]

Chief Minister

He was named the Chief Minister of Puducherry in May 2016 after Indian National Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam alliance won Puducherry Legislative Assembly election.

He was chosen over V. Vaithilingam who was twice Chief Minister of Puducherry.[2][3][4][5]

On 6 June 2016, he replaced N. Rangaswamy and was sworn in as Chief Minister of Puducherry.[1][6]

On 22 February 2021, Narayanasamy resigned from the post after the Congress government lost its majority in the legislative assembly and the trust vote on floor.[7]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Puducherry: V Narayanasamy sworn in as Chief Minister". Indian Express. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  2. ^ PTI (28 May 2016). "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ "V Narayansamy to be new chief minister of Puducherry". The New Indian Express. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ PTI (28 May 2016). "Narayanasamy to become new Chief Minister of Puducherry". India Today. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  5. ^ Balasubramanian, Shyam (28 May 2016). "V Narayanasamy to be new Puducherry Chief Minister". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ IANS (6 June 2016). "V Narayanasamy sworn-in as chief minister of Puducherry". Firstpost. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ Stalin, J Sam Daniel; Ghosh, Deepshikha (22 February 2021). "Congress Loses Power In Puducherry, V Narayanasamy Resigns, Blames BJP". NDTV. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
Lok Sabha Preceded byM. Ramadass Member of Parliamentfor Puducherry 2009 – 2014 Succeeded byR. Radhakrishnan Political offices Preceded byN. Rangaswamy Member of Parliamentfor Chief minister of Puducherry 2016 – 2021 Succeeded byPresident's rule