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AIADMK leader and former Minister Parithi Ilamvazhuthi passes away
13 October 2018

When DMK was routed in the 1991 Assembly elections, Parithi Ilamvazhuthi was the only MLA to represent the party.

Parithi Ilamvazhuthi, who single handedly took on the ruling AIADMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly between 1991 and 1996, before joining the ruling party, died in Chennai on Saturday. He was 60.

The DMK was routed in the 1991 elections, held in the wake of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, and he was the only MLA to represent the party as Karunanidhi resigned his MLA post.

His performance greatly pleased the DMK leadership and he was made the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly after the DMK came to power in 1996. He became the Minister of Information in the DMK government between 2006 and 2011.

He was also arrested on charges of privilege of the Assembly in 2003.

In the DMK he identified with Maran Brothers and had difference of opinion with the DMK president M.K. Stalin. He joined the AIADMK in 2013.

Parithi Ilamvazhuthi first elected from the Perambur Constituency when he was 25, by defeating Sathyavani Muthu, who as a minister in the government’s led by C.N. Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi and later in MGR’s cabinet. Subsequently he was elected from Egmore constituency for five times.



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