Friday, October 1, 2010

Present Political Leaders

The velalar community does not command the same level of leadership at present in Tamilnadu. Though there are few old leaders still occupy influential postions, there are very few younger leaders with potential. The changing demographic profile of the tamil community and the style of politics practised, is leading to fewer and fewer participation of Velalar youth, other than Kongu Velalar, in politics. Kongu Velalar, due to their numerical and econmic strength in the rich western parts of Tamilnadu continue to participate in politics; They are majorly present in ADMK and Congress, while their presence and influence in the present ruling party, DMK, is minimal.
; Saiva Velalar

★ Prof. P. Anbazhagan, Finance Minister, Tamil Nadu State, DMK

★ Pazha Nedumaran, President Tamil Desiya Iyakkam

★ Dalawai Sundaram, Former Minister, ADMK

★ A. L. Subramanian, Mayor, Tirunelveli, DMK

★ Gnanadesikan, MP, Congress

★ Nellai Kannan, ADMK

★ K.A.Krishnaswamy , Former Minister
; Devendra Kula Vellalar or Vanniyar

★ Dr. Ramadoss, Founder, PMK

★ M.Arunachalam, Former Union Minister, Congress

★ Dr. Gurusamy Siddar, Founder, TMK
; Pandya Velalar

★ G. Thenmozhi, Mayor, Madurai, DMK

★ P. Mathavan, Former Minister, DMK

★ Thennavan, Former Minister, DMK
; Kongu Velalar

★ Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, Union Minister of India, DMK

★ Pongalur Palanichamy, Minister, Tamil Nadu State, DMK

★ N. K. K. P. Raja, Minister, Tamil Nadu State, DMK
; Nanjil Velalar

★ Suresh Rajan, Tourism Minister, Tamil Nadu State, DMK

★ Ammamuthu Pillai, former Minister of AIADMK
; Illathu Pillaimar

★ P.Shanmuga Sundaram, MP, DMK

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