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Rise to Power

Karunanidhi was first elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly in 1957 from the Kulithalai assembly h of two. Karunanidhi was lodged in Thiruchirapalli Central Jail. constituency in the Thiruchirapalli district. He became the DMK treasurer in 1961 and deputy leader of opposition in 1962 and when the DMK came to power in 1967, he became the minister for public works. When Annadurai died in 1969. Karunanidhi became the Chief Minister. He has held various positions in the Tamil political scene.

Member of Legislative Assembly

Year Elected/Reelected Place
1957 Elected Kulithalai
1962 Elected Thanjavur
1967 Elected Saidapet
1971 Reelected Saidapet
1977 Elected Anna Nagar
1980 Reelected Anna Nagar
1989 Elected Harbour
1989 Reelected Harbour
1996 Elected Chepauk
2001 Reelected Chepauk
2006 Reelected Chepauk


Posts in Legislature

From Year To Year Post
1962 1967 Deputy Leader of the Opposition
1967 1969 Cabinet Minister for Public Works
1977 1980 Leader of the Opposition
1980 1983 Leader of the Opposition
1984 Onwards Elected to Legislative Council

Chief Minister

From Year To Year Election
1969 1971 Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1967
1971 1976 Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1971
1989 1991 Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1989
1996 2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 1996
2006 2011 Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 2006

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