Pon Radhakrishnan: News

Pon Radhakrishnan is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Previously, he has served as the Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways in the NDA government. Radhakrishnan has also served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Finance between 2014-2019. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1981 and was later appointed as its secretary. In 1980, Radhakrishnan joined the Hindu Munnani and also worked as a co-organizer there. In 1999, he won the Lok Sabha elections from the Nagercoil constituency and was appointed as the Minister of State for Youth Affairs of the NDA government. In 2014, Radhakrishnan won a Lok Sabha seat in the Indian general election from the Kanyakumari constituency by 1,28,662 votes. During his tenure, he was appointed as the Minister of State in various departments like Finance, Shipping, and Heavy Industries. Radhakrishnan has also been involved in various controversies like the fishermen vote controversy and another one where he referred to the Tamil people as ‘ungrateful.’

29 Aug 2020


Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament

Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who passed away due to coronavirus on Friday, had spoken about the seriousness of the disease in the Parliament but was shunned.

23 Feb 2020


Veerappan's daughter joins BJP, says PM Modi's schemes impressed her

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has inducted an interesting name into its fold — the daughter of slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan.

25 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Among 10 super-rich candidates, 5 won; richest one lost deposit

Apparently, money didn't play a role in Lok Sabha polls this time, as several rich candidates had to bite the dust, revealed data of Election Commission.

21 Nov 2018

Sabarimala Temple

#SabarimalaRow: Union Minister demands private vehicles be allowed till Pamba

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, who was on his way to the Sabarimala Temple, today engaged in a brief war of words with the police in Nilackal (Kerala) over restrictions on private vehicles heading to Pamba, the last entry point to the Lord Ayyappa shrine.

04 Jun 2018


Film Federation urges SIFCC to release Rajnikanth's 'Kaala' in Karnataka

Film Federation of India has urged the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) to uplift the ban on the release of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming movie "Kaala" in Karnataka.

25 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

Almost seven years later, flight services between Salem and Chennai were resumed on Sunday under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN.'

31 Jul 2017


AIADMK rumored to join BJP-led NDA in August first week

After a dramatic episode of JD (U) returning to the NDA fold, there are strong rumors that Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK would soon join the BJP-led coalition.

04 May 2017

Narendra Modi

Will AIADMK merge with BJP?

The two factions of AIADMK are busy ironing out their differences, gearing up for a possible merger.

22 Apr 2017


TN farmers at Jantar Mantar to now consume urine, feces

Taking the bizarreness of their protests up a notch, Tamil Nadu farmers at Jantar Mantar have vowed to consume their urine on April 22. If the Centre still doesn't pay attention, they will eat human feces the next day.

19 Apr 2017


Man in Modi mask flogs TN farmers in new protest

In the latest form of protest, farmers from Tamil Nadu who have gathered at Jantar Mantar are now being flogged by a man in a Narendra Modi's mask. The move meant to depict the Centre's insensitivity to their plight.

05 Apr 2017


Tamil Nadu Farmers' Protest: Loan waiver to all farmers

The Madras High Court directed Tamil Nadu to waive all farm loans (cooperative banks/societies), irrespective of the area of land farmers held.