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Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami (born 12 May 1954), is an Indian politician serving as the 7th and current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu since 16 February 2017. He is the joint coordinator of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).
He is also serving in the government of Tamil Nadu as Minister of Highways and Minor Ports since 16 May 2011. After 2016 assembly elections, he was given the additional responsibility of Ministry of Public Works by J.Jayalalitha. In the 1998 election he was elected as Member of Parliament, representing Tiruchengodu constituency in the 12th Lok Sabha.
Palaniswami was born on 12 May 1954 to Karuppa Gounder and Thavasiyammal at Anthiyur, Erode district, Madras State (present-day Tamil Nadu).His parents were farmers. After completing school, he enrolled for B.Sc degree in Sri Vasavi College but did not graduate. He has a brother Govindraj and a sister Ranjitham. He is married to Ratha Palaniswami and has one son and is an agriculturalist by occupation.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami entered politics as a volunteer for the AIADMK in 1974. Later he became the key member of the party in Salem district. He was elected to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1989, 1991, 2011 and 2016 from Edappadi constituency. He also won the 1998 election and was elected as Member of Parliament, representing Tiruchengodu constituency in the 12th Lok Sabha. He is the Minister of Highways and Minor Ports in the J. Jayalalithaa, O. Panneerselvam and in his own ministry from 2011.
In 2019 he went on a tour in the United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to promote foreign investment in Tamil Nadu. While there he launched the Yaadhum Oore programme (lit. all countries, based on Puranauru 192) to encourage the Tamil diaspora to re-invest in Tamil Nadu, in the same line as other states with large NRI populations such as Kerala. During trip he secured 3 lakh crores worth of foreign investment, a greater amount than even his predecessor Jayalalitha did.
However, during the 2019 elections, ADMK contested in alliance with the BJP and was swept out of parliament when the DMK-led alliance won 38 out of 39 seats in the state.