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Name  Kaduvetti Guru

Role  Politician
Party  Pattali Makkal Katchi
Kaduvetti Guru

Political party  Pattali Makkal Katchi

Born  1 February 1961 (age 57), Kaduvetti, Jayankondam, Udayarpalayam taluk, Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu

Died  May 25, 2018 (aged 57) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Similar  S Ramadoss, Anbumani Ramadoss, G K Mani

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Kaduvetti Guru, also known as J. Gurunathan and J. Guru, (born 1 February 1961) is an Indian politician, Vanniyar activist and former Member of the Legislative Assembly in Tamil Nadu.


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Guru represented the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) party. After an unsuccessful attempt to win a seat in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1996, he was elected as a PMK candidate from Andimadam constituency in the 2001 elections. He lost the contest for the Jayankondam constituency in the 2006 elections but won the seat in the 2011 elections. His attempt to defend it in the 2016 elections resulted in him coming second to J. K. N. Ramajeyalingam of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

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Comments by Guru against various Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) ministers in June 2008 caused the DMK to end its alliance with the PMK, although the relationship had been difficult for some time previously. The PMK founder, S. Ramadoss, protested Guru's arrest in relation to the comments, which Ramadoss claimed was part of a political vendetta. When Guru stood in the Tiruvannamalai constituency in the 2009 general elections, he suffered a record defeat as the DMK targeted PMK candidates after the break-up of the alliance.

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Legal cases against politicians in Tamil Nadu are common. At the time of the 2011 state assembly elections, Guru and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate M. Muruganandam were noted as having the most outstanding cases of all the candidates, with nine each. Guru — whose cases mostly related to allegations of attempted murder, damage to public property and speeches inciting racial hatred — pointed out that he had never lost a case and that ""No court has convicted me so far. Several cases can be filed against me but the people, my conscience and God know whether I am a criminal or not."

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There were further legal problems. In 2012, he was cited under the Indian Penal Code by the police for unlawful assembly and riot in relation to a speech he allegedly delivered at Thazhambur, Kancheepuram district, and a speech at the Chithirai festival in Mamallapuram resulted in his 2013 arrest under the National Security Act.

At the time of the 2016 state assembly elections, there were 18 police cases pending against Guru, of which charges had been pressed in six. This was the greatest number filed against any candidate, with the combined total for all candidates being 324.

Personal life

Guru was born on 1 February 1961 in Kumbakonam. He is married with two children, has an MA degree and has been state president of the Vanniyar Sangam. He lives in Kaduvetti village in Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu.


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