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First Minister  M. Karunanidhi
Preceded by  P. V. Damodaran

Preceded by  S. Rajammal
Name  P. Jeevan
Constituency  Thoothukudi
Party  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
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Preceded by  Poongothai Aladi Aruna
Succeeded by  Pongalur N. Palanisamy

MLA Geetha Jeevan siege thoothukudi corporation office

P. Geetha Jeevan (born 6 May 1970) is the current MLA of Thoothukudi constituency in the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. She was previously the minister of social welfare in Tamil Nadu during the 2006-11 DMK Government and prior to holding that office had been in charge of the Ministry of Animal Husbandry.


P. Geetha Jeevan சட்டப்பேரவையில் பேச்சு | 29-06-18 | TN Assembly | DMK | MadhimugamTV

Early life

Jeevan was born in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India, on 6 May 1970 and is the daughter of N. Periasamy, himself a former Thoothukudi constituency MLA. She holds a master's degree in commerce awarded by A. P. C. Mahalakshmi College for Women, Tuticorin, having previously attended Geetha Matric Higher Secondary School in the city.

Jeevan married Jeevan Jacob Rajendran on 7 September 1990. The couple have a son and a daughter.

Political career

Jeevan was a member and chairperson of Tutucorin district panchayat between 1996-2006. She defeated Danielraj from ADMK with about 15000 votes in Thoothukudi constituency to become member of the assembly. The Social Welfare ministry portfolio was given to her when Poongothai Aladi Aruna was implicated in a telephone controversy.

In the 2011 Tamil Nadu state elections, Jeevan was defeated by S. T. Chellapandian of the AIADMK party with about 27000 votes. In contrast, in the 2016 elections she defeated him with about 20000 votes.


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