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M. Kalai Arasu (born 15 July 1954) is an Indian politician and was a member of the 14th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Anaicut constituency in Vellore District. He was elected as a candidate of the Pattali Makkal Katchi
Pattali Makkal Katchi
(PMK) party.[1] Arasu was expelled from the PMK in February 2014 after he met with the then Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). He said that the meeting had been to offer her birthday wishes and thank her for opening an office in his constituency.[2] PMK president G. K. Mani
G. K. Mani
said "M. Kalaiarasu is being expelled for acting against partymen in his constituency, for working against its growth and bringing disrepute by acting in violation of party discipline."[3] In February 2016, the day after the 14th Assembly ended, Arasu was one of ten MLAs who resigned their seats and officially joined the AIADMK,[4] having generally allied with that party for some time.[5] In the elections of 2016 Arasu has lost the election and he was won by A. P. Nandakumar of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
by a margin of almost 9,000 votes.[6] Personal life[edit] Arasu was born on 15 July 1954 at Ammapalayam. He has an M.Com degree and is married with two children.[7] References[edit]

^ "List of MLAs from Tamil Nadu 2011" (PDF). Government of Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 2017-04-26.  ^ Ramakrishnan, T. (27 February 2014). "PMK expels Anaicut MLA". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ "PMK MLA Kalaiarasu expelled from party for approaching Jayalalithaa with constituency related demands". Hindustan Times. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ Mariappan, Julie (25 February 2016). "Ten former DMDK, PMK and PT MLAs join AIADMK in Tamil Nadu". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ "Ten rebel MLAs resign Tamil Nadu Assembly seats". Deccan Chronicle. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ "Anaikattu (Tamil Nadu) Election Results 2016". Infobase. Retrieved 2017-05-04.  ^ "Thiru. M. Kalai Arasu (PMK)". Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 

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Members of the 14th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (2011-2016)

AIADMK+ alliance

AIADMK

Pon. Raja B. V. Ramanaa R. Manimaran S. Abdul Rahim S. Vedachalam V. Moorthy K. Kuppan P. Vetriivel (to 2015) J. C. D. Prabhakar V. Neelakandan D. Jayakumar Pala. Karuppiah B. Valarmathi S. Gokula Indira G. Senthamizhan V. P. Kalairajan R. Rajalakshmi M. K. Ashok K. P. Kandan R. Perumal P. Dhansingh T. K. M. Chinnayya K. Manoharan R. Manoharan V. S. Raji S. Kanitha Sampath P. Ganesan V. Somasundaram S. Ravi A. Mohammed John R. Srinivasan V. S. Vijay Govi. Sampath Kumar K. C. Veeramani K. G. Ramesh V. N. P. Venkatraman (from 2014) Manoranjitham Nagaraj S. S. Krishnamoorthy K. Alaguvelu M. S. M. Anandan K. P. Anbalagan A. K. Aranganathan V. C. Arukutty K. P. P. Baskar A. K. Bose Budhichandhiran R. Chandrasekar S. T. Chellapandian P. Chendur Pandian (to 2015) O. K. Chinnaraj R. Chinnaswamy C. T. Palanichamy S. Damodaran P. Dhanapal R. Doraikkannu R. Doraisamy S. Duraiappa Edappadi K. Palaniswami K. Gopalsamy V. Gunaseelan M. Gunasekaran D. Haridoss T. Indragandhi I. Janagiraman Jayalalithaa K. A. Jayapal L. Jaya Sudha Kadambur Raju N. V. Kamaraj R. Kamaraj S. Kamaraj A. A. Karuppasamy

DMDK

C. H. Sekar M. Arun Subramanian K. Nalla Thambi B. Parthasarathy Panruti S. Ramachandran (to 2014) D. Murugesan R. Mohan Raj R. Arulselvan C. Arunpandian R. M. Babu Murugavel A. Baskar V. C. Chandhirakumar

CPI(M)

G. Beem Rao A. Soundararajan K. Balabharathi K. Balakrishnan P. Dillibabu

CPI

K. Lingamuthu M. Arumugham S. Gunasekaran

MNMK

A. Aslam Basha M. H. Jawahirullah

RPI

C. K. Tamilarasan

DMK+ alliance

DMK

M. K. Stalin J. Anbazhagan Durai Murugan G. Anbalagan Anitha R. Radhakrishnan R. Annadurai Govi. Chezhian N. Eramakrishnan Karunanidhi

PMK

M. Kalai Arasu (expelled 2014) A. Ganeshkumar Kaduvetti Guru

INC

K. Gopinath S. John Jacob

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