K N Ramachandran, Sriperumbudur: Ears on the ground but poor record in debates


K N Ramachandran, a veteran of state politics was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Sriperumbudur constituency in 2014.

Sriperumbudur constituency consists of six assembly constituencies — Maduravoyal, Sriperumbudur, Alandur, Pallavaram, Ambattur, Tambaram. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, K N Ramachandran (AIADMK) defeated Jagathrakshagan (DMK) by 1,02,646 votes.

The constituency, with 19,46,503 voters had 66.10% voter turnout in 2014 elections, of which K N Ramachandran attained 42.42% votes.  However, he is not in the fray for re-election to the 17th Lok Sabha.

Personal Information

Name: K N Ramachandran

Age:     63 years

Constituency: Sriperumbudur

Address: 4/163,G.S.T.Road,Vandalur Otteri,Chennai-600 048

Name enrolled as voter in: Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu) constituency , at Serial no 532 in Part no 21


Term: 2014 – 2019

Email: targetknramachandran@gmail.com

Contact Number: 9444084901

Profession: Businessman

Educational qualifications: M.A. (Public Administration) from Madras University

No. of Criminal Cases: None

Assets & Liabilities (INR)

Movable assets 58,42,20,857
Immovable assets 34,25,00,000
Total 92,67,20,857
Liabilities 16,63,06,268

Source: myneta.info

Positions held

  • Member, Committee on Estimates
  • Member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Source: Lok Sabha

MP Performance

K N Ramachandran has had a below average performance in terms of attendance and debates in Parliament. He attained 100 percent attendance twice during his five-year-tenure. His overall attendance during the tenure stands at 72 percent, which is above the national average of 80 percent.

MP Attendance No of Debates No of questions asked Private Member’s Bill
K N Ramachandran 72% 26 461 0
National average 80% 67.1 293 2.3
State (TN) average 78% 46.6 453 0

Source: PRS Legislative Research

K N Ramachandran has participated in fewer debates than average. He has raised issues relevant to the state and his constituency. A few debates that he has taken part in are as follows:

A full list of debates he has taken part in can be found here.

K N Ramachandran did not introduce any private member bill during his tenure as an MP.

MP in news

K N Ramachandran has entertained the request of various resident interest groups over his tenure as MP. The citizens have been able to meet him and request his representation for various causes. The citizens have raised civic issues including traffic congestion and need for improved civic amenities.

K N Ramachandran was among the MPs suspended from Parliament for raising the issue of construction of the Mekedetu dam across Cauvery river by Karnataka.

MPLAD funds

Out of 25 crores allocated to Sriperumbudur constituency, K N Ramachandran has completed 74 works which cost Rs 8,43,82, 469. The focus of his MPLAD fund spending has been in the fields of water conservation, flood mitigation, roads, sanitation and waste management. He has recommended 4 works worth Rs 41 that is yet to be processed by various government departments.

Recommended amount Rs 41,98,000
Sanctioned amount Rs 6,28,02,000
Utilised amount Rs 8,43,82, 469

Some of the work undertaken using the local area funds include:

  • Rehabiliation of Pappan Channel Tambaram Municipalit
  • Construction of OHT  at1 lakh capacity tank in M.G.R. nagar
  • Toilet and Bathroom Facility Manimegalai Street at Peerkankaranai
  • Construction  of Toilet and Bathroom facility at Govt Higher sec school Iyyppanthangal
  • Public street light with 40 watts LED power saver with fittings other places in Mangadu Town

Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, GOI

[Laasya Shekhar, Senior Reporter at Citizen Matters Chennai, also contributed to the report.]

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