Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Vasireddy Jayalakshmi 2 times MP from Sivakasi

Smt. JAYALAKSHMI  VENKATASAMY, D/o  Shri S. Ramasamy Naidu (Ex.MP, MLA - Sattur, Sivakasi) born at Sengamala Nachiar Puram, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu (November 6, 1932 - June 24, 2016) educated at Victoria High School, Sivakasi and American College, Madurai, married Shri Venkatasamy. She was represented the Sivakasi Lok Sabha seat as a Congress candidate in 1971 and 1977. She is the aunt of film star Sridevi.

She was recommended as a candidate by C. Subramanian when Indira Gandhi wanted a woman MP for the party from Tamil Nadu. As daughter of veteran Congress leader, former MP S. Ramasamy Naidu, Jayalakshmi had seen many national leaders visiting her home as she grew up. She fought the first election as mother of four children. As MP, she survived an air crash in New Delhi.
She was a fighter against child labor in the 1970s and was instrumental in starting rehabilitation schools for them.

She was Member (i) Tamil Nadu Congress Committee since 1969, (ii) Pradesh Congress Committee since 1971,(iii) A.I.C.C. since 1971, President, District Congress Committee since 1974; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77, Sixth Lok Sabha 1977-1982

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