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Vazhappady K. Ramamurthy

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Vazhappady K. Ramamurthy or Vazhapadi K. Ramamoorthy (1940 – 22 October 2002) was an Indian trade unionist and politician. Political career He was an ardent follower of the late K Kamaraj and E. V. K. Sampath. He belonged to the Vanniyar community. He served as the President of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee From 1989 to 1994, he was the Youth Congress President of Salem, Tamil Nadu. Ramamurthy was elected as a member of the Lok Sabha six times and was defeated twice, in 1996 and 1999. He was involved with the International Labour Organization and served as minister of state for Labour with independent charge in the Congress government led by P. V. Narasimha Rao for a brief period in 1991. He quit his ministerial post on the Cauvery issue. He was president of the TNCC for six years before being replaced in 1996 when he formed the Tamil Nadu unit of the Tiwari Congress. Ramamurthy went back to the Congress but left that party again to form Tamizhaga Rajiv Congress (TRC). He
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