Former Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Baalu has the distinction of working with two Prime Ministers, first with Deve Gowda and then with Vajpayee.india Updated: Dec 09, 2005 15:04 IST
DMK leader TR Baalu has the rare distinction of being inthree cabinets, none of which were DMK-led.
Elected to the 11th Lok Sabha, Baalu was Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Non-Conventional Energy Sources between 1996-98, first under HD Deve Gowda government and then in the Vajpayee cabinet.
He was re-elected to the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 and re-elected yet again in 1999 to the 13th Lok Sabha for a third term. Prior to DMK pulling out of the NDA alliance, he served as Union Minister for Environment and Forests.
His stint as a politician began in 1986 when he was nominated as Rajya Sabha member.